Reviewed by Charlene Clemons, Special Collections/Cataloger

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While we have all heard of Andrew Jackson, most of us know little about the fatherless 14-year-old boy, imprisoned by the British in 1881, who lost both of his brothers to the war and then his only surviving parent to cholera and his climb to military success and the White House. With the War of 1812 came the chance for Andrew to settle the score with the hated British who had destroyed his family and the Battle of New Orleans the scene of his triumph. He would go on to become one of our most controversial presidents.