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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (151 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert V. Remini Narrator: Raymond Todd Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781455177257
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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 militiamen, 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Battle of New Orleans pairs Raymond Todd’s clear and sharp voice with the story of Andrew Jackson and the 1915 battle against Britain’s crack troops near New Orleans by citizen soldiers.” 

    Reviewer’s Bookwatch

  • “Raymond Todd’s voice inflections and ‘telling of the tale’ are entertaining, resulting in a good treat for history buffs on a long turnpike ride.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Todd skillfully handles this well-documented history of the final battles of the War of 1812.”

    Booklist

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 10/28/2012

    " I think I would like Remini's full biography of Jackson better. I'm putting it on my to-read list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 5/18/2012

    " An amazing short history of the Battle of New Orleans. Tells the rest of the story, espcially regarding the whole surrounding campaign. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 3/30/2012

    " The greatest victory of America's second war of independence. This is the story of how Andrew Jackson lead a rag-tag band of "dirty shirts", pirates, frontiersmen, free men of color, and ordinary citizens to defeat the greatest army in the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Wright | 7/24/2011

    " Educational, which I guess is the purpose. But not always a pleasure to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg Thiele | 11/18/2010

    " Remini has written a definitive and extremely readable account of the battle of New Orleans. He does a good job not only of describing the campaign that resulted in the clash of armies near New Orleans, but also places the battle in context as the first truly "American" victory. "

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About the Author

Robert V. Remini, historian of the US House of Representatives, has been teaching and writing about American history for more than half a century. He has written more than twenty books, including the definitive three-volume biography The Life of Andrew Jackson, which won the National Book Award (1984). His other books include biographies of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, and Joseph Smith. His Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars won the Spur Award for best western nonfiction from the Western Writers of America. He lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

About the Narrator

Raymond Todd is an actor and director in the theater as well as a poet and documentary filmmaker. He plays jazz trombone for the Leatherstocking quartet, an ensemble that gets its name from one of his favorite Blackstone narrations, The Deerslayer. Todd lives in New York.