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Paperback. Pub Date: 1999 Pages: 256 in Publisher: Harper Perennial Andrew Jackson is best known as the President who created Jacksonian democracy with its focus on manifest destiny and laissez-faire economics. But the intensive with rarely for are his accomplishments as a general highlighted . Here. National Book Award-winning Jackson biographer Robert Remini focuses on Jackson's military career. richly illustrating his visionary and tactical skills as a general. Jackson was a great motivator who could. with a few carefully selected words and by his own ave example. turn around starved. deserting troops. convincing them to fight. His effective use of spies in wartime and of martial law in peacetime sparked a debate about the curtailing of civil liberties in the name of national security that continues to this day. With dramatic scenes of fierce battles and victories. Remini...

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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.

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"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"

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