Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Another pop history pageturner from the New York Times bestselling authors of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling their former colony. Capturing the city of New Orleans and stopping trade up the river sounded like a simple task--New Orleans was far away from Washington, out of sight and out of mind for the politicians.What the British didn't count on was the power of General Andrew Jackson. A formidable military leader with a grudge against the British and a heart for the common man, he rallied the divided inhabitants of New Orleans, bringing together Frenchmen, Native Americans, freed slaves, pirates, and Kentucky woodsmen.In their now trademark fashion, Kilmeade and Yaeger will trace the development of Jackson's character and bring the reader to the scenes of one of the most pivotal--and surprising--battles in American history.

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans Details

TitleAndrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Author
ReleaseOct 24th, 2017
PublisherSentinel
ISBN-139780735213234
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GenreHistory, North American Hi..., American History, Nonfiction

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans Review

  • Jpp
    January 1, 1970
    With an impressive narrative talent, and even bringing no new fact or ideas, Kilmeade wrote a solid story of this useless but historical battle where Jackson smashed a British Army still involved in Napoleonian wars. Even won after the end of the II Independence war, New Orleans battle had a strong symbolic value, bringing together French Luisiana militias, American volunteers, Haitian freemen, French pirats and US regular troops in a fight where they killed 2000 British veteran soldiers and suf With an impressive narrative talent, and even bringing no new fact or ideas, Kilmeade wrote a solid story of this useless but historical battle where Jackson smashed a British Army still involved in Napoleonian wars. Even won after the end of the II Independence war, New Orleans battle had a strong symbolic value, bringing together French Luisiana militias, American volunteers, Haitian freemen, French pirats and US regular troops in a fight where they killed 2000 British veteran soldiers and suffered less than 20 casualties.
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  • Wes Knapp
    January 1, 1970
    I love American history and this book opened my eyes to aspects of the War of 1812 that I had only briefly studied. This is a must read for those interested in the history of New Orleans. I was surprised to read of Sam Houston and Davy Crockett 's involvement in Old Hickory's army.From Jean Lafitte to the Ursuline nuns to the multicultural mix of New Orlean's own citizens - all have a part in this story. Don't miss it!
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  • Jack Stanley
    January 1, 1970
    Great Historical ReadEasy to read, well told, well researched story of a powerful moment in U.S. history. It's a time many of us don't properly remember or celebrate.
  • PWRL
    January 1, 1970
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