Brian Kilmeade Book Signing
When: Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 2:30pm
Where: Fiction Addiction
About the Event
A purchase of Brian’s latest paperback, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans from Fiction Addiction gives you a free signing line ticket for the event. Each signing line ticket allows 1 adult and any accompanying children into the signing line. Brian will be happy to personalize books, sign multiple copies of his book Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans if you’d like to stock up for holiday presents, sign backlist purchased from Fiction Addiction, and take a photo. No outside books allowed. We suggest interested customers be in line by 3 pm at the latest as the event will end once the signing line dies down.
If You Cannot Make the Event
If you can’t make the event, you can still get signed personalized books to be picked up afterward at the store or mailed to you. Just order the books that you want (making sure to purchase at least one paperback copy of Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans) and indicate in the comments field how you would like them signed/personalized.
About Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. In August 1814, British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country.
Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson. A native of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks, he was glad America had finally decided to confront repeated British aggression. But he feared that President Madison’s men were overlooking the most important target of all: New Orleans.
If the British could conquer New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting Americans off from that essential trade route and threatening the previous decade’s Louisiana Purchase. The new nation’s dreams of western expansion would be crushed before they really got off the ground. So Jackson faced three enormous challenges at the same time:
• He had to convince President Madison and his War Department to take him seriously, despite his reputation as a man of the people – not one of the well-educated, polished Virginians or New Englanders who dominated the government.
• He had to assemble a diverse coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking natives, Cherokee and Chocktaw Indians (tribes not aligned with Britain), freed slaves, and even some pirates.
• And he had to defeat a much larger enemy force that was considered unbeatable – the most powerful in the world – in the confusing terrain of the Louisiana bayous.
In short, Jackson needed a miracle, and the local Ursuline nuns, whose convent was said to have miraculously warded off danger in the past, set to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And so, the Americans, driven by patriotism and protected by prayer, began the battle that would shape our young nation’s destiny.
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