The War of 1812, Volume 1

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McClelland & Stewart, 1999 - History - 288 pages
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It was by far the bloodiest, most dramatic, and longest-running war to take place on Canadian soil. Full of acts of great folly and great courage, and marked by the actions of larger-than-life characters, such as General Isaac Brock and Tecumseh, it left Canadians and Americans with a clearer sense of who they were - or who they were not. It taught the British a lesson on the limits of power, and the Natives on the western frontier lost their last hope of a homeland secure from western expansion. Author and historian Victor Suthren has written a dramatic and informative book on this pivotal moment in our past, unravelling the story of a complex struggle, and bringing the battles and the many fascinating personalities vividly to life. The result is an excitingly written, heavily illustrated, full-colour history. Written to tie in with History TV's mini-series "The War of 1812," this book draws on research done for that television series.

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To those who say Canadian history is boring, I respond, "Then you know nothing about Canadian history." War of 1812, by well-known historian and re-enactor Victor Suthren, is an impeccably researched ... Read full review


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Victor Suthren is a writer and historian with a special interest in the history of colonial seafaring and exploration. The former director general of the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, he sails frequently in traditional ships and small boats, retracing epic voyages of the flintlock era. He lives with his wife in Ottawa.

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