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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (102 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Winston Groom Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN: 9781400172597
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brien | 10/9/2013

    " I never knew so much about New Orleans! I read it on a trip there, and liked it a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tag | 8/26/2013

    " Charlton Heston! Yul Brynner! Oh wait, that was the movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carey | 8/18/2013

    " Finally the story of Jean Laffite's participation is the battle is told. So often overshadowed by Jackson, Groom boldly includes how much of the American's success rested on a pirate and hodgepodge units of New Orleans militia, often made up of minorities. Great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Robertson | 6/2/2013

    " This really was a good book. If nothing else, the author is a good story teller. From beginning to end, this book sucks you into the action and the story and it is hard to put down. If you like American history you will like this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis Willingham | 1/10/2013

    " Good history of the Battle of New Orleans. Engaging and informative without being pedantic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don Fox | 11/20/2012

    " Groom is a fantastic storyteller, and Jackson and Laffite at New Orleans is an amazing tale. How can it be such swashbuckling fun and so hugely edifying at the same time? Simply brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 4/26/2012

    " Outstanding history of the Battle of New Orleans and its key players. Groom writes in a lively style that's full of good information and never boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 2/27/2011

    " Really good non-fiction book about Battle of New Orleans in 1814. Andrew Jackson comes off glowing--which I'm not too sure about--but this is a rousing piece of nf writing. I love reading about us whipping these redcoats! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tag | 12/18/2010

    " Charlton Heston! Yul Brynner! Oh wait, that was the movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 11/2/2009

    " really good read about the War of 1812 and America at
    that time and fun story telling style by author

    entertaining, informative and insightful about a very underrated war in American History "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 8/29/2009

    " Groom is a fantastic storyteller, and Jackson and Laffite at New Orleans is an amazing tale. How can it be such swashbuckling fun and so hugely edifying at the same time? Simply brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brien | 8/22/2008

    " I never knew so much about New Orleans! I read it on a trip there, and liked it a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 12/11/2007

    " Outstanding history of the Battle of New Orleans and its key players. Groom writes in a lively style that's full of good information and never boring. "

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About the Author
Author Winston Groom

Winston Groom is the author of more than a dozen books of nonfiction and fiction, including Forrest Gump and Conversations with the Enemy (with Duncan Spencer), which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He lives with his wife and daughter in Point Clear, Alabama.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.