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War of 1812

Suthren, Victor

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ISBN 10: 0771083181 / ISBN 13: 9780771083181
Published by McClelland & Stewart, 2001
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Title: War of 1812

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Publication Date: 2001

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Printing.

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It was by far the bloodiest, most dramatic, and longest-running war to take place on Canadian soil. Full of acts of great folly and great courage, and marked by the actions of larger-than-life characters, such as General Isaac Brock and Tecumseh, it left Canadians and Americans with a clearer sense of who they were – or who they were not. It taught the British a lesson on the limits of power, and the Natives on the western frontier lost their last hope of a homeland secure from western expansion. Author and historian Victor Suthren has written a dramatic and informative book on this pivotal moment in our past, unravelling the story of a complex struggle, and bringing the battles and the many fascinating personalities vividly to life. The result is an excitingly written, heavily illustrated, full-colour history. Written to tie in with History TV’s mini-series “The War of 1812,” this book draws on research done for that television series.

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The War of 1812 is an unprecedented gallery of paintings, prints, and maps.”
Quill & Quire

“Well-written and easily understood.”
Ottawa Citizen

“Fresh and engaging....Suthren has produced a highly readable, easily understandable entry-level account of a conflict that deserves prominence of place in the formative history of a country.”
Hamilton Spectator

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