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Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Winston Groom

Narrated By: Grover Gardner

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: August 2006

Duration: 9 hours 45 minutes

Summary:

From the author of bestselling works of history and fiction comes a fast-paced retelling of one of the greatest battles fought on the North American continent and of Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite, who joined forces to repel the British invasion of New Orleans in January 1815.

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  • rett garner

    Thoroughly enjoyed both the book and the narrator. My second favorite the So far of about 20 Audiobooks only being beat by undaunted courage.

  • gerryruth

    Not sure what to title this. I listened recently to another Jackson biography so there was a lot of duplication. I did listen throughout, but it was a little heavy on the military strategy etc for my taste. There was information that wasn't duplication so I'm not sorry I listened to it. I might have given it 4 stars if I hadn't listened to the other biography.

  • jondeb

    Very good telling of the Battle for New Orleans in the War of 1812. Groom does an excellent job of setting the table for the battle and describing all of the events including the earlier skirmishes and the battle on the west bank. Superficial information only is given to Lafitte and his Barartarians, probably since they still remain "shadowy" figures even to this day. It is still a great book, with wonderful narration, and the reader comes away with a good knowledge of the battle. Can't wait for Groom's Shiloh book! He is proving to be a great historian and not just a "Forrest Gump" novelist!!

  • Anonymous

    This was a very enjoyable book to listen to. I really liked it.

  • Anonymous

    A very good listen. The narration was excellent and I sat through four days of traffic in a totally different world. Well, perhaps not, I was on Los Angeles freeways and they are know for their share of blood. I recommend this not only for the history but the presentation.