The Battle of New Orleans

The Battle of New Orleans

Andrew Jackson and America’s First Military Victory

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141001791
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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.
The Battle of New Orleans

The Battle of New Orleans

Robert V. Remini

Praise

“Impressive scholarship with a riveting narrative.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Superbly written, fast-paced account of one of America’s most significant but little-remembered military victories” —Forbes

Table of Contents

Preface
Chronology
Chapter 1: The War in the South
Chapter 2: New Orleans
Chapter 3: The Invasion Begins
Chapter 4: The Night Attack
Chapter 5: The Artillery Duel
Chapter 6: Final Preparations
Chapter 7: The Eighth of January
Chapter 8: The Final Assault
Chapter 9: “Who Would Not Be an American?”

Notes
Bibliography
Index
List of Maps:
The Louisiana and Florida Campaigns, October 1814-January 1815
The Battlefields, December 1814-January 1815
The Attack and Defense of the American Lines Below New Orleans, January 8, 1815

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