Robert V. Remini

1 The Life of Andrew Jackson

Author : Robert V. Remini
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  United States 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2011-09-13
Description :  Robert V. Remini's prize-winning, three-volume biography Life of Andrew Jackson won the National Book Award on its completion in 1984 and is recognized as one of the greatest lives of a U.S. President. In this meticulously crafted single-volume abridgment, Remini captures the essence of the life and career of the seventh president of the United States. As president, from 1829-1837, Jackson was a significant force in the nations's expansion, the growth of presidential power, and the transition from republicanism to democracy. <br /><br /> Jackson is a highly controversial figure who is undergoing historical reconsideration today. He is known as spurring the emergence of the modern American political division of Republican and Democractic parties, for the infamous Indian removal on the Trail of Tears, and for his brave victory against the British as Major General at the Battle of New Orleans.<br /><br /> Never an apologist, Remini portrays Jackson as a foreceful, sometimes tragic, hero--a man whose strength and flaws were larger than life, a president whose conviction provided the nation with one of the most influential, colorful, and controversial administrations in our history.

2 A Short History of the United States

Author : Robert V. Remini
Genre :  History  Books  United States  Politics & Current Events 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2009-10-06
Description :  In A Short History of the United States, National Book Award winner Robert V. Remini offers a much-needed, concise history of our country. This accessible and lively volume contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institutions, including the arrival and migration of Native Americans, the founding of a republic under the Constitution, the emergence of the United States as a world power, the outbreak of terrorism here and abroad, the Obama presidency, and everything in between.

3 The Battle of New Orleans

Author : Robert V. Remini
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  1999-09-01
Description :  The Battle of New Orleans was the climactic battle of America's "forgotten war" of 1812. Andrew Jackson led his ragtag corps of soldiers against 8,000 disciplined invading British regulars in a battle that delivered the British a humiliating military defeat. The victory solidified America's independence and marked the beginning of Jackson's rise to national prominence. Hailed as "terrifically readable" by the <b>Chicago Sun Times</b>, <b>The Battle of New Orleans</b> is popular American history at its best, bringing to life a landmark battle that helped define the character of the United States.

4 Andrew Jackson: A Biography

Author : Robert V. Remini
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs  United States 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2008-09-02
Description :  The newest addition to Palgrave's Great Generals series focuses on Andrew Jackson's career including his time as a general in Tennessee and his rise up the Army ranks. Jackson's effective use of spies in war time and of martial law in peace time sparked a debate about the curtailing of civil liberties in the name of national security that continues to this day. Most of all, Jackson was a great motivator who could, with a few carefully selected words and by his own brave example, turn around starved, deserting troops, convincing them to fight. With dramatic scenes of fierce battles and victories, Remini reveals here why Jackson's bold leadership as a general led to his election as President of the United States in 1828.

5 Joseph Smith

Author : Robert V. Remini
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Christianity 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2002-10-14
Description :  Robert Remini's work on the Jacksonian epoch has won him acclaim as well as the National Book Award. In <b>Joseph Smith</b>, he employs his keen insight and rich storytelling gift to explore one of the period's major figures. The most important reformer and innovator in American religious history, Joseph Smith has remained a fascinating enigma to many both inside and outside the Mormon Church he founded.<br />Born in 1805, Smith grew up during the "Second Great Awakening," when secular tumult had spawned radical religious fervor and countless new sects. His contemplative nature and soaring imagination—the first of his many visions occurred at the age of fourteen—were nurtured in the close, loving family created by his deeply devout parents. His need to lead and be recognized was met by his mission as God's vehicle for a new faith and by the hundreds who, magnetized by his charm and charismatic preaching, gave rise to the Mormon Church. Remini brings Smith into unprecedented focus and contextualizes his enduring contribution to American life and culture within the distinctive characteristics of an extraordinary age.

6 John Quincy Adams

Author : Robert V. Remini & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  United States 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-05-20
Description :  <b>A vivid portrait of a man whose pre- and post-presidential careers overshadowed his presidency.</b><br /><br />Chosen president by the House of Representatives after an inconclusive election against Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams often failed to mesh with the ethos of his era, pushing unsuccessfully for a strong, consolidated national government. Historian Robert V. Remini recounts how in the years before his presidency Adams was a shrewd, influential diplomat, and later, as a dynamic secretary of state under President James Monroe, he solidified many basic aspects of American foreign policy, including the Monroe Doctrine. <br /><br />Undoubtedly his greatest triumph was the negotiation of the Transcontinental Treaty, through which Spain acknowledged Florida to be part of the United States. After his term in office, he earned the nickname "Old Man Eloquent" for his passionate antislavery speeches.

