AMERICAN LION: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Chronicles the life and career of Andrew Jackson, a self-made man who went on to become a military hero and seventh president of the United States, analyzing Jackson's seminal role during a turbulent era in history.
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny by Brian Kilmeade
When the British fought the young US in 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling their former colony - capturing the city of New Orleans and stopping trade up the river sounded like a simple task. What the British didn't count on was the power of General Andrew Jackson. A formidable military leader with a grudge against the British and a heart for the common man, he rallied the divided inhabitants of New Orleans, bringing together Frenchmen, Native Americans, freed slaves, pirates, and Kentucky woodsmen.
The President's Lady: A Novel about Rachel and Andrew Jackson by Irving Stone
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
In this acclaimed biographical novel, Irving Stone brings to life the tender and poignant love story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson. "Beyond any doubt one of the great romances of all time." -- The Saturday Review of Literature
The Patriots: Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the Making of America by Winston Groom
Publisher: National Geographic
In this masterful narrative, Winston Groom brings his signature storytelling panache to the intricately crafted tale of three of our nation's most fascinating founding fathers--Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams--and paints a vivid picture of the improbable events, bold ideas, and extraordinary characters who created the United States of America. When the Revolutionary War ended in victory, there remained the stupendous problem of how to establish a workable democratic government in the vast, newly independent country. Three key founding fathers played significant roles: John Adams, the brilliant, dour, thin-skinned New Englander; Thomas Jefferson, the aristocratic Southern renaissance man; and Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the Caribbean island of Nevis. In this complex and riveting narrative, best-selling author Winston Groom tells the story of these men--all of whom served in George Washington's first cabinet--as the patriots fundamentally responsible for the ideas that shaped the foundation of the United States. Their lives and policies could not have been more different; their relationships with each other were complex, and often rife with animosity. And yet these three men led the charge--two of them creating and signing the Declaration of Independence, and the third establishing a national treasury and the earliest delineation of a Republican party. The time in which they lived was fraught with danger; the smell of liberty was in the air, though their excitement was strained by vast antagonisms that recall the intense political polarization of today. But through it all, they managed to shoulder the heavy mantle of creating the United States of America, putting aside their differences to make a great country, once and always. Drawing on extensive correspondence, epic tales of war, and rich histories of their day-to-day interactions, best-selling author Winston Groom shares the remarkable story of the beginnings of our great nation.
Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H. W. Brands
A dynamic portrait of America's seventh president explores the life and times of the first "common man" to rise to the position of president of the United States, following Jackson from his early days in South Carolina, his military exploits, and his contributions as president to the cause of democracy, Manifest Destiny, and the preservation of the Union. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade
The New York Times bestseller now in paperback with a new epilogue. In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in the Alamo. After thirteen days of fighting, American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start. It was a crushing blow to Texas's fight for freedom. But the story doesn't end there. The defeat galvanized the Texian settlers, and under General Sam Houston's leadership they rallied. Six weeks after the Alamo, Houston and his band of settlers defeated Santa Anna's army in a shocking victory, winning the independence for which so many had died. Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade's storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo--and recognize the lesser known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
Hardened to Hickory: The Missing Chapter in Andrew Jackson's Life by Tony L. Turnbow
Publisher: Tony L. Turnbow
The book provides new information about the period in Andrew Jackson's life when he battled the general in command of the U.S. Army for control of the Gulf Coast. The general was a spy on an enemy payroll. At the beginning of the War of 1812, Jackson led his Tennessee Volunteers down the Mississippi River and Natchez Trace toward the Gulf, only to be tricked by the general into stopping short of his destination. In overcoming the challenges, Jackson led his troops on foot hundreds of miles back to Tennessee and became "Old Hickory" and the man the U.S. would know as "General Jackson."
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