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  • Author:
    MR Winston Groom,Professor Grover Gardner
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    Findaway World (April 1, 2009)
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My appreciation for Winston Groom's books and writing is already a matter of record. That record remains intact with Patriotic Fire

My appreciation for Winston Groom's books and writing is already a matter of record. That record remains intact with Patriotic Fire. I knew very little about the War of 1812 and other than good time song "Battle of New Orleans" really didn't have much information about how desperate a war it really was. This is an excellent book, written by an excellent author and really was an inspiration to read and learn more.

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Winston Groom is the author of fourteen books, including the acclaimed Vietnam War novel Better Times Than . Patriotic fire : Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans, Winston Groom. 1st ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references.

Winston Groom is the author of fourteen books, including the acclaimed Vietnam War novel Better Times Than These and the prizewinning As Summers Die, and coauthored Conversations with the Enemy, which was nominated for a 1984 Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of the New York Times No. 1 best seller Forrest Gump. Civil War, was published in 1995.

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About book: I'm afraid that prior to this book, my knowledge of the War of 1812 was largely limited to three things . hard-nosed territorial lawyer Andrew Jackson and roguish privateer Jean Lafitte

About book: I'm afraid that prior to this book, my knowledge of the War of 1812 was largely limited to three things: 1) The Americans defeated the British. 2) The British burned Washington. hard-nosed territorial lawyer Andrew Jackson and roguish privateer Jean Lafitte. The war was not going well for the Americans, militarily or economically, to the point that New England states were threatening secession. The British brought a militarily stronger force to take New Orleans, which would have divided the Louisiana Purchase from the rest of the young American nation and given the British a new colonial toehold.

Includes bibliographical references and index

Includes bibliographical references and index. A chronicle of the January, 1815 Battle of New Orleans describes how the American general, Andrew Jackson, unexpectedly joined forces with raffish French buccaneer, Jean Laffite, to repel an invasion of British troops from the Louisiana city.

Jackson and Jean Laffite, who joined forces to repel the British invasion of New Orleans in January 1815

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. 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. People Who Liked Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans Also Liked These Free Titles

Читает Grover Gardner .

Читает Grover Gardner. Мгновенный доступ к вашим любимым книгам без обязательной ежемесячной платы. 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.

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

Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans. Written by Winston Groom. Narrated by Grover Gardner.

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.

Quynaus
Definitely a fun read. Like most of Winston Groom's historical works, it's not aimed at historians or buffs of the period or war in question but at the general reading public and on that level it works very well. Certainly,we get strong portraits of the various personalities and very entertaining descriptions of the battle itself. Scholars and other more serious readers though should probably look elsewhere.

Certainly Andrew Jackson was not only the man of the hour but probably the best possible man for the occasion, with a deep seated hatred for the British and remarkable determination. But Jean Laffite seems to have been a far more interesting personality and surprisingly devoted to his new nation, especially so given that the government of Lousianna was spending a lot of time and energy trying to prosecute him just prior to the battle. Not to mention the Britsh commander spent a lot of time and energy to recruit him to their side with a very lucrative offer. Andrew and Jean made a very odd couple indeed and it took some time to convince General Jackson could be trusted or had anything to offer. But the book makes it pretty clear it probably would not have gone our way, much to th e surprise of the US public and the British army without Monsieur Laffite, .

Interestingly enough, Winston Groom feels strong emotional ties to the battle as one of his ancestors figured prominently in the outcome. His feelings make this a very personal work for him as he makes clear in the book.
Charyoll
If you read the sample, this is a good example of not judging a book by the sample! I was interested in the Battle of New Orleans after finding some family connections to the campaign. This book was priced low enough that I took a chance... after reading the sample which discussed the authors personal connection to the battle I expected to see a book focused on that aspect rather than a general overview of the campaign. With that said, this was exactly to book I was looking for an I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand this battle and the War of 1812 in general and the Battle of New Orleans specifically. It should be noted that the writing is excellent and the author also wrote Forrest Gump and another non-fiction book that was nominated for a Pulitzer.
I would recommend that the author extend the sample to include the at least one additional chapter so the sample reader could properly evaluate this book.
*Will look harder at the authors other historical non-fiction books.
Tholmeena
We took the Steam Boat from New Orleans to Memphis for the Civil War Tour. Being in New Orleans for the first time required taking a tour of the Chalmette Battlefield to be on the site of the greatest American victory overshadowed by the events half a century later in the Civil War. This is the place that restored American esteem after the disastrous defeats of the War of 1812 in the East, save for the defense of Fort McHenry in Baltimore. Our history is being lost, as far as I can tell, in the schools our children and grandchildren are now matriculating through. How to instill in them the grand traditions of our Republic and what it took to create and preserve it is becoming an ever more daunting task. This well written book is worth having available. It wasn't just the final day with the one large attack. What faced Andrew Jackson and how the many smaller battles figured into the tactics and heroism on both sides is well worth knowing and noting.
Jorad
While exploring various angles on the War of 1812, I came upon Winston Groom's Patriotic Fire." Here was a careful examination (and a bit of extrapolation) on the Battle for New Orleans. The MYRIAD ways this confrontation could have gone the other way were presented in an exciting yet highly informative fashion. The battle sequences were exceptionally vivid and graphic, as befits the era. Getting into the heads of Jackson and Lafitte worked quite well here...Mr. Groom certainly did his homework.
Blackstalker
An absorbing historical account of the Battle of New Orleans. A shot by shot account of the battle that literally created the UNITED STATES. Written in such a manner that it was really difficult to put it down. Groom delves into the characters of the time; Their personalities, their loyalties, their strengths and weaknesses the indian war with the Creeks. AndrewJackson, Jean Lafitte, Colonel Hinds, Naval ships USS Carolina, USS Louisiana, USS Enterplrise, and all the important characters of the city of New Orleans. Mr. Groom also goes into personalities of the British army (Generals Keane& Pakenham) and Navy (Admiral Cockburn). A facinating story of the events leading up to the final battle, the pirates, the citizens of New Orleans, and the military of the United States. A truly wonderful read.
Walianirv
Very well written account of the Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812).

Groom breaths life into a very important, yet little know, episode in American history. He gives each of the major participants a well deserved biography and describes each skirmish and battle in great detail.

This is a great work and a very enjoyable read.
Mavivasa
My appreciation for Winston Groom's books and writing is already a matter of record. That record remains intact with Patriotic Fire. I knew very little about the War of 1812 and other than good time song "Battle of New Orleans" really didn't have much information about how desperate a war it really was. This is an excellent book, written by an excellent author and really was an inspiration to read and learn more. It even inspired me to buy the 1958 movie with Burt Lancaster as General Jackson and Yul Brynner as Jean Lafitte.
This is my third Winston Groom book. Probably my favorite. There was not a slow section. Really recreates the personalities and the battles very well. Andrew Jackson, although controversial, is a fascinatingly complex character. This was well described in this book. For an avid history reader, this book was wonderful. We are coming to the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, so this makes this book all the more relevant. Great job by the author. Look forward to more of his titles.