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War of 1812

ISBN-10: 0226113507

ISBN-13: 9780226113500

Edition: N/A

Authors: Harry L. Coles

List price: $28.00
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This compact history of the war attempts to separate myth from reality. Professor Coles narrates the main operations on both land and sea of the three-year struggle. He examines the conflict from the British (and Canadian) as well as the American point of view, relating events in America to the larger war going on in Europe. "A balanced analysis of tactics and strategy, this book also summarizes succinctly and clearly recent scholarship on causes and describes briefly the war's military, economic, and political consequences. Coles has surveyed thoroughly the existing literature but arrives at a number of independent judgments. It is the best single-volume account of the war in all its aspects. In recounting sea battles, Coles puts aside the patriotic blinders that have for so long prevented a sensible understanding of American capabilities and strategic necessities; thus American naval victories are put in a proper perspective. And in dealing with land engagements, he has shunned the mocking and amused attitude which has so often passed for historical judgment. Undergraduates will be stimulated by the hints of modern parallels and will find useful the excellent annotated bibliography and simple maps."--Choice
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/15/1966
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 307
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

Prologue to War
Brock and the Defense of Canada
The War at Sea
American Redemption of the Northwest
1814: The British Offensive in the North and in the East
Jackson and the War in the South
Peace Without Victory
Epilogue Important Dates Suggested Reading
Acknowledgments
Index