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  • Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

  • The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
  • By: Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by: Brian Kilmeade
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling their former colony. Capturing the city of New Orleans and stopping trade up the river sounded like a simple task - New Orleans was far away from Washington, out of sight and out of mind for the politicians. What the British didn't count on was the power of General Andrew Jackson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was new to me War 1812

  • By Suz on 10-27-17

Awesome story

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Reviewed: 03-05-18

very well written and read, I highly recommend! and unusual likeness to current political environment

  • Democracy

  • Stories from the Long Road to Freedom
  • By: Condoleezza Rice
  • Narrated by: Grace Angela Henry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

From the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union to the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice has served on the front lines of history. As a child, she was an eyewitness to a third awakening of freedom, when her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, became the epicenter of the civil rights movement for black Americans. In this book, Rice explains what these epochal events teach us about democracy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Case for Democracy

  • By Jean on 05-18-17

Wonderful and brilliant!

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Reviewed: 10-17-17

I highly recommend every American, and all others, should read this and learn from it.