The War of 1812

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Taylor & Francis, Aug 21, 2003 - History - 96 pages
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The bloody War of 1812 saw British, American and First Nation forces clash in a conflict that would change North America for ever. This book explains the background to the war, as well as covering the three years of fighting on land and sea, including the battles of Lake Erie and Lake Champlain.

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User Review  - bakabaka84 - LibraryThing

Solid overview of the war, which is what I expect from Osprey. Nothing new is presented but as with most of the Essential Histories series a good starting point for studying this often forgotten war ... Read full review

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This excellent, short history of the war by a Canadian history is fair and even-handed. It provides a long overdue corrective to the jingoistic and deluded American perspective on this conflict that ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Carl Benn is Curator of Military History at Heritage Toronto and author of Historic Fort York, 1793-1993.

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