A Being So Gentle

The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson
Product Number: EB00477646
Released: Jul 28, 2014
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780230115644
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Description

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 took in 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.

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Author(s): Patricia Brady
Original Publish Date: Jan 04, 2011

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