By Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger
The struggle of 1812 observed the United States threatened on each aspect. inspired by means 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 regulate of the conflict 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 common Andrew Jackson. a local of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the progressive conflict and Indian assaults, he used to be happy the United States had eventually determined to confront repeated British aggression. yet he feared that President Madison’s males have been overlooking crucial objective of all: New Orleans.
If the British conquered New Orleans, they'd keep watch over the mouth of the Mississippi River, slicing americans off from that crucial alternate course and dangerous the former decade’s Louisiana buy. the hot nation’s desires of western enlargement will be beaten ahead of they truly received off the ground.
So Jackson needed to persuade President Madison and his struggle 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 americans, pushed via patriotism and guarded by means of prayer, begun the conflict that may form our younger nation’s destiny.
As they did of their prior bestsellers, Kilmeade and Yaeger make background come alive with a riveting actual tale that may retain 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 United States might 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