The Battle of New Orleans

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert V. Remini

Narrated By: Raymond Todd

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: October 2008

Duration: 6 hours 47 minutes

Summary:

This book addresses a pivotal and overlooked moment in American history. In 1815, Britain's crack troops, fresh from victories against Napoleon, were stunningly defeated near New Orleans by a ragtag army of citizen soldiers under the fledgling commander Andrew Jackson, whom they dubbed "Old Hickory." It was this battle that first defined the United States as a military power to be reckoned with and an independent democracy here to stay. The Battle of New Orleans sets its scenes with an almost unbelievably colorful cast of characters-a happenstance coalition of militia-men, regulars, untrained frontiersmen, free blacks, Indians, townspeople, and of course, Jackson himself. His glorious, improbable victory will catapult a once-poor, uneducated orphan boy into the White House and forge the beginning of a true nation.

"Todd provides a spirited, unvoiced presentation. He reads in a clear, distinct voice that is easy to follow. The dramatic text needs no further embellishment." -KLIATT

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  • Ken Mc

    The reader is awful. Why to these production companies hire readers who cannot pronounce the important words correctly. I lived in Louisiana all my life and it disappoints me in the lack of effort that was put into this production.