Bill Kauffman

Bill Kauffman
Bill Kauffman is the author of eight previous books, among them Ain’t My America; Look Homeward, America (ISI Books), which the American Library Association named one of the best books of 2006; and Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette, which won the 2003 national Sense of Place Award from Writers & Books. Mr. Kauffman writes for the Wall Street Journal, the American Conservative, and Orion, among other publications.
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Andrew Jackson’s reputation is drifting down, down, down, like a sere autumn leaf. Whereas in 1948, the first year of Arthur Schlesinger Sr.’s poll of historians, Old Hickory ranked sixth among the presidents, in recent surveys by a...