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Andrew Burstein

Andrew Burstein is the author of two previous books on American political culture: Sentimental Democracy: The Evolution of America's Romantic Self- Image (1999) and The Inner Jefferson: Portrait of a Grieving Optimist (1995). He has had a varied career, working as a China scholar and international trade consultant before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. At present he is a professor of history and coholder of the Mary Frances Barnard Chair at the University of Tulsa.

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America's Jubilee
Written by Andrew Burstein
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2002
$18.95/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70918-0 (0-375-70918-5)

In America's Jubilee distinguished historian Andrew Burstein presents an engrossing narrative that takes us back to a pivotal year in American history, 1826, when the reins of democracy were being passed from the last Revolutionary War heroes to a new generation of leaders.

Through brilliant sketches of selected individuals and events, Burstein... Read more






Madison and Jefferson
Written by Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | January 2013
$20.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7900-8 (0-8129-7900-1)

“[A] monumental dual biography . . . a distinguished work, combining deep research, a pleasing narrative style and an abundance of fresh insights, a rare combination.”—The Dallas Morning News
 
The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson’s genius overshadowing James Madison’s judgment and common sense... Read more






The Passions of Andrew Jackson
Written by Andrew Burstein
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2004
$15.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71404-7 (0-375-71404-9)

Most people vaguely imagine Andrew Jackson as a jaunty warrior and a man of the people, but he was much more—a man just as complex and controversial as Jefferson or Lincoln. Now, with the first major reinterpretation of his life in a generation, historian Andrew Burstein brings back Jackson with all... Read more





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