Brian Kilmeade is the co-host of the popular “Fox & Friends” morning show on the Fox News Channel, and the host of “The Brian Kilmeade Show” on Fox News Radio.
Brian’s fascination with the Founding Fathers and the fledgling days of the republic produced two New York Times best-selling books—George Washington’s Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.
He visits Thurber House to discuss his latest history book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny.
When the British fought the young United States in the War of 1812, taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to halting the expansion of their former colony. Capturing the city of New Orleans and stopping trade up the river sounded like a simple task, but what the British didn't count on was the power of General Andrew Jackson. A formidable military leader who rallied the divided inhabitants of New Orleans, bringing together Frenchmen, Native Americans, freed slaves, pirates, and Kentucky woodsmen and molded them into a formidable fighting force.
Kilmeade traces the development of Jackson's character and brings the reader to the scene of one of the most pivotal battles in American history.
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