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ISBN: 142140155X
Author: Connie D. Clark,Donald R. Hickey
Language: English
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2011)
Pages: 264
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
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The War of 1812 has always been the Rodney Dangerfield of America's wars . I had been seeking a profusely illustrated work on the War of 1812, and was fortunate to discover this recently-published volume.

The War of 1812 has always been the Rodney Dangerfield of America's wars, doomed to get no historical respect. offers a perfect way to redress the balance. Connie D. Clark is a consultant with Educational Service Unit where she provides guidance and assistance for federally funded Teaching American History Grants. The early 19th century was a great era both for striking military attire, and bizarre political cartoons, and this books offers lots of 'em, plus a solid text by a pair of respected historians.

Johns Hopkins Books on the War of 1812). This engagingly told and richly illustrated history invites readers to travel back in time and imagine what it would have been like to live through the War of 1812, America’s forgotten conflict

Johns Hopkins Books on the War of 1812). This engagingly told and richly illustrated history invites readers to travel back in time and imagine what it would have been like to live through the War of 1812, America’s forgotten conflict. Offering readers an impressive array of images-some rarely before seen-and a crisp narrative, the book recounts the war’s main battles and campaigns, from William Hull’s ignominious This engagingly told and richly illustrated history invites readers to travel back in time and imagine what it would have been like to live through the War of 1812, America’s forgotten conflict.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. Hickey and Clark reject the view of 1812 as a second war of independence. Donald R. Hickey and Connie D. Clark's book is perhaps the most fitting tribute to date because of its scope, crisp narrative, and impressive range of illustrations. The United States, a fledgling nation after the American Revolution, remained dwarfed by other European powers.

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This engagingly told and richly illustrated history invites readers to travel back in time and imagine what it would have been like to live through the War of 1812, America's .

This engagingly told and richly illustrated history invites readers to travel back in time and imagine what it would have been like to live through the War of 1812, America's forgotten conflict. Offering readers an impressive array of images-some rarely before seen-and a crisp narrative, the book recounts the war's main battles and campaigns, from William Hull's igminious. surrender at Detroit in 1812 to Andrew Jackson's spectacular victory at New Orleans in 1815  .

The Rockets' Red Glare. An Illustrated History of the War of 1812. The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. The Patuxent Naval Campaign in the War of 1812. Clark. A Reference Guide to Historic Sites in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Ralph E. Eshelman, Scott S. Sheads, and Donald R. Hickey. Donald G. Shometteforeword by Fred W. Hopkins Jr. 2009.

Authors Donald R. Clark show why the fragile young republic, which was still a second-rate power . Clark show why the fragile young republic, which was still a second-rate power, declared war against Great Britain, an established global power. They also explain why Americans remember the conflict as an unalloyed success, even though by the war’s end, the United States faced military uncertainty, financial stress, a punishing British naval blockade, and the intractable opposition of Federalists in New England .

and the Civil War, the War of 1812 remains a largely forgotten conflict. About Donald R. Hickey

Long overshadowed by the American Revolution and the Civil War, the War of 1812 remains a largely forgotten conflict. Its origins as part of the larger Napoleonic wars layered complex issues that to this day make the conflict difficult to understand. He has written widely on the War of 1812, including the books The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict; The War of 1812: A Short History; and, as coauthor, The Rockets' Red Glare: An Illustrated History of the War of 1812 and The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: A Reference Guide to Historic Sites in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia

Tippecanoe 1811 - The Prophet's battle, John F Winkler. Broke of the Shannon and the War of 1812, ed. Tim Voelcker.

Taylor argues that the War of 1812 was a civil war that almost split the country and the North American continent in tw.

Taylor argues that the War of 1812 was a civil war that almost split the country and the North American continent in two. The book details how the war almost caused New England to seceded from the United States.

This engagingly told and richly illustrated history invites readers to travel back in time and imagine what it would have been like to live through the War of 1812, America’s forgotten conflict.

