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Andrew Jackson

by Meryl Henderson George E. Stanley

Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, seventy years old in 2002, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors

Andrew Jackson

by Robert V. Remini

Professor Remini, already a recognized authority on the Jacksonian period, has written the best biography of Andrew Jackson available. It summarizes adequately the best of the old scholarship while at the same time branching off to offer significant new interpretations of crucial points.

Andrew Jackson: 7th President of the United States

by Rebecca Stefoff

A biography of the seventh President of the USA, describing his frontier childhood, education, career as a soldier and politician, and his new approach to the presidency.

Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars

by Robert V. Remini

Examination of why the 7th President of the US moved 5 Indian nations living in the South westward across the Mississippi River.

Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times

by H. W. Brands

The extraordinary story of Andrew Jackson--the colorful, dynamic, and forceful president who ushered in the Age of Democracy and set a still young America on its path to greatness--told by the bestselling author ofThe First American. The most famous American of his time, Andrew Jackson is a seminal figure in American history. The first "common man" to rise to the presidency, Jackson embodied the spirit and the vision of the emerging American nation; the term "Jacksonian democracy" is embedded in our national lexicon. With the sweep, passion, and attention to detail that madeThe First Americana Pulitzer Prize finalist and a national bestseller, historian H. W. Brands shapes a historical narrative that's as fast-paced and compelling as the best fiction. He follows Andrew Jackson from his days as rebellious youth, risking execution to free the Carolinas of the British during the Revolutionary War, to his years as a young lawyer and congressman from the newly settled frontier state of Tennessee. As general of the Tennessee militia, he put down a massive Indian uprising in the South, securing the safety of American settlers, and his famous rout of the British at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 made him a national hero. But it is Jackson's contributions as president, however, that won him a place in the pantheon of America's greatest leaders. A man of the people, without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers, he sought as president to make the country a genuine democracy, governed by and for the people. Jackson, although respectful of states' rights, devoted himself to the preservation of the Union, whose future in that age was still very much in question. When South Carolina, his home state, threatened to secede over the issue of slavery, Jackson promised to march down with 100,000 federal soldiers should it dare. In the bestselling tradition ofFounding BrothersandHis Excellencyby Joseph Ellis and ofJohn Adamsby David McCullough,Andrew Jacksonis the first single-volume, full-length biography of Jackson in decades. This magisterial portrait of one of our greatest leaders promises to reshape our understanding of both the man and his era and is sure to be greeted with enthusiasm and acclaim. From the Hardcover edition.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

by John Snelson

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the most famous--and most controversial--composer of musical theater alive today. Hundreds of millions of people have seen his musicals, which include Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and Sunset Boulevard. Even more know his songs. Lloyd Webber's many awards include seven Tonys and three Grammys--but he has nonetheless been the subject of greater critical vitriol than any of his artistic peers. Why have both the man and his work provoked such extreme responses? Does he challenge his audiences, or merely recycle the comfortable and familiar? Over three decades, how has Lloyd Webber changed fundamentally what a musical can be? In this sustained examination of Lloyd Webber's creative career, the music scholar John Snelson explores the vast range of influences that have informed Lloyd Webber's work, from film, rock, and pop music to Lloyd Webber's own life story. This rigorous and sympathetic survey will be essential reading for anyone interested in Lloyd Webber's musicals and the world of modern musical theater that he has been so instrumental in shaping.

Andrew Lost 1: On the Dog

by J. C. Greenburg

When Andrew's latest invention, the Atom Sucker, goes haywire, Andrew and Judy are shrunk down to microscopic level! Andrew and Judy find themselves lost on their neighbor's dog, where they encounter everything from colossal fleas to crab-like eyelash mites. Now they have to find their way back to the Atom Sucker and get unshrunk before it's too late!

Andrew Lost 10: On Earth

by J. C. Greenburg

Andrew, Judy, and Thudd have escaped the Big Bang only to find themselves trapped inside the Earth as it forms all around them! Meanwhile Uncle Al is stranded in the Ice Age. Somehow Andrew, Judy, and Thudd must fix their time machine and rescue Uncle Al--before he becomes dinner for a sabertooth tiger! Kids, parents, and teachers love this series--kids for all its gooey grossness, and teachers and parents for all the fun science and great discussion points! "Andrew Lost books are gross and disgusting. That's why we like them. "--The Washington Post "One cliff-hanger after another. "--School Library Journal "At the end of each book are additional pages of interesting facts . . . even when the stories end, the learning never stops. "--Kidsreads. com

Andrew Lost 11: With the Dinosaurs

by J. C. Greenburg

Andrew, Judy, and Thudd have escaped primordial Earth only to find themselves surrounded by huge-and hungry!-dinosaurs. Meanwhile Uncle Al is still stranded in the Ice Age. Somehow Andrew, Judy, and Thudd must fix their time machine and rescue Uncle Al-before he becomes a human ice cube! Kids, parents, and teachers love this series-kids for all its gooey grossness, and teachers and parents for all the fun science and great discussion points! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Andrew Lost 12: In the Ice Age

by J. C. Greenburg

Andrew, Judy, and Thudd have escaped the dinosaurs only to find themselves surrounded by the woolly mammoths of the Ice Age! Can they locate their lost Uncle Al and travel back to their own time before the evil Dr. Kron-Tox puts his nefarious plan into action?

Andrew Lost 13: In the Garbage

by J. C. Greenburg

Andrew, Judy, and Thudd have time-traveled out of an ice age only to find themselves shrunk down and tossed out with the garbage! As they get up close and personal with half-eaten hog dogs, soggy pasta, and old fruit rinds, they'll learn about the stinky--but oh-so-necessary!--process of decomposition. Kids, parents, and teachers love this series--kids for all its gooey grossness, and teachers and parents for all the fun science and great discussion points! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Andrew Lost 14: With the Bats

by J. C. Greenburg

Thanks to an invention mishap Andrew, Judy, and Thudd have been shrunk down to the size of bugs. That's a serious problem when they get lost in a deep, dark, and bat-filled cave. Bats love to eat bugs! Will Andrew, Judy, and Thudd find a light at the end of the cave? Or is that really a glowing insect just waiting to eat them? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Andrew Lost 15: In the Jungle

by J. C. Greenburg

Andrew, Judy, and Thudd have landed in the Australian rain forest. They must find a way to the river and Uncle Al, but they're still the size of bugs! They dodge rhinoceros beetles and tree kangaroos, dangle dangerously above the jaws of a carnivorous plant, and have a close encounter with a carpet python. Will theyeverreach Uncle Al? Or will they be shrunken Down Under for good? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Andrew Lost 16: In Uncle Al

by J. C. Greenburg

Some families are ARE a little too close! A shock from a numbfish has shrunk Andrew, Judy, and Thudd to microscopic size. Just when they think Uncle Al has rescued them, a mosquito bite injects them into his bloodstream! They travel to his lungs and pay a friendly visit to his mucous membranes. Will they ever find their way out of Uncle Al? Or will this family tie become a permanent knot? J. C. Greenburg is the author of many books for young people in the library and reference fields. She's married to Dan Greenburg, author of the Zack Files and Weird Planet. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Jan Gerardi is an art director and has illustrated several books for children. She has a husband, a daughter, and two dogs. She lives in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Andrew Lost 17: In the Desert

by J. C. Greenburg

Ant-sized Andrew together with his counsin, Judy and his robot Thudd are blown away in the Australian desert. In this desert they face many dangerous creatures as they find a way to get back to their Uncle Al.

Andrew Lost 2: In the Bathroom

by J. C. Greenburg

When Andrew and Judy's neighbor gives her dog a bath, microscopic Andrew and Judy find themselves washed off the dog and lost in the bathroom! They'll have to use their wits-and Thudd's storehouse of facts-if they're to survive run-ins with mold, mildew, an ocean of soapy water, and a predatory spider on their way back to the Atom Sucker.

Andrew Lost #3: In the Kitchen

by J. C. Greenburg

Ten-year-old Andrew invents a shrinking machine that allows him some unusual and instructive lessons in science from a unique vantage point.

Andrew Lost 4: In the Garden

by J. C. Greenburg

Andrew, his cousin Judy, and super-smart robot Thudd hitch a ride out of the kitchen on the back of a fly and end up in the garden. The view is awfully nice from the head of a daisy, but time is running out. . . . They have to get back to the Atom Sucker and unshrink themselves before it's too late!

Andrew Lost 5: Under Water

by J. C. Greenburg

After getting unshrunk, Andrew, Judy, and Thudd take a much needed vacation to Hawaii. While making modifications to Uncle Al's latest invention-the submarine-like Water Bug-Andrew ends up stranding himself, Judy, and Thudd underwater!Andrew Lost Under Water is the first in a four-book set that will take Andrew, Judy, and Thudd on a tour of undersea phenomena, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Mariana Trench to the inside of a whale, as they try to find their way home. A sTepping Stone BookTM

Andrew Lost 6: In the Whale

by J. C. Greenburg

After escaping an underwater volcano, Andrew, Judy, and Thudd drive their submersible vehicle, the Water Bug, right down a whale's throat! This is the second in a four-book set that will take the kids on a tour of undersea phenomena, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Mariana Trench to the inside of a whale, as they try to find their way home.

Andrew Lost #7: On the Reef

by J. C. Greenburg

Ten-year-old Andrew invents a shrinking machine that allows him some unusual and instructive lessons in science from a unique vantage point.

Andrew Lost #8: In the Deep

by J. C. Greenburg Jan Gerardi

Andrew, Judy, and Thudd drive the Water Bug deep into the ocean, where the only light comes from strange glowing creatures. Just as they're passing over the deepest place on earth, the trusty Water Bug loses power! Now instead of saving the giant squids, Andrew, Judy, and Thudd will have to savethemselves- or be lost on the bottom of the ocean forever!

Andrew Lost #9: In Time

by J. C. Greenburg Jan Gerardi

Ten-year-old Andrew invents a shrinking machine that allows him some unusual and instructive lessons in science from a unique vantage point.

Andrew Lost: With the Frogs

by J. C Greenburg

Andrew, Judy, and Thudd are still the size of insects. Andrew has invented special bug suits to protect them. But the suits won't help much when they get lost in a pond full of frogs that love to eat bugs! Illustrations.

The Andrew Paradigm

by Michael J. Coyner

The current trend in church leadership involves looking for a highly gifted leader who will take over, direct the future, cast a vision, and attract the faithful to a new mission or purpose. This desire for a leader to come to the rescue is eerily reminiscenet of the desire of the Israelites for a king, so they could "be like every other nation." In spite of Samuel's warnings, the people insisted, so God reluctantly gave them King Saul. That didn't go so well. While we always need good, new, and talented leaders, we also need leaders who know how and when to be good followers. Particularly in a culture of distrust, leadership must be granted, earned, and supported by those who are willing to follow. Leading begins with the counter-intuitive command: "Come, follow me." This imperative is far from easy. Many turned away from Jesus, unable to follow. However, one excellent model of "followership" stood out from the rest - the little-known disciple Andrew. In fact, Andrew is the model and paradigm for being a Lead Follower. Excellent Christian leadership is more about following Jesus than it is about learning the latest fads or tricks from business, the marketplace, or the academy. Being an excellent Christian leader involves first and foremost being an excellent and faithful follower of Jesus Christ.

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