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Another pop history pause resister from the New York Times best-selling authors of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.

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. A formidable military leader with a grudge against the British and a heart for the common man, he rallied the divided inhabitants of New Orleans, bringing together Frenchmen, Native Americans, freed slaves, pirates, and Kentucky woodsmen.

In their now trademark fashion, Kilmeade and Yaeger will trace the development of Jackson's character and bring the listener to the scenes of one of the most pivotal - and surprising - battles in American history.

©2017 Don Yaeger and Brian Kilmeade (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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  • Suz
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  • 10-27-17

This was new to me War 1812

I learned about the War of 1812 in school, vaguely. This was fascinating information! I listened to it in 2 Days, unusual for me:) Brian’s reading of it was great, full of expression & enthusiasm. I would like my grandchildren to read this book in a few years. Actually, I think every American should read it. It reminded us how Americans all worked together for this magnificent nation called The United States of America. Certainly, still learning & growing, but I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else! Most of the world would like to live here, too. We are not forced to live here, but blessed to do so.

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A lot of detailed information regarding the War

Very good book! Listened to the whole book non-stop. Great crecendo! The War of 1812 wasn't a tie afterall.

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just when you thought you knew everything

just when you thought you knew everything about the Battle of New Orleans alongcomes a book that brings the Battle to your door step

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Outstanding story.

Thanks for the spellbinding story. It is a great lesson in our Nation's history.

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good story

it is an untold story of the saving of our nation everyone needs to hear.

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I can't believe the War of 1812 was so pivotal.

The author does a great job in showing the importance of the Battle and the war. It was great to see Jackson shown in a positive light. I hope I'm as good of a leader as he was in this book.

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What a difference a real reader would make!!

Yes I read all the reviews that said the reader was not very good but I still bought the book because of my interest in the subject. Although he's the author and obviously knows his stuff, I cannot tell you how much he detracts from the story. Per the suggestion of other readers I slowed down the audio speed and still had to re-listen to many sections. His voice is just not suited for this - what a shame! I absolutely loved the story but I can't tell you how many times I was ready to quit just because I couldn't take his reading. Audible and the author would do well to have this rerecorded by someone much better suited to read.

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Probably a great read

The story was pretty thrilling and the whole family enjoyed it, BUT Brian Kilmead’s narration skills are terrible. He ends every sentence as if it were a question, often separates connected thoughts, and pauses in the middle of a phrase oddly. Had it been narrated with proper inflection, we would have given the book five stars.

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Excellent Trur Story forgotten by many

I would like to have heard the bad (trail of tears) not just the good.

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great story, but....

A great president and story. but, Brian reads like a news reporter getting the "hurry up" from a producer. so much information and so little time to absorb it....even slowing the tempo to max didn't help....I love his passion for history and the subject matter. would loved to have been able to form the vision of all the turning points of that tremendously important battle in our nation's history.

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  • Michael Lumley
  • 04-22-18

Great story.

A great story, well drafted and well told. Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great.