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

Winston Groom

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Genres:

History

Description:

From the author of best-selling works of history and fiction, a fast-paced, enthralling retelling of one of the greatest battles fought on the North American continent, and of the two men who-against all expectations and odds-joined forces to repel the British invasion of New Orleans in December 1814. It has all the ingredients of a high-flying adventure story. Unbeknownst to the combatants, the War of l812 has ended, but Andrew Jackson, a brave, charismatic American general-sick with dysentery and commanding a beleaguered garrison-leads a desperate struggle to hold on to the city of New Orleans and to thwart the army that defeated Napoleon. Helping him is a devilish French pirate, Jean Laffite, who rebuffs a substantial bribe from the British and together with his erstwhile enemy saves the city from invasion . . . much to the grateful chagrin of New Orleanians, shocked to find themselves on the same side as the brazen buccaneer. Winston Groom brings his considerable storytelling gifts to the re-creation of this remarkable battle and to the portrayal of its main players. Against the richly evocative backdrop of French New Orleans, he illuminates Jackson's brilliant strategy and tactics, as well as the antics and cutthroat fighting prowess of Laffite and his men. Patriotic Fire brings this extraordinary military achievement vividly to life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

10h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

30:23


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

38:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

46:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:24