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Patriotic Fire

Andrew Jackson And Jean Laffite At The Battle Of New Orleans

By Winston Groom, 1944-

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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Publish Date

2006

ISBN

1400044367


Format: Book
Author: Groom, Winston, 1944-
Title: Patriotic fire : Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans / Winston Groom.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Subject: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. Laffite, Jean New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815 Generals -- United States -- Biography Pirates -- Louisiana -- Biography. New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century.
Isbn: 1400044367 9781400044368
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Call Number: 973.5239 Gro
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Format: Book
Author: Groom, Winston, 1944-
Title: Patriotic fire : Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans / Winston Groom.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Description: xxiv, 292 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
Subjects: Laffite, Jean
Subjects: New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815
Subjects: Generals -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Pirates -- Louisiana -- Biography.
Subjects: New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2005051001
ISBN: 1400044367
ISBN: 9781400044368
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 973.5239 Gro