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

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Read Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny Online Free - 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.

Title : Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
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ISBN : 0735213232
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages


L.A. rated it ★★★★★

January 14, 2018

Although history gives theoretical (and civic) context when one is young, it can be far more interesting and perhaps should be reserved for those no longer in school, or at least those of us with some longer context of living, aka "lived experience." While I appreciate that rough-hewn, backwoods A...

Celia rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2018

Another excellent narrative non-fiction. I not only read but listened to the voice of Brian Kilmeade, the author. He is a radio talk show host on Fox. His reading expertise shows. I know that many people do not value or like Andrew Jackson. I understand why because his stance on Indian rights was...

Scott rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 30, 2017

I bought this book at an airport to read on a plane. This is very much an airport book. It's entertaining, and it was fun to learn more about the battle of New Orleans, but Jackson is a complicated character, and this portrayal crosses the line from "sympathetic" into "fawning," and "borderline i...

Renae rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 07, 2017

This book should not be considered 'non-fiction; rather it should be placed with the personal essay collection and titled "AndRew JackSON is the BESTEST president ever". I have no idea how a non-fiction historical book gets written and published without one single reference to a primary source bu...

Scott rated it ★★★☆☆

March 17, 2018

3.5*'s Entertaining account of the events. It's funny how much you forget from your school days about important historical events such as these.

Rob rated it ★★★☆☆

November 25, 2017

We were lucky to win the War of 1812. We had lost control of the war in the north, losing battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White House on fire. If the British conquered New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting America off from its dream of western...

Wes rated it ★★★★★

October 29, 2017

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 Lafit...

Jeanette rated it ★★★☆☆

January 09, 2018

This is a breezy book which follows the life of Andrew Jackson. From his earliest orphan and schooling experiences, it follows the years of his 20's quite quickly. As being from Nashville, TN Jackson is always looked upon as the backwoods "outsider" in the systems which saw Eastern coast city men...

Joe rated it ★★★☆☆

November 20, 2017

A jaunty telling of the War of 1812, and the exceptional battlefield tactics of Andrew Jackson. Though after reading you will be asking yourself if it wasn't for the over confident and greedy British Generals, would the United States look different today. Possibly, and the Native Americans (I hop...

Matthew rated it ★★★★☆

December 28, 2017

I got this book for Christmas 2017 and read it in three days. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect from it. I'd heard Kilmeade promote it and seen it advertised on the web, but I'd never read a Kilmeade book before. I didn't know if it would be a history book or in some way a self-promotion for Ki...

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