Andrew Jackson And The Miracle Of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
ISBN: 0593085868
EAN13: 9780593085868
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 12, 2019
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.377953" H x 7.362205" L x 4.173228" W
Weight: 0.4387199 lbs.
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Another history pageturner from the authors of the #1 bestsellers George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, now with an afterword delving into Jackson's influence on later U.S. Presidents.

The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. By mid-1814, President James Madison's generals had lost control of the war in the North, losing battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country.

Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson. A native of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks, he was glad America had finally decided to confront repeated British aggression. But he feared that President Madison's men were overlooking the most important target of all: New Orleans.

If the British conquered New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting Americans off from that essential trade route and threatening the previous decade's Louisiana Purchase. The new nation's dreams of western expansion would be crushed before they really got off the ground.

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   Fascinating quick read about the Battle of New Orleans
This was a fascinating book, but the writing is nothing special.
   Wonderful book.
I learned that I knew a little bit about the war of 1812, but was not really sure that I wanted to get into it. I was released in the first pages and taken hostage a few hours later as a better person. We might not have the goodness of the United States without Andrew Jackson. Do you have any questions for Goodness? Yes, you should read this book to understand the tyranny under which we might have lived. And Jackson... the unifying general, leading and blending together various races and ethnic groups to win a war for freedom! And if this is too much for you, read it just for entertainment purposes. A book well done.
   Very good book for those wanting to know more about a very important period in our history.
I enjoyed reading this book and think that Mr. Kilmeade did a very job of presenting Jackson as the Savior of our young country. He then laid it brilliantly. I would now see how Brian Kilmeade would describe Jackson's presidency. Jackson was American in the way he handled the evil Indians. Jackson ended up the richest American president and it was all because of how he stole the land from the Indians and, while many said he was the founder of the Democrat Party. It is all in history.
I received this as part of a gift collection of books on the American history or our US Marine Corps for our grandson who has just completed basic training with the USMC, to express our pride and gratitude to this young man. So many of our founding fathers gave their all to the creation of our bastion of freedom, including their fortunes. Such a sorrowful contrast to the persons who emerge from the public service in recent times, much richer than when they came in! The author shows how we can fight back and even Fight as one despite our differences to face the greatest military power on Earth and even DEFEAT.
   Learned history that I skipped over in school.
It is a history book that reads like a novel. I thank the author for this.
   This is a book for young readers
This book is good for those who need an entertaining overview of Old Hickory and Davey Crockett, uncluttered by details. It moves briskly and it presents the world through the prism of the Hallmark Channel. The heroes are heroes and the red sticks are the bad guys. I was expecting an adult book with a little historical research that offered some novel insight, such as you might find in a Nathaniel Philbrick history. It is fine for what it is, but should be labelled as a book for young readers.
   Wonderful story and explanation
Brian Kilmeade books are love. This really explained the Battle of New Orleans, the human details and why it was an important miracle and why Jackson was revered.
   Made this period and Jackson come alive!
I liked the writing style and how it read like a story, not history ''. The information about Jackson and the war of 1812 was also filled with facts I had never heard before, I really enjoyed it.
   Interesting facts inside...
I enjoyed this book ''. There are interesting facts throughout it and a great opportunity to learn more about how our nation was formed.
   Great book
I've read a fair amount of money on Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans. This book provides the best analysis of the battle I have read. On the other hand, it downplayed the atrocities committed to the Choctaws. Possibly with some self-interested treatment, also by his troops, a shameful treatment.