7 Andrew Jackson

Author : Robert V. Remini
Genre :  United States  Books  History 
Price :  $26.99
Release Date :  2013-07-24
Description :  Available in paperback for the first time, these three volumes represent the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. Volume One covers the role Jackson played in America's territorial expansion, bringing to life a complex character who has often been seen simply as a rough-hewn country general. Volume Two traces Jackson's senatorial career, his presidential campaigns, and his first administration as President. The third volume covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty issues with which he was faced: the nullification crisis, the tragic removal of the Indians beyond the Mississippi River, the mounting violence throughout the country over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

8 Fellow Citizens

Author : Robert V. Remini & Terry Golway
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Politics & Current Events  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2008-08-26
Description :  <b>The complete American presidential inaugural addresses featuring historical background by a National Book Award winner</b><br /><br /> A testament to the power of oratory, this stirring and often surprising collection includes all fifty-five United States presidential inaugural addresses, as well as a general introduction and commentary that provides historical context for each speech. Marking pivotal moments in American history, readers will learn:<br /><br /> ? How George Washington came to ad-lib ?So help me, God? at the end of his first inaugural address<br /><br /> ? Why Thomas Jefferson?s first inaugural address is considered one of the finest ever delivered<br /><br /> ? The historical background behind Franklin D. Roosevelt?s ?The only thing we have to fear is fear itself? and John F.<br /><br /> Kennedy?s ?Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.?

9 Andrew Jackson

Author : Robert V. Remini
Genre :  United States  Books  History 
Price :  $26.99
Release Date :  2013-07-24
Description :  Available in paperback for the first time, this volume, the third in the series, represents the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. Volume One covers the role Jackson played in America's territorial expansion, bringing to life a complex character who has often been seen simply as a rough-hewn country general. Volume Two traces Jackson's senatorial career, his presidential campaigns, and his first administration as President. This third volume covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty issues with which he was faced: the nullification crisis, the tragic removal of the Indians beyond the Mississippi River, the mounting violence throughout the country over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

10 At the Edge of the Precipice

Author : Robert V. Remini
Genre :  History  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-05-11
Description :  In 1850, America hovered on the brink of disunion. Tensions between slave-holders and abolitionists mounted, as the debate over slavery grew rancorous. An influx of new territory prompted Northern politicians to demand that new states remain free; in response, Southerners baldly threatened to secede from the Union. Only Henry Clay could keep the nation together.<br /><i>At the Edge of the Precipice</i> is historian Robert V. Remini's fascinating recounting of the Compromise of 1850, a titanic act of political will that only a skillful statesman like Clay could broker. Although the Compromise would collapse ten years later, plunging the nation into civil war, Clay's victory in 1850 ultimately saved the Union by giving the North an extra decade to industrialize and prepare.<br /><br /> A masterful narrative by an eminent historian, <i>At the Edge of the Precipice</i> also offers a timely reminder of the importance of bipartisanship in a bellicose age.

11 Breve storia degli Stati Uniti d'America

Author : Robert V. Remini
Genre :  United States  Books  History 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2017-11-22
Description :  Robert Remini in questo volume ampio e documentato ci offre una storia vivace del paese più importante economicamente e politicamente del XX secolo. E quello a cui con maggior interesse guardano gli osservatori e l’opinione pubblica di tutto il mondo dopo l’ascesa di Donald Trump alla presidenza. Ma per capire meglio la situazione politica interna e internazionale della più grande superpotenza del XX secolo occorre fare qualche passo indietro. Lo storico illustra con chiarezza come la comunità di coloni inglesi abbia costruito un’identità nazionale con un forte senso di sovranità, indipendenza, passando per governi repubblicani e democratici. I passaggi storici dalla Guerra Civile fino alla lotta al terrorismo sono molto utili come guida alla comprensione della presente situazione politica della superpotenza nel contesto internazionale.



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