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February 5, 2009

Historian Robert Remini to Discuss Book on Andrew Jackson at the National Archives

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Washington, DC…On Wednesday, March 25 at noon at the National Archives, Historian of the United States House of Representatives Robert V. Remini will discuss his new book Andrew Jackson, on the 180th anniversary of Jackson's election to the Presidency. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Jefferson Room of the National Archives Building, located at Constitution and 7th St. NW. A book signing will follow the program.

This critically acclaimed and concise biography of Andrew Jackson takes a comprehensive look at the life of the nation’s seventh president. This book focuses on Jackson’s military career and how his bold leadership as a general led to his election as President of the United States in 1828.

Described as "the foremost Jacksonian scholar of our time" by New York Times, Robert V. Remini is professor emeritus of history and research professor emeritus of humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Winner of the National Book Award for the third volume of his extensive study of Andrew Jackson, he has also written biographies of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, and Joseph Smith, in addition to many other books.

To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call the Public Programs Line at: (202) 357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, e-mail public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 two weeks prior to the event.

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For press information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at (202) 357-5300.

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