George Washington’s Secret Six (Young Readers Adaptation)
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When the British fought the young United States during the War of , they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling their former colony. Capturing the city of New Orleans and stopping trade up the river sounded like a simple task--New Orleans was far away from Washington, out of sight and out of mind for the politicians. What the British didn't count on was the power of General Andrew Jackson. A formidable military leader with a grudge against the British and a heart for the common man, he rallied the divided inhabitants of New Orleans, bringing together Frenchmen, Native Americans, freed slaves, pirates, and Kentucky woodsmen. In their now trademark fashion, Kilmeade and Yaeger will trace the development of Jackson's character and bring the reader to the scenes of one of the most pivotal--and surprising--battles in American history. Bio Photos Contact. Order a Personalized Copy from Brian!
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Theodore Roosevelt started writing a book on the War of while in college, and he never stopped reading or writing about the past. Woodrow Wilson was a much-published professor of history and government before entering politics. Harry Truman, the last president not to finish college, spent most spare moments reading history. Bush, often derided for his supposed lack of intellect, annually engaged adviser Karl Rove in reading contests, which for Bush tilted toward history. Donald Trump has claimed many things for himself. As a historian who has studied Jackson at length, I was intrigued.