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Next to Robert V. Remini's, "Andrew Jackson And His Indian Wars," this book has got to be a classic.
Essentially great American leaders, from Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Jackson, pursued policies of land acquisition from Native Americans; whether by forcing tribes to relinquish land by threats, intimidation and bribery or by forcible removal, European immigrants overspread the continent, dispossessing the natives as we went, until we became a great and a mighty nation.
The book is not always easy listening due to the heart-rending historic narrative. This side of American history, though not new in terms of the history of great empires, is a must for anyone interested in this nation's expansionist history; its pursuit of foreign affairs today which continues to seek what is perceived to be in America's material, security and prosperity interests.
I highly recommend this book. I hope audible acquires other books in the genre.
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This book was a great refresher for me of the history of the Cherokee Nation.