Andrew jackson and the miracle of new orleans

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

Another pop history pageturner from the New York Times bestselling authors of George Washingtons 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 didnt 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 Jacksons character and bring the reader to the scenes of one of the most pivotal--and surprising--battles in American history.
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Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

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When the British fought the young United States during the War of , 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. Bio Photos Contact.

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I recall that in several history classes the Battle of New Orleans was only significant in that it brought Andrew Jackson into the national spotlight. From my recollection, the battle itself was considered little more than a military history footnote from the War of ; however, I was proven wrong in my assumption. The conflict between the United States and the Red Sticks the Native American Creek tribe was an ideal setting for the British to use a past successful strategy in supporting native tribes whose actions against settlers would support British desires to destabilize an opponent. Support to the Red Sticks would distract Americans in the region and draw away U. The detail and tone of the information is engaging for a student of American history. Adding to the background events that help create the narrative to the battle is the enlightenment on the subject of the negotiation for the Treaty of Ghent.

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