"A riveting introduction to one of the seminal battles in U.S. history. The War of 1812 folk legend of Old Hickory rides high on his horse again in this engrossing overview for readers of all ages. Highly recommended!"
--Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University on Brian Kilmeade's latest book "Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny"
Continuing the series of interviews on Brian Kilmeade's new book "Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny" Professor of History at Rice University, Douglas Brinkley, joined Brian Kilmeade for the first of a four part interview series on Andrew Jackson. In part one, Brinkley discusses the historic significance of Jackson's stunning victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans fought between December 14, 1814 and January 18, 1815, constituting the final major battle of the War of 1812. Brinkley also explains how General Jackson's ability to not think in racial terms enabled him to build a large, diverse army leading to the decisive victory in the War of 1812 that solidified the Louisiana Purchase as being American territory and saved America.