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Glorious Victory: Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans by Donald R. Hickey (review)

Glorious Victory: Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans by Donald R. Hickey (review) JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Winter 2016) Volume 12 splendidly reads like an epistolary novel, following characters that appear sometimes heroic and sometimes merely life-like. And the stories it tells reminds us that even in the late eighteenth century, as Abigail wrote, life was "not a Bed of Roses." Ed ith B . Ge lle s is a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. She has written several biographies of Abigail Adams and most recently edited a volume of Abigail's letters for the Library of America. Glorious Victory: Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans. By Donald R. Hickey. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Pp. 154. Paperback, $19.95.) Reviewed by Alexander V. Marriott As 2015 was the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, it is only appropriate that Donald Hickey should have written a very accessible and straightforward--even breezy--account of a myth-shrouded battle and the commander most associated with its outcome, Andrew Jackson. While this feat has been attempted before, most notably by the late Robert V. Remini in The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory (New York, 1999), Hickey's concise effort efficiently distills http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Glorious Victory: Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans by Donald R. Hickey (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 36 (4) – Dec 21, 2016

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JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Winter 2016) Volume 12 splendidly reads like an epistolary novel, following characters that appear sometimes heroic and sometimes merely life-like. And the stories it tells reminds us that even in the late eighteenth century, as Abigail wrote, life was "not a Bed of Roses." Ed ith B . Ge lle s is a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. She has written several biographies of Abigail Adams and most recently edited a volume of Abigail's letters for the Library of America. Glorious Victory: Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans. By Donald R. Hickey. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Pp. 154. Paperback, $19.95.) Reviewed by Alexander V. Marriott As 2015 was the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, it is only appropriate that Donald Hickey should have written a very accessible and straightforward--even breezy--account of a myth-shrouded battle and the commander most associated with its outcome, Andrew Jackson. While this feat has been attempted before, most notably by the late Robert V. Remini in The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory (New York, 1999), Hickey's concise effort efficiently distills

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Dec 21, 2016

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