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War of 1812
     

War of 1812

by Miriam Greenblatt
 

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The year 1812 saw the United States once again on the brink of war with Great Britain. Caught in Britain's ongoing battle with Napoleonic France, the United States found its ports blockaded and its sailors pressed into service aboard British vessels. War of 1812, Revised Edition recounts the young nation's heroic campaign to beat back one of the most powerful

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The year 1812 saw the United States once again on the brink of war with Great Britain. Caught in Britain's ongoing battle with Napoleonic France, the United States found its ports blockaded and its sailors pressed into service aboard British vessels. War of 1812, Revised Edition recounts the young nation's heroic campaign to beat back one of the most powerful military forces in the world-and rid America of foreign powers once and for all.

Chelsea House is proud to announce the updating and revision of its critically acclaimed America At War series. Features of this revised edition include the addition of color images and maps throughout, as well as extra sidebars and a new chapter on weapons and tactics used in the conduct of each war.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-An informative, thorough, and useful series entry. The first three chapters describe the political climate of the time and examine the weak peace agreement that marked the end of the American Revolution. The author notes that the controversy over the Canadian border and the issue of free trade were the primary reasons for the War of 1812. He also discusses daily life during this period and the sentiments of Americans-many were reluctant to enter another dispute with one of the most powerful military forces in the world, and Congress was clearly divided on the issue. The last four chapters cover the principal leaders, the major battles, and the turbulent peace process. While the book will primarily be utilized for school assignments, the inclusion of personal narratives makes for lively reading. Through them, readers experience the thoughts, fears, and triumphs of the people involved. The format and black-and-white illustrations are not as attractive as those in the ``America's Wars'' series (Lucent); however, Greenblatt's text is comprehensive and more accessible to students.-Ann M. Burlingame, North Regional Library, Raleigh, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816049332
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
America at War Series
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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