Book Reviews of The Battle of New Orleans : Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory

The Battle of New Orleans : Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory
The Battle of New Orleans Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory
Author: Robert V. Remini
ISBN-13: 9780670885510
ISBN-10: 0670885517
Publication Date: 9/1/1999
Pages: 224
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Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Overview of one of the most significant turning points in American history.
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A comprehensive history of the Battle of New Orleans, a must read for the historian of American expansion, history and the South.
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Dr. Remini (long-time historian at the Univ. of Illinois, Chicago) was a USN vet of WWII who changed his career goal from law after reading historical books during his service. He was the expert on the Jacksonian Era of the late 20th C. and here offers a detailed examination of the climatic battle of the War of 1812. His main point is that 'Americans' of various descent came together as the USA fought the powerful British.
His essay on sources is informative and I am glad that he commends earlier historians who spoke with participants. Note that the warriors of the Creek Nation were very fierce--this is why high schools and the like named their teams after Indians!
Index, endnotes, bibliography, and a few illustrations.