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 taskNew 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 pivotaland surprisingbattles in American history.
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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
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
For Further Reading 261