The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies

The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies

by Alan Taylor

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ISBN-13: 9780679776734
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 194,842
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.99(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Maine, Alan Taylor teaches American and Canadian history at the University of Virginia. His books include The Divided Ground, Writing Early American History, American Colonies, and William Cooper’s Town, which won the Bancroft and Pulitzer prizes for American history. He also serves as a contributing editor to The New Republic.

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The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Posting rants about the pricing are terribly unhelpful to anyone deciding if the content of the book is worth purchasing. Buyers can clearly tell what the price is. Airing petty grievances manipulates reviews and undermines the rating system. I wish BN would go through and cull reviews that do not review the book (including this one) so readers can know the most important aspects of the book- like is it a well written, well researched and informative read without digging through rubbish.
dickmanikowski on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I had never known much about the War of 1812, so this book was an eye-opener. I hadn't realized how much unfinished business was left over from the Revolutionary War that needed to be resolved one way of another.
Shrike58 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is an effort to strip away the nationalistic interpretations that arose after the War of 1812 in the United States and Canada, and whose supporters then tried to anachronistically locate in the American and Canadian populations of the prewar period. Taylor offers numerous little narratives to suggest such was not the case, particularly in terms of life on either side of the border imposed by the Treaty of Ghent; at least until the Napoleonic experience hardened mentalities. While this may not be as much news as Taylor might suppose, I particularly enjoyed his examination of the social and political scene in British North America after the American Revolution.
RobertP on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Excellent review of war, from a series of interesting angles. First, not a battle book. Second, local politics, both sides, not so much national, although that is there too. Third, sociological. Fourth, good sense of the national groups involved, including the Irish, which was news to me. Fifth, strong sense of Canadian history, most unusual in an American. A good read. I learned a lot, and in this the bicentennial year of the start of the war, a recommended read for Canadians.
Historylover30 More than 1 year ago
It's nice to see more about Canada in the War of 1812, but it leaves out the South entirely (by the author's own admission). That's fine but buyers should be aware that they are getting a details study of one part of the war, not a comprehensive look. As a results, it's sometimes hard to figure out how Taylor's small slice fits into the wider North American and world picture. It's also very long for what it is. Not a bad boo, but not a great one either.
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Very informative and learned a lot about the war
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markb1525 More than 1 year ago
A gripe about anything other than content of the book and quality thereof should kept out of reviews
townwagon66 More than 1 year ago
At $28 for an ebook the history book business is going to dry up. Outrageous price! I borrowed the book from the local library and decided to get an e copy. I downloaded the book for $17 from a competitor. I will not pay B&N prices for ebooks. We purchasers have too many alternatives to be held in thrall by any one system.
Massattorney More than 1 year ago
Sorry to be one of those reviewers who gives one star because of the price. But why does this cost far more than what I could buy the print version for ?
brhenry More than 1 year ago
I am unable to review this book because it cost too much to buy in ebook format. Why does the nook ebook version cost so much? I decided NOT to buy it because of price. It cost $11 more than a Kindle version and it cost more than the hardback version. So what is going on with nookbooks anyway?