Offering readers an impressive array of images―some rarely before seen―and a crisp narrative, the book recounts the war’s main battles and campaigns, from William Hull’s ignominious surrender at Detroit in 1812 to Andrew Jackson’s spectacular victory at New Orleans in 1815. Learn about Oliver H. Perry’s remarkable victory on Lake Erie and the ensuing death of the great Shawnee leader Tecumseh. Witness the devastation on the Niagara Front as the balance of power shifted back and forth. Watch as Thomas Macdonough executes a masterstroke on Lake Champlain, winning a great naval battle and saving upper New York from occupation. Experience the demoralizing British raids in the Chesapeake that culminated in the burning of Washington, D.C., and the successful defense of Baltimore that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner."

The Rockets' Red Glare recaptures in vivid detail not only the military history of the war but also its domestic and diplomatic history. Authors Donald R. Hickey and Connie D. Clark show why the fragile young republic, which was still a second-rate power, declared war against Great Britain, an established global power. They also explain why Americans remember the conflict as an unalloyed success, even though by the war’s end, the United States faced military uncertainty, financial stress, a punishing British naval blockade, and the intractable opposition of Federalists in New England.

The thrilling stories and stunning illustrations of The Rockets' Red Glare are sure to capture the imagination of anyone interested in the fascinating history of the War of 1812.

Comments:

Xanna
I had been seeking a profusely illustrated work on the War of 1812, and was fortunate to discover this recently-published volume. The early 19th century was a great era both for striking military attire, and bizarre political cartoons, and this books offers lots of 'em, plus a solid text by a pair of respected historians. War of 1812 fans should also check out the Osprey book "Niagara 1814" which also has some cool color illustrations in addition to the usual recreations of uniforms, and battles
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America had some great uniforms:the leather shakos (called "tombstones") were fairly unique in infantry headgear. The US military clothing wasn't quite as varied, and colorful as that of the French, nor was the generalship, administrative organization, and strategic planning, and execution up to the standards of Napoleon's army, although Brown's army on the Niagara in the summer of 1814 was pretty damn good.

I don't necessarily rejoice in US military triumphs, but when one reads of one debacle after another, from Detroit, to Queenston Heights, to Chicago's very own Fort Dearborn, and the Raisin River, one can only experience a sense of pride when America finally, sort-of got it together. I hate of say it, but given the doubtful validity of the war, I'm slightly pleased by the minor successes the US enjoyed. The British were amazed by America's resilience after the D.C. got torched, and so what if the Battle of New Orleans was a victory largely because of British errors, and was fought after the Treaty of Ghent had ended the conflict.

A useful work, and nice pictures about the strangest of wars.Niagara 1814: The final invasion (Campaign)
Uaoteowi
`The Rockets' Red Glare gives a well done historical portrait of the War of 1812. Its' history cannot be faulted and what this book contains is a fine rendering of the causes of the war, the war itself and its' legacies.
On the fly leaf, it claims that the book will show what it was like to live through the war, but there is little of that personalization. What is missing from it, that could have moved it forward into a stronger volume are the anecdotes and interesting personal stories of history that make even confirmed non-history lovers sit up and take notice.

The military and political aspects of the war are well covered. There are many illustrations, mostly period engravings and paintings of the people involved. There are numerous remarkable maps, including how long it took for news to spread of the war, where battles occurred, charts and flyers are presented. The maritime practices that inflamed American opinion are well detailed. The battles with Canada and the Native Americans are covered as well as the naval battles. The meetings to attempt a lasting peace and the legacies of the war are given.

As the book stands it is a fine historical work (told from an American viewpoint- it could have benefited from a more worldly perspective) that lovers of history and those who wish to learn more of the War of 1812 would benefit from.
Siramath
Profusely illustrated with portraits, maps, contemporary drawings, newspaper woodcuts and a center section in full color, The Rocket's Red Glare gives us a chronological account of the "late war with Britain", beginning in 1793 and ending with the Battle of New Orleans in early 1815. a final chapter on the legacies of the war places events in their proper context on a global level. It also discusses the common legacies that have come down to us such as the nickname of the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), and the origins of The Star-Spangled Banner and its evolution into the country's national anthem.
Each chapter is subdivided into themes and events occurring within the time frame of the chapter, making for easy reference on any given subject concerning the conflict.
Well narrated and researched, this coffee table-sized book will be a welcome addition to the celebration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

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