The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory

The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory

by Robert V. Remini
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The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory by Robert V. Remini

The Battle of New Orleans was the climactic battle of America's "forgotten war" of 1812. Andrew Jackson led his ragtag corps of soldiers against 8,000 disciplined invading British regulars in a battle that delivered the British a humiliating military defeat. The victory solidified America's independence and marked the beginning of Jackson's rise to national prominence. Hailed as "terrifically readable" by the Chicago Sun Times, The Battle of New Orleans is popular American history at its best, bringing to life a landmark battle that helped define the character of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101199978
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2001
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 416,377
File size: 615 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert V. Remini, whose three-volume biography, Andrew Jackson, won the National Book Award and was reissued in 1998 as a Main Selection of the History Book Club, is also the author of biographies of Henry Clay and Daniel Webster. He is professor emeritus of history and research professor emeritus of humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

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Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most of us may not be aware of how critical the Battle of New Orleans was to the formation of our country. Great book, well written, and probably should be "required reading" for all.
PaulBuckner More than 1 year ago
I knew the basics of the battle, so when I came to this book, I wasn't expecting a lot, but boy was I impressed. The man goes to great lengths to tell you all of the details of the battle, down to what individuals and one single cannon achieved. I really, thoroughly enjoyed this book, and have loaned it out and recommended it any number of times. Paul Buckner, author of "From Broke to Broker, Stories of finding financial freedom."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago