Neither Victor nor Vanquished: America in the War of 1812

Neither Victor nor Vanquished: America in the War of 1812

by William Weber


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612346076
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

WILLIAM WEBER is a retired intelligence analyst with extensive experience in political-military and strategic issues. He holds a PhD and a master’s degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and taught political science at James Madison University. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

1 The Need for New Narratives 1

2 A Classical View of the Military Balance in the War of 1812 25

3 Invasions of 1814 and 1863 47

4 The Men Who Governed America during the War of 1812 73

5 Dueling Narratives: Henry Adams's Alternative History of the War of 1812 99

6 The Battle of Bladensburg: Could Washington Have Been Saved? 121

7 Victory or Defeat, and for Whom? Alternative Outcomes for the War of 1812 143

8 A Worst-Case Scenario for the War of 1812 167

9 What if the War of 1812 Had Never Occurred? 185

Chronology 205

Notes 211

Bibliographic Note and Sources 223

Index 233

About the Author 243

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