From wilderness pioneer to the perils of the oval office, the world of Andrew Jackson comes to vivid life in this scanned reproduction of the 1850 original.
Written within just 13 years of Jackson's death, this profound account gives insights into the man nicknamed "Old Hickory" because of his resilient nature. Losing two of his brothers and his widowed mother during the American Revolution, he would rise above both poverty and his limited education to become the seventh president, demonstrating the character necessary to endure the often brutal world of America's early years.
Jackson's legacy is controversial due to his support for slavery and forced removal of Native Americans from their lands. Exemplifying the rough and hardy qualities of a frontiersman, he would see success on the battlefield, including the brilliant campaign against the British in New Orleans during the War of 1812, survive an attempted assassination as president, and fiercely resist the institution of a national bank. Through much adversity, Jackson showed the world that one could rise above the ashes of suffering in order to fulfill a God-given destiny, extending his influence for years beyond his presidency.
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