The War of 1812: The War That Both Sides Won / Edition 2

The War of 1812: The War That Both Sides Won / Edition 2

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by Wesley B. Turner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1550023365

ISBN-13: 9781550023367

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: Dundurn Press

Tragedy and farce, bravery and cowardice, intelligence and foolishness, sense and nonsense - all these contradictions and more have characterized the War of 1812. The real significance of the series of skirmishes that collectively made up the war between 1812 and 1814 is the enormous impact they have had on Canadian and American views of themselves and of each

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Tragedy and farce, bravery and cowardice, intelligence and foolishness, sense and nonsense - all these contradictions and more have characterized the War of 1812. The real significance of the series of skirmishes that collectively made up the war between 1812 and 1814 is the enormous impact they have had on Canadian and American views of themselves and of each other.

The publication of The War of 1812: The War That Both Sides Won in 1990 provided a contemporary look at the period, and included such developments as the 1975 discovery of the Hamilton and Scourge on the bottom of Lake Ontario, and the 1987 discovery of the skeletons of casualties at Snake Hill. Now, a decade later, Wesley B. Turner has updated The War of 1812 to include the volumes of new research that have come to light in recent years. All this new material has been incorporated into this interesting and informative overview of a crucial period in Canada's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550023367
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface7
Preface to the Second Edition9
Introduction11
Chapter 1Background to War, 1802-181215
Chapter 2A Surprising War, 181233
Chapter 3War on Land and Sea, 181357
Chapter 4Checks and Stalemates, 181489
Chapter 5Out of War to a Long Peace115
AppendixWeapons of Period Armies and Navies133
Notes139
Chronology145
Selected Further Reading151
Index155

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The War of 1812: The War That Both Sides Won 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book had some merit as a description of the War of 1812. While reading it though, it was impossible to escape the fact that it was written by a Canadian. The bias in this book was incredible, and often hid some of the points that needed to be made. I am not saying this as an American who only wants to read pro-American history, but this book became to biased to convey the facts the author was apparently trying to get across.