Books: Old Hickory

ANDREW JACKSON, THE BORDER CAPTAIN—Marquis James— Bobbs-Merrill ($3.75)

However hard it may be to define "American" to a foreigner, all U. S. citizens can see that the word fits like a glove such U. S. figures as Andrew Jackson. Man's man and no saint, he combines the best features of the Spirit of '76, the Wild West and a success story. His latest biographer does not carry Jackson's epic career through its Presidential conclusion but ends it with his retirement in 1821 when, full of honorable scars, Old Hickory was willing to call his day...

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