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Who Was Andrew Jackson? (Who Was?) (Paperback)

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By Douglas Yacka, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator)
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Description


Controversial in his day and still controversial now, President Andrew Jackson left his mark on American history.

Seventh President Andrew Jackson was a man of contradictions: quick tempered and brash, he often seemed to look for fights, but he was so devoted to his wife, he quit Congress twice to be by her side. He was a celebrated war hero who nevertheless most enjoyed his serene life in Tennessee.  Although he saw himself as a champion of the poor, he grew to be a rich plantation owner owning many slaves. He adopted a young Native American as his son despite ordering the expulsion of tribes —hundreds of thousands of people—from their homeland in the Southeast. Douglas Yacka captures the many sides of Andrew Jackson, whose life began just before the Revolution and ended not long before the Civil War.

This book in the New York Times best-selling series contains eighty illustrations that help bring the story to life.

About the Author


Douglas Yacka is the author of Eat, Drink, and Be Mad Libs and co-author of Give My Regards to Mad Libs.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780399539909
ISBN-10: 0399539905
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: July 4th, 2017
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Who Was?