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In Defense of Andrew Jackson by Bradley Birzer

He was controversial in his time–and even more controversial in our own. Indian-fighter, ardent patriot, hero of the War of 1812, the very embodiment of America’s democratic and frontier spirit, Jackson was an iconic figure. But who was the real Andrew Jackson?

In this concise, yet fully rounded portrait of Jackson the man, the soldier, the politician–the embodiment of an ambitious, optimistic era of American expansion–Birzer, a professor of history, makes the case that Jackson was the American frontiersman par excellence, passionately devoted to individual liberty, Christian morality and the preservation of the Union.


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