• by David Nevin
  • Narrated by Geoffrey Howard
  • 19 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The war of 1812 would either make America a global power sweeping all the way to the Pacific or break it into small pieces bound to mighty England. It was a second revolution of sorts to prove to the British that America had to be taken seriously. The principal players in this drama were James and Dolley Madison and Andrew and Rachel Jackson. Their courage and determination would shape America's destiny.


What the Critics Say

"Crammed with color and captivating characters." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent Historical Fiction

Nevin paints a enlightening picture of the politics and battles of the time that help me put events of today in better context--to think the U.S. was that close to dissolution! He takes great license in giving well-known historical characters distinctive personalities that entertain while at the same time providing a great history lesson. I finished this book feeling like I really knew 'Little Jimmy Madison', Ol' Hickory Andrew Jackson, and the ambitious soldier that was Winfield Scott.
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- Frank

Couldn't stand the narrator

If you're considering this book, I suggest listening to the sample first. I wanted to listen to this book, but dumped it because ...

The. Narrator. Is. So. Determined. To. Enunciate. That. He. Has. The. Pace. Of. A. Talking. Robot.

No way am I putting up with that choppy delivery for 19 hours. Fortunately, the nice folks at Audible gave me a credit for another book when I called and asked.
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- T. Naughton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-13-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.