Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

  • by Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by Brian Kilmeade
  • 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Another pop history pause resister from the New York Times best-selling 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 listener to the scenes of one of the most pivotal - and surprising - battles in American history.

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Great history lesson

Brian and Don, Thank you for the fine work. I learned many facts of Andrew Jackson's life that I had never known. I was especially drawn in by the location details. I want to listen again while observing a map to trace the steps. I tried with Google maps but I think a large paper map would be better.
I very much enjoyed your book. Thanks,
Mike Elder
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- Michael D. Elder

Loved it!

Kilmeade drew in his listeners with vivid images of the battlefields and
events. Andrew Jackson has been revealed as a great leader and strategist. Kudos to the authors for reminding us about our proud history and its heros!
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- Keysfanatic

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio