August 24, 2008 The life and presidency of Andrew Jackson was full of contradictions that inspired hatred, pride and reluctant admiration from his countrymen. It also inspired Christopher Hedge to compose a new work about the seventh president, titled Andrew Jackson: The Atrocious Saint.
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