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The War of 1812: A Short History [NOOK Book]

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This abridged edition of Donald R. Hickey's comprehensive and authoritative The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict has been thoroughly revised for the 200th anniversary of the historic conflict. A myth-shattering study that will inform and entertain students and general readers alike, The War of 1812: A Short History explores the military, diplomatic, and domestic history of our second war with Great Britain, bringing the study up to date with recent scholarship on all aspects of the war, from the Gulf of Mexico ...
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Overview

This abridged edition of Donald R. Hickey's comprehensive and authoritative The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict has been thoroughly revised for the 200th anniversary of the historic conflict. A myth-shattering study that will inform and entertain students and general readers alike, The War of 1812: A Short History explores the military, diplomatic, and domestic history of our second war with Great Britain, bringing the study up to date with recent scholarship on all aspects of the war, from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada._x000B__x000B_With new information on military operations, logistics, and the use and capabilities of weaponry, The War of 1812: A Short History explains how the war promoted American nationalism, reinforced the notion of manifest destiny, stimulated peacetime defense spending, and enhanced America's reputation abroad. Hickey also concludes that the war sparked bloody conflicts between pro-war Republican and anti-war Federalist neighbors, dealt a crippling blow to the independence and treaty rights of American Indians, and solidified the United States' antipathy toward the British. This special edition includes selected illustrations, maps, a chronology of major events during the war, and a list of suggested further reading._x000B_
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252094477
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 708,935
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 The Coming of the War, 1801-12 5
2 The Campaign of 1812 19
3 The Campaign of 1813 35
4 The British Counteroffensive 53
5 The Inner War 77
6 The Peace of Christmas Eve 93
Conclusion 103
Chronology 111
Maps 1. The Northern Theater 116
Maps 2. The Atlantic Theater 118
Maps 3. The Southern Theater 120
Suggestions for Further Reading 121
Index 123
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    The book is well written but repetitive. Each chapter is written

    The book is well written but repetitive. Each chapter is written as if it was a standalone paper.  Overall very interesting, but frustrating to read the same arguments multiple times.  

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    Very nice synopsis

    Let's face it, this wasn't the most exciting conflict around. There's a reason why no one ever talks about it. But Mr. Hickey does an excellent job explaining the "where's and why's" with excellent detail and facts. This abridged version from his "Forgotten Conflict" book makes for a quick and interesting read. For American history buffs, I definitely recommend it.

    One issue I have is I'm reading from the Nook version and the photos and maps are too small to view clearly and they can't be enlarged. This is not an author issue, it's a Nook problem.

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    Posted September 7, 2013

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