The St. Louis County Library Foundation Presents
Historian Peter Cozzens
Author of “A Brutal Reckoning: Andrew Jackson, the Creek Indians, and the Epic War for the American South”
Presented by the Westfall Politics & History Series
The Creek War is one of the most tragic episodes in American history, leading to the greatest loss of Native American life on what is now U.S. soil and the infamous Trail of Tears, in which the government forcibly removed the southeastern Indians from their homeland. The war also gave Andrew Jackson his first combat leadership role, and his popularity after defeating the Creeks would set him on the path to the White House. In “A Brutal Reckoning,” acclaimed historian Peter Cozzens vividly captures the young Jackson, describing a brilliant but harsh military commander with unbridled ambition and a fraught sense of honor and duty.
Books available for purchase from Left Bank Books.