Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars

By Robert V. Remini
Read by Grover Gardner

11.72 Hours 05/01/2004 unabridged
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The expulsion of Native Americans from the eastern half of the continent to the Indian Territory beyond the Mississippi River remains one of the most notorious events in US history, and the man most responsible and most widely blamed for their removal is Andrew Jackson. Robert Remini, hailed by the New York Times as “our foremost Jacksonian scholar,” now provides a thought-provoking analysis of this single most controversial aspect of Jackson’s long career. Masterfully capturing Jackson's flaws and limitations as well as his heroism, Remini contends that, despite the injustice and atrocities that accompanied the removal, Jackson in fact ensured the tribes’ survival. This is at once an exuberant work of American history and a sobering reminder of the violence and darkness at the heart of that history.

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Winner of the Spur Award for Best Historical Nonfiction

The expulsion of Native Americans from the eastern half of the continent to the Indian Territory beyond the Mississippi River remains one of the most notorious events in US history, and the man most responsible and most widely blamed for their removal is Andrew Jackson. Robert Remini, hailed by the New York Times as “our foremost Jacksonian scholar,” now provides a thought-provoking analysis of this single most controversial aspect of Jackson’s long career. Masterfully capturing Jackson's flaws and limitations as well as his heroism, Remini contends that, despite the injustice and atrocities that accompanied the removal, Jackson in fact ensured the tribes’ survival.

This is at once an exuberant work of American history and a sobering reminder of the violence and darkness at the heart of that history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“When it comes to Jackson…there are few who have such a masterly command of the sources as Mr. Remini, [who] kept me up late at night reading and causing me to wonder why, with narrative history such as this, anyone bothers to read historical novels.” Wall Street Journal 
“Vividly written and often harrowing…Remini recounts Jackson’s exploits...with riveting narrative prose.” Chicago Tribune
“It is a story of negotiations, bribery, tribal politics, and war told in all its complexity and based on a lifetime of research and study.” Library Journal
“This superbly written work by a great historian will offend many, but it must not be ignored.” Booklist (starred review)
“A sharp and haunting portrait of a brilliant statesman’s darker side.” Kirkus Reviews

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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 : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English