The War of 1812, Conflict and Deception
The British Attempt to Seize New Orleans and Nullify the Louisiana Purchase
Ronald J. Drez , a Marine company commander in the Vietnam War, received two Bronze Stars and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He is the principal historian and president of Stephen Ambrose Tours, Inc.
Advance Praise for The War of 1812, Conflict and Deception
“Ron Drez has written the single most important book on the Battle of New Orleans. His prodigious research pays off big. For the first time we understand the magnitude of Andrew Jackson's grand moment. A terrific read!”—Douglas Brinkley, author of The Wilderness Warrior
“With the riveting narrative skill and psychological insight of the most passionate thriller writer, Drez takes us on an unforgettable excursion into the American past that shines the light of his prodigious research onto the intricately entangled political and military issues behind one of the most pivotal—and least understood—wars in American history. Along the way he reintroduces us to Andrew Jackson, the one general with sufficient tenacity, brilliance, and audacity to prevail against the overwhelming power of the British Empire—thereby preserving the independence of the United States.”—Kenneth Atchity former Fulbright Professor of American Studies to the University of Bologna
"Ron Drez is an excellent writer of military history. But this one is goes beyond his previous work. He re-writes history here and proves what we have learned about the Battle of New Orleans is wrong--that it was in fact necessary and the outcome vital to our future."—W. Henson Moore III
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