1812. War with America.

By Jon Latimer

Printed: 2009

Publisher: Havard University Press.

Dimensions 16 × 24 × 4 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 16 x 24 x 4

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Softback. Cover Illustration is Admiral Cockburn plundering Havre de Grace. Title on spine and front board.

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This is probably the best book I’ve read regarding this war and I’ve read many . It’s through the perspective of the British instead of the usual American one sided history of the war that most American authors adhere too, with their defeats , of which there were many, glossed over and tiny skirmishes portrayed as colossal battles . The book explains the reason for the war in context with the war with Napoleon . This was far from a second war of independence , it was a war of aggression by the US , hoping to take advantage of Britain’s epic struggle in Europe . The USA invaded Canada eleven times and were defeated on every occasion by numerically inferior British forces . By 1815,the USA was crippled economically and the White House burnt . Britain achieved all of its war aims while the USA , none . Despite the bravado of American authors ,this was an American defeat

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