“An excellent study of the great battle at New Orleans and the heroic figures who were its protagonists. In times like these when the nation is facing trying times such a book should attract a wide audience.”
-Robert V. Remini,author of Andrew Jackson and The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory
“Highly recommended to those interested in the War of 1812, especially the Battle of New Orleans, and those interested in Andrew Jackson.”
“Overall, Patterson’s work is a pleasure to read, as one would expect from a seasoned journalist...”
-The Journal of Southern History
About the Author
Benton Rain Patterson is a former staff writer and editor for the Saturday Evening Post and The New York Times. He is emeritus associate professor of journalism at the University of Florida and author of Harold and William: The Battle for England, A.D. 1064—1066 and Washington and Cornwallis: The Battle for America, 1775—1783. He lives in Gainesville, FL.