War of 1812

War of 1812

by Scott Marquette

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Children's Literature
Perhaps no other war in American history is as little understood or remembered as the conflict with Great Britain that took place between 1812 and 1815. The War of 1812 was fought for a variety of stated and unstated reasons. From an American perspective, British efforts to delimit maritime commerce and press American seamen into the service of the Crown led to anger. On the British side, the ongoing war with France's Napoleon, linked with residual dislike of Americans, led to a cry for war. In the end a confusing and somewhat disjointed military campaign was waged that, at its ending, left both sides in almost exactly the same predicament. In War of 1812, author Scott Marquette continues his eight-volume "America at War" series. As in previous books in this military history series the author provides a concise and sweeping narrative. Several dozen illustrations are included to highlight the workmanlike text. Readers will come away from this book with at least a basic understanding of the course, happenings, and results of the War of 1812. In this sense, author Marquette has created a useful educational tool aimed at detailing a vital but generally overlooked historical event. 2003, Rourke Publishing, Romaneck

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Rourke Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
Rourke America at War Series
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 10.72(h) x 0.32(d)
680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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