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Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny Hardcover – Illustrated, October 24, 2017
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About the Author
- Publisher : Sentinel; Illustrated edition (October 24, 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0735213232
- ISBN-13 : 978-0735213234
- Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.38 x 1 x 9.31 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #23,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This story will allow one to see Andrew Jackson in a new light, perhaps in a more important role than when he was elected the 7th president of the United States. While serving as a Major General in the army of the United States, he built a plan of battle using a ragtag army of different backgrounds to go up to a well-trained British army in excess of 10,000 soldiers. He won the battle having killed nearly 3,000 British soldiers, while only loosing a handful of Americans.
It was nice to see a European-like city, New Orleans, with only a small number of English speakers, become an American city with patriotism for their new country, as a result of the battle just outside the city. If the battle of New Orleans ended as a British victory, it is hard to envision the westward expansion that soon follow as well as the country the United States is today, because the British would have controlled the south and Spain controlling Florida.
When the next long-distance road-trip is planned for a trip going east, a stop must be made in Nashville to pay respects to the late president and military officer at Hermitage, Jackson’s former estate where he is also buried. And now, when I think about the $20 bill carrying his photograph, that photo must remain, because America owes this hero the respect!
It shows that Andrew Jackson was a lot more than the boisterous country bumpkin of his general reputation. The detailed progress
outlined of the battle of New Orleans is riveting. This book has sparked me into getting the 3 volume history of Andrew Jackson by Remini.
I need to know a lot more about this man who probably, as pointed out in the book, saved the U.S. and allowed it to become the large continent covering country it is today.
Geared for general readership of various ages, yet full of tidbits (ex. US Marines) previously unknown to me. Andrew Jackson was the 2nd great man to create and save America, as was George Washington. So many of our Founding Fathers gave ALL to the creation of our Bastion of Freedom, including their fortunes. Such a sorrowful contrast to the persons who emerge from "Public Service" in recent times, Much Richer than when the went in!
The author shows how we can work, & even Fight as One, despite our differences, to confront & even DEFEAT the greatest Military Power(S) on Earth.
OPEN YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS TO APPRECIATE WHAT AND JUST WHO WE ARE AS AMERICANS!
Love, my Brothers, Sisters, Fathers, Mothers...
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Using innovation and with no formal military education he was a natural strategist and leader of men, who really did send the Red Coats packing!
This work really brings the character of the man and his times to life in technicolour. Great research and complete with opinions of the General by future U.S Presidents. Read it in one sitting without any effort, great historical work! If you like history brought to life you'll probably like this book.