Andrew Jackson: A Biography
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ohernaes - LibraryThing
Quite a character, both child soldier, orphan, lawyer, Indian killer, general, president. Probably not easy to be with, could be rash and manipulative. Scheming politician and demagogue. Did what suited his (sometimes idiosyncratic) interests. Read full review
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