Patriotic Fire

Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans
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Author(s): Winston Groom
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: May 02, 2006
Product Number: EB00169662
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307265319
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

December 1814: its economy in tatters, its capital city of Washington, D.C., burnt to the ground, a young America was again at war with the militarily superior English crown. With an enormous enemy armada approaching New Orleans, two unlikely allies teamed up to repel the British in one of the greatest battles ever fought in North America.The defense of New Orleans fell to the backwoods general Andrew Jackson, who joined the raffish French pirate Jean Laffite to command a ramshackle army made of free blacks, Creole aristocrats, Choctaw Indians, gunboat sailors and militiamen. Together these leaders and their scruffy crew turned back a British force more than twice their number. Offering an enthralling narrative and outsized characters, Patriotic Fire is a vibrant recounting of the plots and strategies that made Jackson a national hero and gave the nascent republic a much-needed victory and surge of pride and patriotism.

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Author(s): Winston Groom
Narrator(s): Grover Gardner
Genre: History
Product Number DD20506
Released: Jul 10, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400102594
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Author(s): Winston Groom
Narrator(s): Grover Gardner
Genre: History
Product Number Z100145828
Released: Nov 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400122592

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