BOOK REVIEW: The British at the Gates: The New Orleans Campaign in the War of 1812
by Robin Reilly
The first half of this older book (1974), about 150 pages or so, provided a good overview of the causes of the War of 1812 and various campaigns and failed diplomatic efforts to end the war. The second half covered the actual British campaign to take New Orleans, including the frontal assault against Andrew Jackson's mud-wall fortifications stretching from Mississippi River to cypress swamps. More maps would be helpful. Nice OOB buried in the text.