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

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"... the book is important in giving the American reader a full understanding of the war from the British/Canadian perspective."

"The authors have done impressive research in order to fill the gaps with reliable ... details. The book is a useful recounting of neglected aspects of our colonial ... history."

"... readers from teenagers to adults will find Turner's balanced, broad and benevolent introduction to the War of 1812 sufficient unto itself, or a good base from which to spring into the extensive literature on the subject."

"... The War of 1812 - The War that Both Sides Won will make compelling and informative reading."

"This is a clearly written, well-organized introduction to the War of 1812. It will inform the young, satisfy the general reader, and provide a reliable launching pad for further reading and more searching analysis.

"Provides history teachers with a useful, and amply illustrated version of events."

Journal of the War of 1812 - Arnold Blumberg

"... the book is important in giving the American reader a full understanding of the war from the British/Canadian perspective."

The Beaver - Chris Raible

"The authors have done impressive research in order to fill the gaps with reliable ... details. The book is a useful recounting of neglected aspects of our colonial ... history."

Reginald Stuart

"... readers from teenagers to adults will find Turner's balanced, broad and benevolent introduction to the War of 1812 sufficient unto itself, or a good base from which to spring into the extensive literature on the subject."

The Recorder and Times - Brian Amaron

"... The War of 1812 - The War that Both Sides Won will make compelling and informative reading."

CBRA - John Kendle

"This is a clearly written, well-organized introduction to the War of 1812. It will inform the young, satisfy the general reader, and provide a reliable launching pad for further reading and more searching analysis.

David Mills

"Provides history teachers with a useful, and amply illustrated version of events."

The Canadian Historical Review - David Mills University of Alberta

"Provides history teachers with a useful, and amply illustrated version of events."

Journal of the War of 1812
"... the book is important in giving the American reader a full understanding of the war from the British/Canadian perspective."
— Arnold Blumberg
The Beaver
"The authors have done impressive research in order to fill the gaps with reliable ... details. The book is a useful recounting of neglected aspects of our colonial ... history."
— Chris Raible
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550023367
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 537,156
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Wesley B. Turner is Associate Professor of History at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. His previous publications include Life in Upper Canada (1980); The War of 1812 in the Niagara Peninsula (1981); The War of 1812: The War for Canada (1982); and Album of Upper Canada (1987). He is also the contributor of several biographies in The Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Turner was president of the Ontario Historical Society (1983-84), and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the St. Catharines Historical Museum (1985).

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Table of Contents

Preface 7
Preface to the Second Edition 9
Introduction 11
Chapter 1 Background to War, 1802-1812 15
Chapter 2 A Surprising War, 1812 33
Chapter 3 War on Land and Sea, 1813 57
Chapter 4 Checks and Stalemates, 1814 89
Chapter 5 Out of War to a Long Peace 115
Appendix Weapons of Period Armies and Navies 133
Notes 139
Chronology 145
Selected Further Reading 151
Index 155
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2001

    Bias all the way

    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.

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