by Houghton in Boston .
|Series||American Statement, ed. by John T. Morse|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vi, 404 p.|
|Number of Pages||404|
Martin Van Buren was a one-term president whose public life has long been overshadowed by the more fiery personalities of his day—Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John C. Calhoun. Nevertheless, Van Buren was a transforming political figure in American history, one of the first of the new republic’s professional politicians. Martin Van Buren: Selected full-text books and articles. FREE! The Autobiography of Martin Van Buren By Martin Van Buren; John C. Fitzpatrick U.S. Government Printing Office, PS PRIMARY SOURCE A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources. Martin Van Buren $ Speech, of the Hon. M. Van Buren, of the Senate: On the ACT to Carry Into Effect the Act of 13th April, , for the Settlement of the Late Governor's Accounts. The book provided some great insight into the person of Martin Van Buren, but the writing focused too much on the minute details of his life and times and didn't provide enough context into the broader issues of the day (slavery, banking, expansion)/5.
Martin Van Buren, one of the most politically talented of all Presidents, was not an utter failure, but he didn't shine in office either. In Niven's biography, we follow Van Buren from his impoverished roots through his rise in New York state government. Although not perfect, Van Buren had enough political astuteness and the right sort of Cited by: Donald Cole’s biography of Martin Van Buren changed and fleshed out my understanding. In clear and well-written language Cole spells out these events and many others in the life of the 8th president. This is an excellent book about an extremely complex man. On the one hand, the book Cited by: There’s also a good (and shorter) book by Joel Silbey, an excellent historian of the period, “Martin Van Buren and the Emergence of American Popular Politics,” from about 10 years ago. Silbey is a good narrative story teller (his book on Texas annexation is also great), and this — while thematic — is somewhat less academic than Niven. Andrew Jackson's successor, Martin Van Buren ( ) was also at various times Jackson's secretary of state, ambassador to the Court of St. James's and vice president. As Widmer relates, some newspapermen called the New York Democrat "the little magician" because of his diminutive frame and his deftness at political sleight of hand/5(11).
Andrew Jackson's successor, Martin Van Buren ( ) was also at various times Jackson's secretary of state, ambassador to the Court of St. James's and vice president. As Widmer relates, some newspapermen called the New York Democrat "the little magician" because of his diminutive frame and his deftness at political sleight of hand. Martin Van Buren (/ v æ n ˈ b j ʊər ən / van BEWR-ən; born Maarten Van Buren Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmaːrtə(n) vɑn ˈbyːrə(n)]; December 5, – J ) was an American statesman who served as the eighth president of the United States from to A founder of the Democratic Party, he had previously served as the ninth governor of New York, the tenth United States Preceded by: Andrew Jackson. Martin van Buren, the eighth President of the United States was the first one to hold that office, born under the stars and stripes. He was born on December 5, (a year after the United States won their independence from Britain) in the small town of Kinderhook, New York/5. Martin Van Buren has 28 books on Goodreads with ratings. Martin Van Buren’s most popular book is George Washington's Farewell Address.