The Rise of Andrew Jackson by David S. Heidler audiobook

The Rise of Andrew Jackson: Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern Politics

By David S. Heidler  and Jeanne T. Heidler
Read by Molly Parker Myers

Basic Books 9780465097562

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549176166

  • ISBN: 9781549176142

Runtime: 13.55 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The story of Andrew Jackson's improbable ascent to the White House, centered on the handlers and propagandists who made it possible


Andrew Jackson was volatile and prone to violence, and well into his forties his sole claim on the public's affections derived from his victory in a thirty-minute battle at New Orleans in early 1815. Yet those in his immediate circle believed he was a great man who should be president of the United States.

Jackson's election in 1828 is usually viewed as a result of the expansion of democracy. Historians David and Jeanne Heidler argue that he actually owed his victory to his closest supporters, who wrote hagiographies of him, founded newspapers to savage his enemies, and built a political network that was always on message. In transforming a difficult man into a paragon of republican virtue, the Jacksonites exploded the old order and created a mode of electioneering that has been mimicked ever since.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Poised to become the definitive account of a still-controversial electoral campaign.” Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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Author

Author Bio: David S. Heidler

Author Bio: David S. Heidler

David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler have written numerous scholarly books and articles dealing with the history of the early American republic, the Antebellum period, and the Civil War. They are the authors of the acclaimed biography Henry Clay: The Essential American. David S. Heidler taught history for many years at the university level, and Jeanne T. Heidler is a professor of history at the United States Air Force Academy, where she is the senior civilian member of her department.

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Author Bio: Jeanne T. Heidler

Author Bio: Jeanne T. Heidler

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Details

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 13.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English