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The Resource Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans : the battle that shaped America's destiny, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans : the battle that shaped America's destiny, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

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Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans : the battle that shaped America's destiny
Title
Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans
Title remainder
the battle that shaped America's destiny
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Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
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eng
Summary
The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. By mid-1814, President James Madison's generals had lost control of the war in the North, losing battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country. Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson. A native of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks, he was glad America had finally decided to confront repeated British aggression. But he feared that President Madison's men were overlooking the most important target of all: New Orleans. If the British conquered New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting Americans off from that essential trade route and threatening the previous decade's Louisiana Purchase. The new nation's dreams of western expansion would be crushed before they really got off the ground. So Jackson had to convince President Madison and his War Department to take him seriously, even though he wasn't one of the Virginians and New Englanders who dominated the government. He had to assemble a coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking Louisianans,Cherokee and Choctaw Indians, freed slaves, and even some pirates. And he had to defeat the most powerful military force in the world--in the confusing terrain of the Louisiana bayous. In short, Jackson needed a miracle. The local Ursuline nuns set to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And so the Americans, driven by patriotism and protected by prayer, began the battle that would shape our young nation's destiny. As they did in their two previous bestsellers, Kilmeade and Yaeger make history come alive with a riveting true story that will keep you turning the pages. You'll finish with a new understanding of one of our greatest generals and a renewed appreciation for the brave men who fought so that America could one day stretch "from sea to shining sea."
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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973.5/239
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E356.N5
LC item number
K55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans : the battle that shaped America's destiny, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-261) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Freedoms at risk -- How to lose a war -- The making of a general -- A river dyed red -- The American Venice -- Jackson unleashed -- Target: New Orleans -- Losing Lake Borgne -- The armies assemble -- The First Battle of New Orleans -- The defensive line -- Day of destiny -- The British withdraw
Control code
ocn973918533
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735213234
Lccn
2017027754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780735213234
  • (OCoLC)973918533
Label
Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans : the battle that shaped America's destiny, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Freedoms at risk -- How to lose a war -- The making of a general -- A river dyed red -- The American Venice -- Jackson unleashed -- Target: New Orleans -- Losing Lake Borgne -- The armies assemble -- The First Battle of New Orleans -- The defensive line -- Day of destiny -- The British withdraw
Control code
ocn973918533
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735213234
Lccn
2017027754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780735213234
  • (OCoLC)973918533

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