October 10, 2006
October 10, 2006
A dynamic portrait of America's seventh president explores the life and times of the first "common man" to rise to the position of president of the United States, following Jackson from his early days in South Carolina, his military exploits, and his contributions as president to the cause of democracy, Manifest Destiny, and the preservation of the Union. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Historian H.W. Brands narrates the colorful life of "Old Hickory," who left an enduring mark as the seventh president of the United States, and whose name is forever associated with the concept of democracy. Cut from a different cloth than the Founding Fathers, the rough-and-tumble Jackson was just a boy during the Revolution, though he absorbed its influences. His parents had migrated to South Carolina, and he himself is associated with the state of Tennessee, where he was a legislator, and later a general who fought in the War of 1812 and in the Indian wars. Brands recounts the key points of Jackson's life and career, especially his two-term presidency, where he wielded presidential power decisively and effectively, becoming identified above all with a strong union that protected the rights of the common people.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Presidents + Heads of State
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: Presidents + Heads of State
- Publisher: Anchor Books
- Pages: 620
- Language: English
- Release Date: October 10, 2006
- Author: H. W. Brands
- Online Item #: 11914894
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-1877
- ISBN: 9781400030729
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported