I am a sci-fi/fantasy person, as you well know. But March is a special month for me, and for that special month, I’m reading three special books. Books you might not expect.
Robert Remini’s Andrew Jackson Biographic Trilogy
I’m pretty interested in presidents, and there’s no doubt in my mind that Jackson is my favorite to study. Jacksonian democracy is just fascinating to me. How can people ever think about characters like Davy Crockett or Daniel Boone when you have Andrew Jackson out there? The man was straight-up stuff of legend. He may have done some objectively evil stuff, but dude. Dude. For a peacetime president, this guy is more monumentally crucial to the path of America than like… anyone.
As later students of Jackson know, you can’t get around Remini when it comes to the definitive biography of Jackson. If you like studying the Age of Jackson, you can’t get around reading this excellent, scholarly trilogy of books.
So stick around. I will probably spill a few more of my political views than I’d want in this series, so… that’s a risk. But to read this massive series, I’m willing to make that sacrifice.
Also Andrew Jackson’s birthday is March 15th.
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