Andrew Jackson A Biography

ISBN-10: 0230617557

ISBN-13: 9780230617551

Edition: 2009

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Description: Andrew Jackson is best known as the president who created "Jacksonian democracy," with its focus on manifest destiny and laissez-faire economics. But rarely are his accomplishments as a general highlighted. Jackson's effective use of spies in war time and of martial law in peace time sparked a debate about the curtailing of civil liberties in the name of national security that continues to this day. Most of all, Jackson was a great motivator who could, with a few carefully selected words and by his own brave example, turn around starved, deserting troops, convincing them to fight. With dramatic scenes of fierce battles and victories, Remini reveals here why Jackson's bold leadership as a general led to his election as President of the United States in 1828.

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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 9/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

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.

Foreword-General
Introduction
The Indian Fighter
The Creek War
The Battle of New Orleans
The First Seminole War
The End of Military Service
The Military Legacy
Notes
Index
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