Andrew Jackson: A Biography

By Robert V. Remini
Foreword by General Wesley K. Clark
Read by Tom Weiner

The Great Generals Series

5.83 Hours 01/01/2007 unabridged
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It was Andrew Jackson’s military heroism that helped to usher him into the presidency. From the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812 to the Indian Wars and his unorthodox presence in the White House, Jackson is one of the most fascinating figures in American history. Here is his life as told by the foremost Jackson historian of our time.

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It was Andrew Jackson’s military heroism that helped to usher him into the presidency. From the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812 to the Indian Wars and his unorthodox presence in the White House, Jackson is one of the most fascinating figures in American history. Here is his life as told by the foremost Jackson historian of our time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Palgrave’s Great Generals Series is an important and inspiring contribution to our understanding of modern-day warfare. Every book in the series will provide invaluable insight into the legacies of eminent military leaders and take the reader on a griping tour of the most spectacular maneuvers, missions, and battles in world history.” General Wesley K. Clark
“Remini, an old hand at unraveling the politics of this era, writes with assurance and cuts through hoary legends.A stimulating reassessment.” Choice
“The best biography of Andrew Jackson available.” Library Journal
“Persuasive and well documented.” Political Science Quarterly
“This Andrew Jackson biography is as exciting as it is important, and shows how a very complex military was molded from frontier clay during America’s formative years.” Donald A. Davis, bestselling author of Shooter and Kill Zone

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Author Bio: Robert V. Remini

Robert V. Remini, historian of the US House of Representatives, has been teaching and writing about American history for more than half a century. He has written more than twenty books, including the definitive three-volume biography The Life of Andrew Jackson, which won the National Book Award (1984). His other books include biographies of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, and Joseph Smith. His Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars won the Spur Award for best western nonfiction from the Western Writers of America. He lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 5.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English