Book ‘The First Populist’ by David S. Brown

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The Defiant Life of Andrew Jackson
A revelatory, timely, and masterful biography of President Andrew Jackson that offers a new perspective on this charismatic figure in the context of American populism — identifying the reasons for his unprecedented appeal as it shows us the man and politician in his full complexity. A number of bestselling and award-winning biographies have been written about the seventh president of the US, but none have positioned Andrew Jackson so firmly in the forefront of the country’s populist tradition. Now, historian David S. Brown traces Jackson’s unusual life and legacy and sheds new light on his place in our nation’s history, focusing on his role as a popular leader. Andrew Jackson rose from rural poverty to become...
Publisher: Scribner (May 17, 2022)  Pages: 432 pages  ISBN-10: 1982191090  ISBN-13: 978-1982191092  ASIN:‎ B09JPKC18L

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About the author: David Brown is the author of several books on U.S. biography, including “The First Populist: The Defiant Life of Andrew Jackson,” “The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry Adams,” and “Paradise Lost: A Life F. Scott Fitzgerald.” His book, “Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography,” was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.