Tennessee lawyer, judge, soldier, planter, and politician, andrew jackson was the most beloved military hero of his day and one of the most influential presidents in american history this compelling book highlights the events of andrew jackson's life – from his meager beginnings to his election as 7th president of the. Buy andrew jackson: his life and times by hw brands (isbn: 9781400030729 ) from amazon's book store review jackson was an american original, a wholly fascinating figure whom h w brands brings to life in a big, rich biography brands weaves together keen political history with anecdote and marvelous. Andrew jackson has 10049 ratings and 208 reviews mara said: the hero of new orleans, old hickory, king andrew — andrew jackson's varied sobriquets beli. Andrew jackson: his life and times is hw brands's 2005 biography of our seventh president brands is a professor at the university of texas at austin and a prolific author he has written nearly thirty books on a wide range of historical topics, including biographies of ulysses grant, theodore roosevelt.
She had dreaded becoming the hostess of the president's house, saying that she would “rather be a doorkeeper in the house of god than live in that palace” rachel jackson's niece, emily donelson, the wife of andrew jackson donelson, served as the president's hostess until 1836 at times, sarah yorke. Brian kilmeade, the author of andrew jackson and the miracle of new orleans, is a host of fox & friends, trump's morning staple it's hardly since colonial times , new orleans had held the key to the heartland of north america: control over the mississippi river amid the revolutionary war, benjamin. Andrew jackson (1767-1845) was our most unlikable president: touchy, belligerent, prejudiced, poorly educated the hatreds of his youth (britain, banks, the eastern establishment, indians) stayed with him until his death yet he was unquestionably an energetic, charismatic leader unpleasant but. Moral biography of andrew jackson introduction last year's united states elections heated up debate on morality (or lack thereof) in politics and candidates the airwaves times it seemed as if the morality of candidates was called into question the very als into careful ethical analysis and moral judgment.
Newsweek no historian knows more about andrew jackson than robert v remini his biography of jackson is designed on a scale as spacious as james parton's 19th century “life” and with detail as vivid as marquis jame's 1938 pulitzer prize-winning biography” john william war, the new york times book review. Wilentz's concise and clear short biography (part of a remarkable and useful series of short presidential biographies under the editorship of arthur schlesinger , jr) reflects the research behind his accomplished rise of american democracy and does a slightly better job at setting jackson in his historical. Andrew jackson's house: the hermitage nickname 'old hickory' accomplishments jackson's vice president: john c calhoun early life videos the president's views on the issue, and jackson won his 1832 re-election campaign against clay with 56 percent of the popular vote and nearly five times.  cheathem's work is neither a condemnation nor a hagiography but a sober analysis of jackson's life, his influences, and his impact on his times as cheathem argues, jackson's southern identity was linked to his “propensity toward violence, defense of honor, enslavement of african americans, embrace.
The life and times of andrew jackson by watson, thomas e (thomas edward), 1856-1922 publication date 1912 topics jackson, andrew, 1767-1845 publisher thomson, ga, press of the jeffersonian pub co collection there are no reviews yet be the first one to write a review 3,197 views download options. Editorial reviews from publishers weekly starred review historian brands, author of the bestselling the first american: the life and times of benjamin franklin, now turns to andrew jackson (1767–1845), illuminating both the mettle of a fascinating leader and the crucible in which american democracy was forged. Librarything review user review - majackson - librarything andrew jackson, his life and times by hw brands 2005 the primary reason i bought this book was to compare the only other populist president i knew of, with the current one i know jackson did some read full review.
When jackson was finally elected, he pushed to have the electoral college abolished and railed against life tenure for government workers throughout his life, jackson was criticized for his steadfast opinions and autocratic manner, but he nonetheless proved himself a savvy and thoughtful politician it was only after he. From humble beginnings, andrew jackson worked his way up to wealth and national prominence his early life was colorful and filled with adventure born in 1767 in the carolinas to a scots-irish immigrant family of modest means, jackson became involved in politics as a child during the revolutionary war when he. Andrew jackson was born on the carolina frontier, the son of parents who had immigrated from northern ireland thus he is the first real irish-american united states president (john f kennedy was the first irish-catholic american president) jackson's life can be described as rough-and-tumble from its earliest days.
Applying handwriting analysis, assistant editor tom coens traced the letter to william b lewis, a confidante of andrew jackson, adams's leading rival he devoted over half of his biography, andrew jackson: his life and times (2005), to the pre-presidential years and emphasized jackson as soldier while not blind to. It breaks jackson 's life up into six different sections which are approximately the same number of years of his life i found this method of organization did well in accomplishing the goal of providing an exceptional look into the life and times of andrew jackson there are a couple of maps at the beginning of the book which. Andrew jackson: the parents of the president shown on the $20 bill, andrew jackson and elizabeth hutchinson jackson, were poor protestant farmers who emigrated from co antrim photograph: when he refused to clean a british officer's boots the officer struck him with a sword, scarring him for life. Andrew jackson: a life and times professor brands talked about his book andrew jackson: his life and times in his book, the author discussed the life and presidency of andrew reagan october 17, 2015.