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Andrew Jackson is best known as the president who created “Jacksonian democracy,” with its focus on manifest destiny and laissez-faire economics. But rarely are his accomplishments as a general highlighted. Jackson's effective use of spies in war time and of martial law in peace time sparked a debate about the curtailing of civil liberties in the name of national security that continues to this day. Most of all, Jackson was a great motivator who could, with a few carefully selected words and by his own brave example, turn around starved, deserting troops, convincing them to fight. With dramatic scenes of fierce battles and victories, Remini reveals here why Jackson's bold leadership as a general led to his election as President of the United States in 1828.

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It was the summer of 1832, and President Andrew Jackson was fleeing the notorious Foggy Bottom humidity for his home in Nashville, Tenn. Somehow he misplaced an important cache of papers along Washington's Post Road; they either dropped from his saddlebag, were stolen by the livery hand or were left behind in a tavern. Writing to his private secretary, Jackson lamented that the missing papers were... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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The newest addition to Palgrave's Great Generals series focuses on Andrew Jackson's career including his time as a general in Tennessee and his rise up the Army ranks.

Synopsis:

The newest addition to Palgrave's Great Generals series focuses on Andrew Jackson's career including his time as a general in Tennessee and his rise up the Army ranks. Jackson's effective use of spies in war time and of martial law in peace time sparked a debate about the curtailing of civil liberties in the name of national security that continues to this day. Most of all, Jackson was a great motivator who could, with a few carefully selected words and by his own brave example, turn around starved, deserting troops, convincing them to fight. With dramatic scenes of fierce battles and victories, Remini reveals here why Jackson's bold leadership as a general led to his election as President of the United States in 1828.

About the Author

Robert V. Remini won the National Book Award for the third volume of his definitive biography of Andrew Jackson and is the author of biographies of Henry Clay and Daniel Webster and others. He is professor of history emeritus and research professor of humanities emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Remini is the official historian at the House of Representatives. He lives in Wilmette, IL.
 
General Wesley K. Clark was NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is author of A Time to Lead, as well as the best selling books Waging Modern War and Winning Modern Wars.

Table of Contents

Foreword - General Wesley K. Clark  * Introduction * The Indian Fighter * The Creek War * The Battle of New Orleans * The First Seminole War * The End of Military Service * The Military Legacy

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230600157
Author:
Remini, Robert
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Foreword by:
Clark, Wesley K.
Foreword:
Clark, Wesley K.
Author:
Remini, Robert V.
Author:
Clark, Wesley K. K.
Author:
Remini, Robert Vincent
Author:
Clark, Wesley K.
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Great Generals
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes an 8-page black-and-white photo
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.04 x 5.28 x 0.59 in

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The newest addition to Palgrave's Great Generals series focuses on Andrew Jackson's career including his time as a general in Tennessee and his rise up the Army ranks. Jackson's effective use of spies in war time and of martial law in peace time sparked a debate about the curtailing of civil liberties in the name of national security that continues to this day. Most of all, Jackson was a great motivator who could, with a few carefully selected words and by his own brave example, turn around starved, deserting troops, convincing them to fight. With dramatic scenes of fierce battles and victories, Remini reveals here why Jackson's bold leadership as a general led to his election as President of the United States in 1828.
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