By "the foremost Jacksonian scholar of our time" (New York Times), the critically acclaimed and most concise biography of Andrew Jackson that takes a comprehensive look at the political, personal, and military life of the seventh president of the United States.
The book concludes by saying, “in the present age, the American People should still be grateful for what he did” to that I say No. We should acknowledge that he greatly influenced the might of the US and our standing on t ...more
Remini was quoted in one of the history textbooks I have taught out of, so when I was looking for a good biography on Jackson, I figured this would be a good place to start. What I didn't realize until I went ...more
His slight (225 page) 1966 biography simply entitled “Andrew Jackson,” is one of his earliest book-length works on the seventh President. Given its length, it is remarkably comprehensive and it does an excellent job of connecting Jackson’s personal history ...more
Looking forward to reading further biographies of Jackson, especially ones that encompass his political arc.
I’m happy to have read the wrong book because this smaller volume has done nothing but pique my desire to read more of a president about whom I’d previously known nothing. Here Jackson is presented as a fast-le ...more
The neatest thing I got out of this book is the idea that Andrew Jackson was not your typical man. I think if we met him today (and I think we meet this type a lot) we might not have a good impressi ...more