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

by Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735213234
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 75,478
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

BRIAN KILMEADE and DON YAEGER are the coauthors of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, both New York Times bestsellers. Kilmeade cohosts Fox News Channel's morning show Fox & Friends and hosts the daily national radio show The Brian Kilmeade Show. He lives on Long Island. This is his fifth book. Yaeger has written or cowritten twenty-five books and lives in Florida.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 Freedoms at Risk 5

Chapter 2 How to Lose a War 15

Chapter 3 The Making of a General 27

Chapter 4 A River Dyed Red 37

Chapter 5 The British on Offense 53

Chapter 6 Jackson Unleashed 73

Chapter 7 Target: New Orleans 91

Chapter 8 Losing Lake Borgne 107

Chapter 9 The Armies Assemble 123

Chapter 10 The First Battle of New Orleans 147

Chapter 11 The Defensive Line 159

Chapter 12 Day of Destiny 189

Chapter 13 The British Withdraw 207

Epilogue 221

Afterword 233

Acknowledgments 241

Notes 247

For Further Reading 261

Index 271

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