Saturday, October 22, 2011
Stealing Andrew Jackson's Head
Authored by Charles D. Rodenbough
Assisted by Ryan Ray Rodenbough
In his obituary in 1899, the New York Times called Samual Worthington Dewey "one of the most
picturesque characters in American history."
For most of his life, Dewey was referred to in public as a sea captain, but his 92 years were
much more eclectic. He collected knowledge and was attracted by persons who shared his acquisitive thirst for
experience and learning.
Based in the true-life experiences of Samuel W. Dewey, Stealing Andrew Jackson's Head is a fictionalized account of those events, as told by Dewey to eleven-year-old Jake Cooper.
About the author:
Charles D. Rodenbough, grandfather, is a writer and historian, author of four books and many articles in historical magazines and journals. This was a special project because he partnered with his grandson,
Ryan Ray Rodenbough, who added the perspective of a twelve-year-old boy.