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3.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 5 3.47 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert V. Remini Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Great Generals Series Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781504626477
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It was Andrew Jackson’s military heroism that helped to usher him into the presidency. From the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812 to the Indian Wars and his unorthodox presence in the White House, Jackson is one of the most fascinating figures in American history. Here is his life as told by the foremost Jackson historian of our time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Palgrave’s Great Generals Series is an important and inspiring contribution to our understanding of modern-day warfare. Every book in the series will provide invaluable insight into the legacies of eminent military leaders and take the reader on a griping tour of the most spectacular maneuvers, missions, and battles in world history.”

    General Wesley K. Clark

  • “Remini, an old hand at unraveling the politics of this era, writes with assurance and cuts through hoary legends.A stimulating reassessment.”

    Choice

  • “The best biography of Andrew Jackson available.”

    Library Journal

  • “Persuasive and well documented.”

    Political Science Quarterly

  • “This Andrew Jackson biography is as exciting as it is important, and shows how a very complex military was molded from frontier clay during America’s formative years.”

    Donald A. Davis, bestselling author of Shooter and Kill Zone

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dangjh | 1/24/2014

    " This dude REALLY liked Jackson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stosh Zawisza | 1/5/2014

    " Very interesting information as the pettyness that existed wtihin Washington even back then. Also, information relatvie to the forced movement of the various Indian tribes that ultimately resulted in thousands of people perishing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 10/10/2013

    " Excellent- got right to the action, and there's plenty- after a sketch of his childhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 10/5/2013

    " This was a book on tape I started a while back and finally finished. I really enjoyed it when I started it but I think it became a bit tiresome to finish. (probably just because it took me so long to find time to finish) It was very interesting and I learned a lot. I was really frustrated with Jackson's handling of the Indians but was impressed at his love for his country. I felt both love and hate for his "my way" attitudes but can see how that drive really made him who he was. I wish his strong belief that the country should have no dept would have been passed on to future presidents. He had us free and clear. Where did we go wrong from there? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaun | 9/9/2013

    " A book about the presidency of Andrew Jackson. He did quite a bit to keep the country together in the 1830s-40s, decades before Lincoln became president. An interesting history about our contry before the civil war, dealing with kicking Indians off their lands, but keeping men in slavery. It was a hard read at points (boring), but really pretty good overall and I learned a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brayden | 9/8/2013

    " Andrew Jackson comes off sounding like a decent guy during moments of this book. Have to give credit to the author for uncovering the human inside the president I long conceived of as a political monster. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Regina Sheerin | 7/13/2013

    " Well, very mixed emotions. It gave a decent overview of a turbulent and messy time in US history. The book also gives some insight into Jackson's character and his family life. However, I felt that there was no real spark in the writing- that it was more of a mash-up of previous works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 9/15/2012

    " Tough old goat, he was. Yes indeed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James | 8/29/2012

    " Slogged through it. Compared to McCullough's John Adams and Goodwin's Team of Rivals-- well, there really isn't much of a comparison. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanne Clower | 7/11/2012

    " Great read and it sticks to it's purpose. This is the kind of biography I really enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 8/24/2011

    " I just liked it. Interesting to learn about US History and the mindset of the people from that time period "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 4/30/2010

    " I thought this was a good read even though I did not Ike Jackson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prof | 12/26/2008

    " I really like this book, and intend to read all in this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/24/2008

    " I actually gave up on this book. An ambitious project but there was just too much info about Jackson's social life. A slog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Woodard | 9/26/2006

    " Not a lot to say, except I agree with the critics that this is a great biography of a most fascinating president. One you start, put down, pick up again, and so on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 5/10/2006

    " I agree with many of the other reviewers. I wanted to love this book, but found it harder to stick with than I expected. However, it is a thorough look at his presidency and a good study of a complicated man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 shawn stapleton | 8/4/2005

    " My Favorite president of all time. Great book with a lot of knowledge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meri | 8/19/2004

    " I couldn't finish it. The subject matter was interesting enough, but I didn't really like the writing. I miss having a book club to push me to finish these books. Oh well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 7/17/2000

    " Not the most captivating read ever, but not bad either. A lot of information was covered about Andrew Jackson and others. "

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About the Author

Robert V. Remini, historian of the US House of Representatives, has been teaching and writing about American history for more than half a century. He has written more than twenty books, including the definitive three-volume biography The Life of Andrew Jackson, which won the National Book Award (1984). His other books include biographies of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, and Joseph Smith. His Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars won the Spur Award for best western nonfiction from the Western Writers of America. He lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is the winner of eight Earphones Awards and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.