An important book, and -- in view of the tremendous success of its predecessor, ANDREW JACKSON: Border Captain, an essential...

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ANDREW JACKSON: Portrait of a President

An important book, and -- in view of the tremendous success of its predecessor, ANDREW JACKSON: Border Captain, an essential item for all public libraries, students of American history, and individuals who enjoyed the first book. Necessarily, this book lacks some of the spark and fire of the first, for politics for the average reader are less exciting reading than frontier life and border campaigns. With that acknowledged handicap, Marquis James has made an extraordinarily absorbing story of years packed with sorrow, inner turmoil, outward struggle, achievements greater than the man himself. Again a piece of sound scholarship -- and a piece of good dramatic writing as well. One reads it with a growing awareness of a close parallel in certain conditions and situations and personalities in today's public life. As the big non-fiction title of the publisher's Fall list, it is guaranteed a substantial backing for the trade. Pre-publication and post-publication posters, circulars, advertising. Take advantage of special offer.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1937

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Publisher: Bobbs, Merrill

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1937