Sunday, January 29, 2006

Andy Jackson

Reading an absorbing book about Andrew Jackson, called The Passions of... By Andrew Burstein. A violent, suspicious, angry, shallow man. The book succeeds in making me feel that I know him--without admiring him, despite his bravery and loyalty to his friends. I was amazed to read of his off-and-on friendship with Aaron Burr, someone else who killed a man (Hamilton) in a duel.