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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, Grover Gardner Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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