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Andrew Jackson (Part A) - His Life and Times-logo

Andrew Jackson (Part A) - His Life and Times

H. W. Brands

The extraordinary story of Andrew Jackson-the colorful, dynamic, and forceful president who ushered in the Age of Democracy and set a still young America on its path to greatness-told by the bestselling author of The First American. The most famous American of his time, Andrew Jackson is a seminal figure in American history. The first "common man" to rise to the presidency, Jackson embodied the spirit and the vision of the emerging American nation; the term "Jacksonian democracy" is embedded in our national lexicon. With the sweep, passion, and attention to detail that made The First American a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a national bestseller, historian H.W. Brands shapes a historical narrative that's as fast-paced and compelling as the best fiction. He follows Andrew Jackson from his days as rebellious youth, risking execution to free the Carolinas of the British during the Revolutionary War, to his years as a young lawyer and congressman from the newly settled frontier state of Tennessee. As general of the Tennessee militia, he put down a massive Indian uprising in the South, securing the safety of American settlers, and his famous rout of the British at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 made him a national hero. But it is Jackson's contributions as president, however, that won him a place in the pantheon of America's greatest leaders. A man of the people, without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers, he sought as president to make the country a genuine democracy, governed by and for the people. Jackson, although respectful of states' rights, devoted himself to the preservation of the Union, whose future in that age was still very much in question. When South Carolina, his home state, threatened to secede over the issue of slavery, Jackson promised to march down with 100,000 federal soldiers should it dare. In the bestselling tradition of Founding Brothers and His Excellency by Joseph Ellis and of John Adams by David McCullough, Andrew Jackson is the first single-vo

The extraordinary story of Andrew Jackson-the colorful, dynamic, and forceful president who ushered in the Age of Democracy and set a still young America on its path to greatness-told by the bestselling author of The First American. The most famous American of his time, Andrew Jackson is a seminal figure in American history. The first "common man" to rise to the presidency, Jackson embodied the spirit and the vision of the emerging American nation; the term "Jacksonian democracy" is embedded in our national lexicon. With the sweep, passion, and attention to detail that made The First American a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a national bestseller, historian H.W. Brands shapes a historical narrative that's as fast-paced and compelling as the best fiction. He follows Andrew Jackson from his days as rebellious youth, risking execution to free the Carolinas of the British during the Revolutionary War, to his years as a young lawyer and congressman from the newly settled frontier state of Tennessee. As general of the Tennessee militia, he put down a massive Indian uprising in the South, securing the safety of American settlers, and his famous rout of the British at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 made him a national hero. But it is Jackson's contributions as president, however, that won him a place in the pantheon of America's greatest leaders. A man of the people, without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers, he sought as president to make the country a genuine democracy, governed by and for the people. Jackson, although respectful of states' rights, devoted himself to the preservation of the Union, whose future in that age was still very much in question. When South Carolina, his home state, threatened to secede over the issue of slavery, Jackson promised to march down with 100,000 federal soldiers should it dare. In the bestselling tradition of Founding Brothers and His Excellency by Joseph Ellis and of John Adams by David McCullough, Andrew Jackson is the first single-vo
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The extraordinary story of Andrew Jackson-the colorful, dynamic, and forceful president who ushered in the Age of Democracy and set a still young America on its path to greatness-told by the bestselling author of The First American. The most famous American of his time, Andrew Jackson is a seminal figure in American history. The first "common man" to rise to the presidency, Jackson embodied the spirit and the vision of the emerging American nation; the term "Jacksonian democracy" is embedded in our national lexicon. With the sweep, passion, and attention to detail that made The First American a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a national bestseller, historian H.W. Brands shapes a historical narrative that's as fast-paced and compelling as the best fiction. He follows Andrew Jackson from his days as rebellious youth, risking execution to free the Carolinas of the British during the Revolutionary War, to his years as a young lawyer and congressman from the newly settled frontier state of Tennessee. As general of the Tennessee militia, he put down a massive Indian uprising in the South, securing the safety of American settlers, and his famous rout of the British at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 made him a national hero. But it is Jackson's contributions as president, however, that won him a place in the pantheon of America's greatest leaders. A man of the people, without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers, he sought as president to make the country a genuine democracy, governed by and for the people. Jackson, although respectful of states' rights, devoted himself to the preservation of the Union, whose future in that age was still very much in question. When South Carolina, his home state, threatened to secede over the issue of slavery, Jackson promised to march down with 100,000 federal soldiers should it dare. In the bestselling tradition of Founding Brothers and His Excellency by Joseph Ellis and of John Adams by David McCullough, Andrew Jackson is the first single-vo

Language:

English

Narrators:

John H. Mayer

Length:

26h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:15


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:55


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:42


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:04


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:09


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:46


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:37


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:28


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:29


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:05


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:19


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:24


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:59


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:01


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:17


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:28


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:02


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:38


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:29


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:50


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:18


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:53


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:34


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:16


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:28


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:23


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:56


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:20


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:58


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:34


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:10


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:06


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:49


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:59


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:01


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:33


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:57


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:51


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:27


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:49


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:36


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:22


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:29


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:37


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:16


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:32


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:56


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:40


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:17


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:10


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:28


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:12


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:41


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

02:48


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

02:03


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:36


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:20


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

02:38


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:35


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:11


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

02:47


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:23


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:15


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:14


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:45


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:51


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:26


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

02:47


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:25


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:38


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:07


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:05


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:34


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:05


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:16


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:26


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:33


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:17


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:02


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:36


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:17


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:03


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:26


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:08


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:57


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:04


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

02:54


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:04


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:21


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:32


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:18


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:45


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:29


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

02:53


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:09


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

02:03


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:16


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:16


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:09


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:24


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:10


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:55


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

01:50


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

03:51


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:06


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

03:51


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

04:10


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:00


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:09


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:35


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

01:50


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:00


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:53


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:06


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:28


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

02:59


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

03:25


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:12


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:45


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

02:49


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

03:40


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:02


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

03:19

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