A Being So Gentle

A Being So Gentle

The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson

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The forty-year love affair between Rachel and Andrew Jackson parallels a tumultuous period in American history. Andrew Jackson was at the forefront of the American revolution--but he never could have made it without the support of his wife. Beautiful, charismatic, and generous, Rachel Jackson had the courage to go against the mores of her times in the name of love. As the wife of a great general in wartime, she often found herself running their plantation alone and, a true heroine, she tookin and raised children orphaned by the war. Like many great love stories, this one ends tragically when Rachel dies only a few weeks after Andrew is elected president. He moved into the White House alone and never remarried. Andrew and Rachel Jackson's devotion to one another is inspiring, and here, in Patricia Brady's vivid prose, their story of love and loss comes to life for the first time.

Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780230609501
Branch Call Number: 973.56092 Jacks -B
Characteristics: vi, 250 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.


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goodbook64 May 08, 2011

This books jacket cover is deceiving. There is not much romance in it. I would describe it as more of a biography of Andrew Jackson and an interesting description of the kind of life people led in the early 1800s. I did find it very interesting

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