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Life of Andrew Jackson

ISBN-10: 0061807885
ISBN-13: 9780061807886
Edition: N/A
Authors: Robert V. Remini
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Description: Robert V. Remini'²s prize-winning, three-volume biography Life of Andrew Jackson won the National Book Award on its completion in 1984 and is recognized as one of the greatest lives of a U.S. President. In this meticulously crafted single-volume  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Robert V. Remini'²s prize-winning, three-volume biography Life of Andrew Jackson won the National Book Award on its completion in 1984 and is recognized as one of the greatest lives of a U.S. President. In this meticulously crafted single-volume abridgment, Remini captures the essence of the life and career of the seventh president of the United States. As president, from 1829-1837, Jackson was a significant force in the nations'²s expansion, the growth of presidential power, and the transition from republicanism to democracy.Jackson is a highly controversial figure who is undergoing historical reconsideration today. He is known as spurring the emergence of the modern American political division of Republican and Democractic parties, for the infamous Indian removal on the Trail of Tears, and for his brave victory against the British as Major General at the Battle of New Orleans.Never an apologist, Remini portrays Jackson as a foreceful, sometimes tragic, hero--a man whose strength and flaws were larger than life, a president whose conviction provided the nation with one of the most influential, colorful, and controversial administrations in our history.

Robert V. Remini, professor emeritus of history & the humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, won the National Book Award for his three-volume biography of Andrew Jackson. He is the author of numerous books on American history, including "The Battle of New Orleans" & biographies of Henry Clay & Daniel Webster.

Preface
Chronology of Jackson's Life, 1767-1845
Genealogy of the Jackson Family
Boy from the Waxhaw District
Frontiersman and Lawyer
Congressman Jackson
The Duel
Old Hickory
The Creek War
The Battle of New Orleans
Indian Removal
The First Seminole War
Governor Jackson
An Era of Corruption
"Jackson and Reform"
The First People's Inaugural
The Reform Begins
Political Upheaval
Return to Reform
The Bank War Begins
Jackson and the Union
The Union Preserved
"The Grand Triumphal Tour"
Panic!
The End of the Bank
The Hermitage Fire
Jacksonian Diplomacy
Jacksonian Democracy
Texas
Life in the White House
Farewell
Retirement
The Silver Jubilee
"We Must Regain Texas"
"We Will All Meet in Heaven"
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Maps and Floor Plans
The Creek Campaign, 1813-1814
Route of British Invasion
Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815
Indian Removal-Southern Tribes
First Seminole War, 1818
Hermitage, First Floor
Hermitage, Second Floor
The White House, 1833, Main Floor
The White House, 1833, Second Story

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