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The Age of Jackson by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
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Dec 30, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: history
Recommended to Erik by: Mr. Ellenberger
Recommended for: Americans
Read in December, 1967

I read this during the winter of the year I took U.S. Government, a required class at Maine Township South High School, probably during the Xmas break as I recall curling up with it in front of the fireplace one evening when the parents had gone to bed. Indeed, I might have finished it in that one sitting as it is short and the reading of it is swift--as if it were a good novel.

My teacher, Mr. Ellenberger, was a recent graduate of Grinnell College as were a couple of other better-than-average teachers at South and my own father. Their politics and my teachers' approach to scholarship and expectations of us in that regard led me to do early decision admissions there and eventually graduate.
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