|Author||: David S. Reynolds|
|Publisher||: Harper Collins|
|Total Pages||: 480|
|Rating||: 4/5 (448 Downloads)|
Download or read book Waking Giant written by David S. Reynolds and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-06 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Waking Giant is a brilliant, definitive history of America’s vibrant and tumultuous rise during the Jacksonian era from David S. Reynolds, the Bancroft Prize-winning author of Walt Whitman’s America. Casting fresh light on Andrew Jackson, who redefined the presidency, along with John Quincy Adams and James K. Polk, who expanded the nation’s territory and strengthened its position internationally, Reynolds captures the turbulence of a democracy caught in the throes of the controversy over slavery, the rise of capitalism, and the birth of urbanization.