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


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ISBN13: 9780141001791
ISBN10: 0141001798
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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.


The first cannon-fire filled narrative of a defining moment in American history--from "the foremost Jacksonian scholar of our time" ("The New York Times"). of engravings.

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.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: The War in the South

Chapter 2: New Orleans

Chapter 3: The Invasion Begins

Chapter 4: The Night Attack

Chapter 5: The Artillery Duel

Chapter 6: Final Preparations

Chapter 7: The Eighth of January

Chapter 8: The Final Assault

Chapter 9: "Who Would Not Be an American?"




List of Maps:

The Louisiana and Florida Campaigns, October 1814-January 1815

The Battlefields, December 1814-January 1815

The Attack and Defense of the American Lines Below New Orleans, January 8, 1815

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Gold Gato, September 1, 2014 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
The War of 1812 was a funky war. Washington burned, Madison ran, both sides claimed victory, and the Treaty of Ghent was signed before the greatest battle was fought. Funky.

So this book was enlightening, as it laid out the consequences of Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans. Before this momentous event, the United States of America was still an East Coast-driven entity. Madison, Monroe, and Quincy Adams were the leading lights, men whose attire and attitude still reflected the 18th Century. But Andrew Jackson changed that. The men who fought the Battle of New Orleans represented the new West...which, at that time, was Kentucky and Tennessee. Rough-hewn. Spat tobacco. Dressed in buckskins. They were assisted by the French-American pirates, who decided to defend their city. Earrings and swords.

Robert Remini's writing is perfect. That is, his sentences hit the mark the same way his backwoods shot their guns. Find the target, shoot, reload. Those are my kind of sentences. He is a Jacksonian. Since I'm not, I have decided to find his bio of Mr. Jackson, so I can learn more about this strange avatar of Manifest Destiny. I like this book. It's not very long, but I learned what I needed to know and now I have a thirst to know more about that period and of Andrew Jackson, who would become the 7th President of the United States. Homeboy was a game-changer and so was this battle.

Book Season = Summer (beignets and chicory, mes enfants)

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Product Details

Remini, Robert Vincent
Remini, Robert Vincent
Remini, Robert V.
Penguin Books
New York, N.Y.
Military - General
United states
Military - United States
United States - 19th Century
New orleans (la.), battle of, 1815
New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815
Military-US Military General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. WQ-95-74.
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
8.04x5.40x.56 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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