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By Robert V. Remini

To be had in paperback for the 1st time, those 3 volumes symbolize the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. quantity One covers the position Jackson performed in America's territorial growth, bringing to existence a fancy personality who has usually been obvious easily as a rough-hewn kingdom basic. quantity strains Jackson's senatorial profession, his presidential campaigns, and his first management as President. The 3rd quantity covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty concerns with which he used to be confronted: the nullification difficulty, the tragic elimination of the Indians past the Mississippi River, the mounting violence during the nation over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

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Rejecting this demand, Pinckney and Gerry sent Marshall home with their report. For once showing a shrewd grasp of public opinion, Adams kept it confidential until Republicans demanded its disclosure. Then he released the report, embarrassing the Republicans and infuriating the public against john adams: the life and the biographers 19 France. As American and French naval vessels clashed in a “quasi-war,” Adams for once savored national popularity. Another aspect of the Adams administration’s response to the crisis was more controversial.

He believed that he had earned the appointment; he also hoped that his diplomatic labors, on top of his efforts in Congress, would earn him enduring fame, the ultimate reward for devoted labors for the public good. Though Adams shared this way of thinking with every leading member of the Revolutionary g ­ eneration, Adams was more candid about it than most (Adair, 1974). Adams spent most of 1783 fretting that Congress would neither r­ ecognize his past services nor give him any new diplomatic assignment.

Kurtz published a lively, perceptive history situating Adams’s presidency within the emerging partisan battles of the 1790s. Nearly twenty years later, Ralph Adams Brown published his study in the University Press of Kansas’s American Presidency series, offering a ringing defense of Adams against critics past and present (Brown, 1975).  Schlesinger, Jr.. Ranging beyond the presidency, Diggins took Adams seriously as a political thinker and a politician. Though often insightful, his book is also flawed by chronological errors and eccentric interpretations undermining its reliability.

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