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The Life of Andrew Jackson

by Robert V. Remini

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This is a very readable biography of one of the most important presidents in US history. it provides a compact overview of all aspects of his life and his presidency. It is very sympathetic towards Jackson and leaves you with a very positive impression of Jackson as a man and as a president. What the book does not provide is an analysis of Jackson that evaluates what Jackson did was actually a positive thing for the country and its people. For example, the entire discussion of the fight about the US Bank is sketched as a fight on by Jackson's charisma without any judgement as to whether his destruction of the bank was good or not. Furthermore, almost all footnotes tend to be quotes from Jackson's correspondence which naturally justifies and defends all of Jackson's own actions.

This book is nevertheless recommended as an easy introduction to Jackson. It is worth reading today because so many of the things that Jackson did or were involved with still have resonance today. ( )
  M_Clark | Jul 30, 2016 |
The best one volume book on Jackson that I've read. I was never totally keen on Jackson until reading this book. By looking at his life and the times, he now is one of my favorite people in U.S. history. A great study in his character. ( )
  lassiter | Aug 1, 2006 |
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1st edition (1988): The life of Andrew Jackson / Robert V. Remini; this one volume edition is a condensation of the author's three-volume biography originally published 1977-1984 under titles: Andrew Jackson and the course of American empire, 1767-1821; Andrew Jackson and the course of American freedom, 1822-1832, and Andrew Jackson and the course of American democracy, 1833-1845
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060937351, Paperback)

The classic one-volume biography of Andrew Jackson

Robert V. Remini's prizewinning, three-volumn biography, The Life of Andrew Jackson, won the National Book Award upon it's completion in 1984. Now, Remini captures the essence of the life and career of the seventh president of the United States in the meticulously crafted single-volume abridgement.

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