Book Review: OLD HICKORY’S WAR: ANDREW JACKSON AND THE QUEST FOR EMPIRE (David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler) : AH
OLD HICKORY’S WAR: ANDREW JACKSON AND THE QUEST FOR EMPIRE
by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler (Stackpole Books, 310 pages, $24.95).
This stimulating study of the life of AndrewJackson (1767-1845), the seventh president of the United States, focuses on his hard-hearted determination to impose his willon others. The authors chronicle how Jackson, known earlier by the militiamen under his command as “Old Hickory,” mademany enemies–including the British, the Spanish, and the Seminole Indians–in his drive to advance his country’s interests.