Andrew Jackson

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What to expect

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.

Critics Review

  • “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.”

  • “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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