This is neither a small book nor a breezy read. It's meaty, comprehensive and opens a door on a part of our history most folk are unfamiliar with, but which should be well known to all Americans. The book also deals with other characters of the time in some detail, such as Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun. Although historical, the story provides an excellent perspective on our own turbulent political times.
Not a quick read, but hugely rewarding. Highly recommended.