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The War of 1812 (Da Capo Paperback)

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The War of 1812 is a perfect example of how a war should not be conducted. Congress failed to supply sufficient revenue to support the ill-equipped, poorly trained militia. There was little effective coordination of the war effort from Washington. The American people themselves were sharply divided over the nations involvement, and many states failed to mobilize their militias when directed by the government, declaring that the federal demands were unconstitutional. From the Battle of Tippecanoe to the Treaty of Ghent, John K. Mahons War of 1812 is the definitive story of this blunder-filled episode in American history. Here are the exciting tales of Zachary Taylors brave defense of Fort Harrison; the massacre at Fort Mims; the duel between the frigates Constitution and Java off the coast of Brazil; the disaster at the River Raisin; William Hulls loss of Detroit and his subsequent court-martial for treason and cowardice; Francis Scott Keys composition of ”The Star Spangled Banner”; the contest for naval supremacy on the Great Lakes; the burning of Washington; and the Battle of New Orleans. Detailed enough for scholars, yet vivid enough for the general reader, Mahons study will remain the standard source for anyone who wishes to gain a complete understanding of the War of 1812.

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"The War of 1812 is a perfect example of how a war should not be conducted. Congress failed to supply sufficient revenue to support the ill-equipped, poorly trained militia. There was little effective"

Synopsis:

Detailed enough for scholars, yet vivid enough for the general reader, Mahons study will remain the standard source for anyone who wishes to gain a complete understanding of the War of 1812.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]-449) and index.

About the Author

John K. Mahon, professor emeritus at the University of Florida, is the author of History of the Second Seminole War and History of the Militia and the National Guard, among others.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306804298
Author:
Mahon, John K.
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Mahon, John K.
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States History War of 1812 Campaigns.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States History War of 1812.
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
pt. 4
Publication Date:
19910331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 20.5 oz

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"The War of 1812 is a perfect example of how a war should not be conducted. Congress failed to supply sufficient revenue to support the ill-equipped, poorly trained militia. There was little effective"
"Synopsis" by , Detailed enough for scholars, yet vivid enough for the general reader, Mahons study will remain the standard source for anyone who wishes to gain a complete understanding of the War of 1812.
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