"The best biography of Andrew Jackson available." -- Library Journal
"Persuasive and well documented." -- Political Science Quarterly
"Remini, an old hand at unraveling the politics of this era, writes with assurance and cuts through hoary legends.A stimulating reassessment." -- Choice
The writing is very well done - the book was always interesting and kept me engaged.
Professor Remini's book, Andrew Jackson, is a well written and interesting biography of one of our greatest presidents.
This criticism highlights how Whig myths have come to permeate the historical writing on this subject.
Great book! Kindof short in terms of presidential bios - I see that there is a longer version out there and perhaps I would have chose that one instead. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kat
The content was well written and gives a personal touch to a figure we usually only hear about in a cold, textbook manner. Read morePublished 11 months ago by brandirhoads
It is somewhat brief, and I can see why others say that it seems biased toward Jackson. However, I think it is a great introductory read on a president that shaped an era.Published 19 months ago by Jonathan Roach
Like Theodore Roosevelt, I've always had mixed views of Andrew Jackson. I admire many things Old Hickory did on the battlefield and in office, but also question others. Read morePublished 19 months ago by NA Miles
...by a great author, and was very hard to find. My son - who is a huge history buff and who I got it for - definitely likes the read!!!Published 21 months ago by Eric P. Patty
I've read a lot of presidential biographies and this is a good book. Not up to the level as McCullogh with the story telling and depth of the personality. Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by Robert Kirk
We had to read this book in my AP U.S. History class. It is good. My theory on the reason why Remini wrote this book was to explain why Jackson did the things he did like the... Read morePublished on December 20, 2006 by Loony Luna
Few Americans have won the mythical status enjoyed by Andrew Jackson. Often portrayed, in his day and since, as the champion of the common man, Jackson came to Washington as an... Read morePublished on March 13, 2006 by Alexander Rayden
On a recent of list of great presidents in American history, Andrew Jackson was ranked near the top. Yet there is no Andrew Jackson Day. Read morePublished on May 2, 2005 by JMack