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The Resource Jackson : the iron-willed commander, Paul S. Vickery

Jackson : the iron-willed commander, Paul S. Vickery

Label
Jackson : the iron-willed commander
Title
Jackson
Title remainder
the iron-willed commander
Statement of responsibility
Paul S. Vickery
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jackson was the first president who was neither a member of the economic or social elite, nor from the Eastern Seaboard states of Massachusetts or Virginia. Born poor and orphaned at fifteen, Andrew Jackson was a self-made man -- one who represented the South and the Western Frontier and its expansionist interests. He was elected largely by voters who were not previously a part of the political process. He was also the first and only president who carried in his body two bullets; one near his heart from a duel, and one in his shoulder from a shootout. He was indeed a change from the past. Jackson was the personification of the average citizen, the one who worked for a living, unafraid to get his hands dirty, and a symbol of the 'majesty' of the common man. As a general, he had required more of his men than any other general had before. He executed some and threatened to shoot others, but they loved him and fought and died for him. He reveled in his successes -- yet always praised and credited his soldiers with the victories. His military greatness lies not so much in his being a brilliant tactician, but in being a natural-born leader able to make decisions, usually successful, on the spot, and to do his duty as he saw it. With seemingly no credentials other than a contentious iron will, a desire to improve his situation in life, and a belief in the power and greatness of the American citizen, he rose to become president of the United States. The leadership qualities developed by Jackson as he rose in station by hard work, a firm belief in his own abilities, sheer force of will, help from others, and perhaps a bit of luck, propelled him from an obscure rural village to the epitome of public office, and ushered in what one author labeled 'The Age of Jackson,' and fundamentally changed the paradigm of how Americans selected their leaders"--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vickery, Paul S
Dewey number
  • 973.5/6092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E382
LC item number
.V53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The generals
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Andrew
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Jackson : the iron-willed commander, Paul S. Vickery
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-235) and index
Contents
Prologue -- A boy becomes a man -- A lawyer is born -- Rachel and Nashville -- The dueling judge -- Hostility with the Creeks -- Old Hickory -- The Creek War begins -- Old Hickory faces mutiny -- The Battle of Horseshoe Bend -- The Creek War ends : the treaty of Fort Jackson -- Fort Bowyer and Pensacola -- New Orleans : preparation for battle -- The Battle of New Orleans : beginnings -- New Orleans : the battle of January 8, 1815 -- The hero of New Orleans -- The Indian question -- The First Seminole War -- Jackson as president -- Legacy
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 235 p.
Isbn
9781595554543
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011052619
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG554543
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG554543
  • (OCoLC)759911874
Label
Jackson : the iron-willed commander, Paul S. Vickery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-235) and index
Contents
Prologue -- A boy becomes a man -- A lawyer is born -- Rachel and Nashville -- The dueling judge -- Hostility with the Creeks -- Old Hickory -- The Creek War begins -- Old Hickory faces mutiny -- The Battle of Horseshoe Bend -- The Creek War ends : the treaty of Fort Jackson -- Fort Bowyer and Pensacola -- New Orleans : preparation for battle -- The Battle of New Orleans : beginnings -- New Orleans : the battle of January 8, 1815 -- The hero of New Orleans -- The Indian question -- The First Seminole War -- Jackson as president -- Legacy
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 235 p.
Isbn
9781595554543
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011052619
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG554543
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG554543
  • (OCoLC)759911874

Library Locations

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