The civil warfare of 1812 : American electorate, British topics, Irish rebels, & Indian allies

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Battle for the Bay: The Naval War of 1812 by Joshua M. Smith

Battle for the Bay: The Naval War of 1812 by Joshua M. Smith
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Overview: As the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 approaches, a new chapter in the history of the war is being opened for the first time. Although naval battles raged on the Great Lakes, combat between privateers and small government vessels boiled in the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine. Three small warships the Provincial sloop Brunswicker, His Majesty’s schooner Bream, and His Majesty’s brig of war Boxer played a vital role in defending the eastern waters of British North America in this crucial war. The crews of these hardy ships fought both the Americans and the elements winter winds, summer fog, and the fierce tidal currents of the Bay of Fundy enduring the all-too-real threats of shipwreck and possible capture and imprisonment. In peacetime, these patrol craft enforced maritime law. In wartime, they engaged in a guerre de course, attacking the enemy’s commercial shipping while protecting their own. Now, for the first time, Joshua Smith tells the full story of the battle for the bay.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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1812: The War That Forged a Nation

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The War of 1812 by Donald R. Hickey

The War of 1812: Writings from America’s Second War of Independence by Donald R. Hickey
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Overview: On June 18, 1812, the United States formally declared war for the first time. President James Madison’s call to arms against Great Britain provoked outpourings of patriotic fervor and vigorous-some said treasonous-domestic opposition. Over the next three years the War of 1812 would prove as divisive as it was rich in nationalist myth-making: We have met the enemy, and he is ours . . . Don’t give up the ship! . . . Oh, say can you see . . . . Now, on the bicentennial of a conflict that shaped the future of a continent, here is the first comprehensive collection of eyewitness accounts in over a century. Reflecting several generations of scholarly discoveries, it covers all the theaters of war, from frontier battles in Canada, Michigan, and New York to naval confrontations on the high seas and Great Lakes, from the burning of Washington to the defense of New Orleans.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Burning of Moscow 1812 by Alexander Mikaberidze

The Burning of Moscow: Napoleon’s Trial by means of Hearth 1812 by means of Alexander Mikaberidze
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Assessment: Once Napoleon and his Grand Military entered Moscow, on 14 September 1812, the capital erupted in flames that at last engulfed and destroyed two thirds of town. The fiery devastation had a profound impact at the Grand Military, however for thirty-five days Napoleon stayed, making an increasing number of determined efforts to succeed in peace with Russia. Then, in October, virtually surrounded by means of the Russians and with iciness rapid coming near, he deserted the capital and embarked at the lengthy, sour retreat that destroyed his military. The month-long keep in Moscow was once a pivotal second within the warfare of 1812 – the instant when the initiative swung in opposition to the Tsar’s armies and spelled doom for the invading Grand Military – but it has hardly ever been studied in the similar intensity as the opposite key occasions of the marketing campaign.

Alexander Mikaberidze, on this 3rd quantity of his in-depth reassessment of the warfare between the French and Russian empires, emphasizes the significance of the Moscow hearth and presentations how Russian intransigence sealed the destiny of the French military. He makes use of an unlimited array of French, German, Polish and Russian memoirs, letters and diaries in addition to archival subject matter to be able to inform the dramatic tale of the Moscow hearth. Now not simplest does he supply a complete account of occasions, having a look at them from each the French and Russian issues of view, however he explores the Russians’ motives for leaving, then burning their capital. The use of in depth eyewitness accounts, he paints a brilliant image of the cruel truth of existence within the stays of the occupied town and describes army operations round Moscow at this turning level within the marketing campaign.
Style: Non-Fiction > Historical past

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The Burning of Moscow 1812 by Alexander Mikaberidze

The Burning of Moscow: Napoleon’s Trial via Hearth 1812 via Alexander Mikaberidze
Necessities: .PDF reader, 21.four MB
Review: Once Napoleon and his Grand Military entered Moscow, on 14 September 1812, the capital erupted in flames that finally engulfed and destroyed two thirds of town. The fiery devastation had a profound impact at the Grand Military, however for thirty-five days Napoleon stayed, making more and more determined efforts to reach peace with Russia. Then, in October, nearly surrounded via the Russians and with iciness speedy drawing near, he deserted the capital and embarked at the lengthy, sour retreat that destroyed his military. The month-long keep in Moscow was once a pivotal second within the battle of 1812 – the instant when the initiative swung in opposition to the Tsar’s armies and spelled doom for the invading Grand Military – but it has hardly ever been studied in the similar intensity as the opposite key occasions of the marketing campaign.

Alexander Mikaberidze, on this 3rd quantity of his in-depth reassessment of the battle between the French and Russian empires, emphasizes the significance of the Moscow fireplace and presentations how Russian intransigence sealed the destiny of the French military. He makes use of a limiteless array of French, German, Polish and Russian memoirs, letters and diaries in addition to archival subject matter with the intention to inform the dramatic tale of the Moscow fireplace. No longer simplest does he supply a complete account of occasions, having a look at them from each the French and Russian issues of view, however he explores the Russians’ motives for leaving, then burning their capital. The use of in depth eyewitness accounts, he paints a shiny image of the tough fact of existence within the stays of the occupied town and describes army operations round Moscow at this turning level within the marketing campaign.
Style: Non-Fiction > Historical past

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