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Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
Author: Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780735213234
ISBN-10: 0735213232
Publication Date: 10/24/2017
Pages: 288
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4.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Sentinel
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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hardtack avatar reviewed Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny on + 2521 more book reviews
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Excellent description of the history of the battle, why it occurred, the problems both sides faced---soldiers on the spot and diplomats in Europe---as well as related incidents.

But to over-emphasize the importance of the Battle of New Orleans, the author tells you the war on land was being lost everywhere else. So I suggest you read the Wikipedia page on Jacob Brown to learn otherwise.
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chesse avatar reviewed Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny on + 129 more book reviews
Great Read. Jackson, great leader.
papabillt avatar reviewed Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny on + 18 more book reviews
Easy read with a good flow. Lot of interesting facts about Ole Hickory and the Wars going on in his time.
eadieburke avatar reviewed Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny on + 1603 more book reviews
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. This book is an excellent account of General Andrew Jackson who defeated the powerful British military at the Battle of New Orleans. This battle changed America and allowed it to one day stretch "from sea to shining sea." If you love history then you will surely want to read this book which kept the dreams of western expansion alive.


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