The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory (Hardcover)
Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory
Viking Adult, 9780670885510, 224pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 1999
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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.