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The War of 1812 : the war that both sides won /
Wesley B Turner.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2000.
description
159 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1550023365
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2000.
isbn
1550023365
catalogue key
3679172
 
Gift to Victoria University Library (cop. 2). Goodwin, James. 2007/07/19.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-153) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Dr. Wesley B. Turner has retired after teaching history for more than thirty years at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Provides history teachers with a useful, and amply illustrated version of events."
"... readers from teenagers to adults will find Turner's balanced, broad and benevolent introduction to the War of 1812 sufficient unto itself, or a good base from which to spring into the extensive literature on the subject."
"The authors have done impressive research in order to fill the gaps with reliable ... details. The book is a useful recounting of neglected aspects of our colonial ... history."
"This is a clearly written, well-organized introduction to the War of 1812. It will inform the young, satisfy the general reader, and provide a reliable launching pad for further reading and more searching analysis.
"... The War of 1812 - The War that Both Sides Won will make compelling and informative reading."
"... the book is important in giving the American reader a full understanding of the war from the British/Canadian perspective."
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Summaries
Main Description
An expanded and updated edition of the original classic, this investigation of the war for North America unveils new research and archaeological discoveries to add to the evidence in the great debate: who won the war of 1812?
Main Description
Tragedy and farce, bravery and cowardice, intelligence and foolishness, sense and nonsense -- all these contradictions and more have characterised the War of 1812. The real significance of the series of skirmishes that collectively made up the war between 1812 and 1814 is the enormous impact they have had on Canadian and American views of themselves and of each other. The publication of The War of 1812: The War That Both Sides Won in 1990 provided a contemporary look at the period, and included such developments as the 1975 discovery of the Hamilton and Scourge on the bottom of Lake Ontario, and the 1987 discovery of the skeletons of casualties at Snake Hill. Now, a decade later, Wesley B Turner has updated The War of 1812 to include the volumes of new research that have come to light in recent years. All this new material has been incorporated into this interesting and informative overview of a crucial period in Canada's history.
Main Description
Tragedy and farce, bravery and cowardice, intelligence and foolishness, sense and nonsense - all these contradictions and more have characterized the War of 1812. The real significance of the series of skirmishes that collectively made up the war between 1812 and 1814 is the enormous impact they have had on Canadian and American views of themselves and of each other. The publication of The War of 1812: The War That Both Sides Wonin 1990 provided a contemporary look at the period, and included such developments as the 1975 discovery of the Hamilton and Scourge on the bottom of Lake Ontario, and the 1987 discovery of the skeletons of casualties at Snake Hill. Now, a decade later, Wesley B. Turner has updated The War of 1812to include the volumes of new research that have come to light in recent years. All this new material has been incorporated into this interesting and informative overview of a crucial period in Canada's history.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 7
Preface to the Second Editionp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Background to War, 1802-1812p. 15
A Surprising War, 1812p. 33
War on Land and Sea, 1813p. 57
Checks and Stalemates, 1814p. 89
Out of War to a Long Peacep. 115
Weapons of Period Armies and Naviesp. 133
Notesp. 139
Chronologyp. 145
Selected Further Readingp. 151
Indexp. 155
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