THE LIFE OF ANDREW JACKSON
by Robert V. Remini
ISBN 978-0-945707-34-9 $35.00
414 pages including notes and index plus illustrations
This complete life of Andrew Jackson is a condensation of Robert Remini’s
prize-winning three-volume biography, a work that took more than fifteen years
From reviews for Prof. Remini’s three volume biography of Andrew Jackson…
Volume I. ANDREW JACKSON AND THE COURSE OF AMERICAN EMPIRE 1767-1821.
Remini’s biography will undoubtedly remain the standard life of Jackson
for a good many years. It has brought together the best of president
Jacksonian scholarship into a clearly drawn portrait of a gargantuan American
character – Gordon Wood.
Volume II ANDREW JACKSON AND THE COURSE OF AMERICAN FREEDOM 1822-1832.
Remini again combines scholarly research with a flair for popular biography
to produce a wonderfully readable account of Jackson’s first term as President.
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
Volume III ANDREW JACKSON AND THE COURSE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY 1833-1845.
This long and richly detailed volume completes both Andrew Jackson’s rarely
serene life and Robert V. Remini’s forceful attempt at a historiographic counterrevolution.
Eschewing the contemporary turn away from the great man centered view of
politics, he has revived, to the fullest, the leisurely, instructive, sympathetic,
life and times grand biographical tradition. …one comes away with the
feeling that here is how Jackson saw himself, might have set forth his won
case, and wished to be remembered. Distilled from the review by Joel
H. Silbey, American Historical Review, Feb, 1985.