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.
- Paperback | 212 pages
- 134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
- 12 Nov 2014
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, NY, United States
- maps, index
Back cover copy
Professor Remini, already a recognized authority on the Jacksonian period, has written the best biography of Andrew Jackson available. It summarizes adequately the best of the old scholarship while at the same time branching off to offer significant new interpretations of crucial points.
"The best biography of Andrew Jackson available. It summarizes adequately the best of the old scholarship while at the same time branching off to offer significant new interpretations of crucial points." -- "Library Journal""In this concise and well-written biography Robert V. Remini has a more ambitious objective than merely recounting the life of a famous man.He portrays the President not as a symbol of the age nor a personification of proletarian striving, but as a shrewd and able politician, a pioneer in using the office of the presidency for both national and narrowly partisan purposes.His account is persuasive and well documented." -- "Political Science Quarterly""Remini, an old hand at unraveling the politics of this era, writes with assurance and cuts through hoary legends.A stimulating reassessment." --" Choice"