Gr 8 Up-This book details the life of the colorful, rough-and-tumble frontiersman from his birth in 1767 to his death in 1845. Jackson was a Revolutionary War veteran at the age of 15 and accomplished many things, including serving as president for two terms. Whitelaw's text is well written and accessible for even reluctant readers of history. Average-quality, black-and-white reproductions appear throughout. Report writers will be interested in the many firsts that Jackson scored as president. The author also discusses his harsh treatment of Native Americans and the fact that he was the only president to pay off the national debt. A well-documented and readable addition.-Barbara Jo McKee, Streetsboro Senior High, OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.