By Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger
The conflict of 1812 observed the US threatened on each facet. inspired by means of the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers within the West, whereas the Royal army terrorized the coasts. via mid-1814, President James Madison’s generals had misplaced regulate of the battle within the North, wasting battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White residence ablaze, and a sense of hopelessness unfold around the country.
Into this dire scenario stepped significant normal Andrew Jackson. a local of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the progressive conflict and Indian assaults, he used to be pleased the United States had eventually determined 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 might keep an eye on the mouth of the Mississippi River, slicing americans off from that crucial alternate direction and dangerous the former decade’s Louisiana buy. the recent nation’s goals of western growth will be overwhelmed earlier than they honestly obtained off the ground.
So Jackson needed to persuade President Madison and his battle division to take him heavily, even if 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 started working praying for his outnumbered troops. And so the americans, pushed by means of patriotism and guarded through prayer, all started the conflict that might form our younger nation’s destiny.
As they did of their earlier bestsellers, Kilmeade and Yaeger make historical past come alive with a riveting actual tale that might hold 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 US may at some point 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