The classic one-volume biography of Andrew Jackson
, Robert V. Remini's prizewinning, three-volume biography, The Life of Andrew Jackson
, won the National Book Award upon its completion in 1984. Now, Remini captures the essence of the life and career of the seventh president of the United States in the meticulously crafted single-volume abridgement. Important moments such as Jackson's victory at New Orleans
, his role in the Seminole
wars, his disappointment in the election of 1824
, his victories in 1828
, his successful passing of the torch to Martin Van Buren
, his war against the Second Bank of the United States
, and his mistreatment
of Indians are all covered.
Andrerw Jackson represented a break with the aristocratic tradition of American politics and the rise of the common man.. The final battle of the War of 1812 took place after the peace had been signed, but the victorious Andrew Jackson hadn't heard the news. Andrew Jackson forced the "civilized tribes" of the southeast to cede their homelands to white settlement and move to Indian Territory in a migration known as the Trail of Tears.