Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny by Brian Kilmeade

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny

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...

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  • Dave Hoff
    Brian writes a 5+ Bio. This one is exceptional. How a backwoods boy, developed an army out of rag-tags, woodsmen, businessmen, and pirates to defeat the greatest army in the world. and saved New Orleans, the Mississippi and western land. He planned his defense of the city with a brilliance that few ...
  • Larry Van Bibber
    Another excellent biography by Kilmeade. This biography covered a period that I was aware of but had not researched in any detail. I was not aware of the significance and possible consequences of the battle of New Orleans. I enjoyed his previous two biographies about our early presidents and look fo...
  • Jpp
    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 ...
  • Wes Knapp
    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 ...
  • Art
    This is a very readable history book and a surprisingly wonderful quick read.There is nothing dry about this story of Andrew Jackson and his successful defense of New Orleans against vastly superior British forces in the War of 1812.Jackson is a populist president who earned his following while savi...
  • Harley Bennett
    Andrew Jackson's improbable victory at New Orleans at the conclusion of the War of 1812 Is presented for your reading pleasure in this book. Unlike many historical accounts, the authors do not bog the reader down with unimportant details. At the same time they give the reader a concise yet precise a...
  • Steve
    To me this was well researched and a great book. I studied a little about the War of 1812 and the Battle of New Orleans in history class, So this is a refresher. Despite the British siege of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson led the American army to victory over the British-It was one of the defining mome...
  • RITA BOTTILLO
    Wonderful readThis should be read to our schoolchildren when studying the war of 1812 . This is well written telling of our history that takes the reader the battle as it unfolds. It is instructing, and entertaining. It captures the spirit of the establishment of our republic. A mustread...
  • Cactuskid
    Interesting book about Jackson and how he protected New Orleans in the 1812 War. I didn't realize this war lasted so long because that last battle happened in January of 1815. There were still skirmishes elsewhere after that but this was really the deciding factor that gave America it's complete ind...

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