By Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger
The conflict of 1812 observed the US threatened on each facet. inspired by way of the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers within the West, whereas the Royal military terrorized the coasts. through mid-1814, President James Madison’s generals had misplaced keep an eye on of the battle within the North, wasting battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White apartment ablaze, and a sense of hopelessness unfold around the country.
Into this dire state of affairs stepped significant basic Andrew Jackson. a local of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the innovative warfare and Indian assaults, he was once happy the US had eventually made up our minds to confront repeated British aggression. yet he feared that President Madison’s males have been overlooking an important aim of all: New Orleans.
If the British conquered New Orleans, they'd keep watch over the mouth of the Mississippi River, slicing american citizens off from that crucial alternate path and perilous the former decade’s Louisiana buy. the recent nation’s goals of western growth will be overwhelmed sooner than they truly received off the ground.
So Jackson needed to persuade President Madison and his conflict division to take him heavily, even supposing he wasn’t one of many Virginians and New Englanders who ruled the govt.. He needed to gather a coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking Louisianans,Cherokee and Choctaw Indians, freed slaves, or even a few pirates. And he needed to defeat the main robust army strength within the world—in the complicated terrain of the Louisiana bayous.
In brief, Jackson wanted a miracle. The neighborhood Ursuline nuns got to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And so the american citizens, pushed via patriotism and guarded through prayer, started the conflict that might form our younger nation’s destiny.
As they did of their earlier bestsellers, Kilmeade and Yaeger make heritage come alive with a riveting actual tale that may maintain you turning the pages. You’ll end with a brand new realizing of 1 of our best generals and a renewed appreciation for the courageous males who fought in order that the USA may perhaps sooner or later stretch “from sea to shining sea.”
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Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny by Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger