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|Preface to the Second Edition||IX|
Robert V. Remini, preeminent authority of the life and times of Andrew Jackson, is a History and Research Professor of the Humanities emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he has taught and done scholarly research since 1965. From 1982 to 1987 he was the Director of UIC’s Institute for the Humanities. In addition to teaching at both Columbia and Fordham universities early in his career, Dr. Remini was the Southall Freeman Professor at the University of Richmond in 1992, and the W. Harold and Martha Welsh Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame in 1995 and 1996.
Dr. Remini has received many awards and honors in his illustrious career, including the National Book Award for his three-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in 1984. He has lectured on “King Andrew” at the White House and for the Smithsonian Institution, and he has received the George Washington Medal of Honor from the Freedom Foundation.
As well as other distinguished books on Jackson, Dr. Rimini is the author of Henry Clay, Statesman for the Union and Martin Van Buren and the Making of the Democratic Path. He is currently completing a two-volume biography of Daniel Webster.