Union 1812

Union 1812

The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence

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A narrative of the War of 1812 links it to the War of Independence and American beliefs about Manifest Destiny, documenting key battles while evaluating the contributions of such figures as Thomas Jefferson, Dolley Madison, and Davy Crockett.

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Langguth (journalism, U. of Southern California), author of Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution, provides a narrative of the War of 1812, tracing what led up to it, beginning with the resignation of George Washington from the Continental Army in 1783, to the peace treaty in 1815 and aftereffects up to 1861. He discusses roles played by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, Tecumseh, and others, and relates the details of what happened during the war. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A narrative of the War of 1812 links its events to the War of Independence and American beliefs about Manifest Destiny, in an account that documents key battles while evaluating the contributions of such figures as Thomas Jefferson, Dolley Madison, and Davy Crockett. 100,000 first printing.
In the second and final war of independence, Madison leads an unprepared nation into a struggle that will establish the United States as a major world power and stake its claim to the entire continent. Before the outcome is decided, the war will have engulfed land and sea, with a disastrous U.S. defeat at Detroit and epic naval campaigns on the Great Lakes. After the Americans sack Toronto, the British retaliate by burning the White House and the Capitol. Finally, two and a half years of bloodshed and botched strategies culminate in the spectacular battle of New Orleans. We also meet colorful characters from America's past: not only James and Dolley Madison, but also Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Oliver Perry, Stephen Decatur, the great Shawnee chieftain Tecumseh, and four men who will follow Madison into the White House--James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Quincy Adams, and war hero Andrew Jackson. --From publisher description.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780743226189
0743226186
Branch Call Number: 973.52 LANGG

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