By Robert V. Remini
On hand in paperback for the 1st time, those 3 volumes characterize the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. quantity One covers the function Jackson performed in America's territorial growth, bringing to lifestyles a posh personality who has frequently been visible easily as a rough-hewn nation normal. quantity strains Jackson's senatorial occupation, his presidential campaigns, and his first management as President. The 3rd quantity covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty matters with which he used to be confronted: the nullification challenge, the tragic elimination of the Indians past the Mississippi River, the mounting violence during the nation over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.
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Initiating the model that Joseph would expand, Nephi, ﬁrst author of the Book of Mormon record, discovers in dramatic fashion that human beings are eligible not merely to feel or intuit divine truths, but to literally ‘‘see, and hear, and know of these things, by the power of the Holy Ghost, which is the gift of God unto all those who diligently seek him’’ (1 Nephi 10:17). In contradistinction to Old Testament patterns, the Book of Mormon chronicles an array of divinely communicated speech that extends not to prophets alone, but to wayward sons, anxious fathers, military leaders, and questing individuals.
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