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tenngun 
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tenngun
12-06-17 02:10 AM - Post#1655383    


Just finished Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans by Kilmeade. A person who knows little to less on Jackson and the battle it’s a good introduction. To the people that do know a bit about it it’s light fluff, but it was a fun read. I would recommend it as a plesent retelling of events. Don’t go to it looking for a deep informative tome. Enjoy it with some good adult beverage, the sound of a rain outside, kitty on you lap or dog sleeping at your foot. It’s just a fun little read.

 
Wes/Tex 
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12-08-17 08:35 PM - Post#1655928    

    In response to tenngun

Fun reads of historic events are fun. For New Orleans you may want to look for a copy of "The British At The Gates" by Robin Reilly, one of the better accounts without being dreary and full of first person comments.

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
12-08-17 08:51 PM - Post#1655931    

    In response to Wes/Tex

I read that one,more scholarly for sure👍

 
edmelott 
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02-26-18 10:29 AM - Post#1671527    

    In response to tenngun

I agree about the Kilmeade book. I enjoyed it very much.

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
03-31-18 09:41 PM - Post#1677511    

    In response to edmelott

I’m now reading his book on the Barbary pirate war, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli pirates

 
Ray-Vigo 
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04-07-18 03:52 PM - Post#1678594    

    In response to tenngun

The Kilmeade books are not bad, but are a little on the light side. I liked HW Brand's biography of Jackson as more a second-level type of book. It's more in-depth and fact-heavy, and told in a relatively neutral way rather than an opinion piece (books on Jackson have become increasingly negative and polarized over the years).

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
04-07-18 07:36 PM - Post#1678613    

    In response to Ray-Vigo

They are light, as are the Orilliy books, but their quick enjoyable reads. It’s not research works for sure, but a lot more fun then 99% of tv today.
Beats the frontiersman men who made America crap Decapio put on the history channel

 
Ray-Vigo 
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04-07-18 08:17 PM - Post#1678618    

    In response to tenngun

That's absolutely true. There is a lot of junk around, especially on TV, passing as "history".

 
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