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by Ray Jones,John Grant




It has been almost two full centuries since a thin line of Canadian militiamen turned back an American army at Crysler's Farm on the banks of the St. Lawrence, and the tattered Star-Spangled Banner flew through the night and into the dawn over Fort McHenry, surviving a storm of Royal Navy shot and shell. However, the approach of the war's bicentennial has unleashed a cascade of interest in this smoky, old cannon-and-musket conflict.

Lushly illustrated with more than 120 color photographs and archival paintings, this exciting documentary companion brings the war to life with vivid descriptions and insightful eyewitness accounts. Readers can relive key moments in the conflict by visiting battlefields and other relevant sites such as Queenstown Heights, Lundy's Lane, Fort McHenry, and Chalmette Plantation outside New Orleans. The book is divided into seven chronologically arranged chapters, each of them focusing on one of several distinct theaters of the war. Follow the course of what ha

Download The War of 1812: A Guide to Battlefields and Historic Sites epub
ISBN: 1596528303
ISBN13: 978-1596528307
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Ray Jones,John Grant
Language: English
Publisher: Turner (October 4, 2011)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1534 kb
FB2 size: 1601 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 530
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Adokelv
excellent read...once I get to a few of the spots to verify I will be probably upgrading this review
Burilar
This book arrived on the day before predicted. I am researching an ancestor who is said to have served in the War of 1812. This book is great for the large picture and describes what the battle sites look like if visited today. This helps me in my search.
Xangeo
Beautiful research work!
Madi
This is an outstanding book of facts. We went on a summer trip and followed the war of 1812, during the bicentenial. this book led me to places to visit. It is perfect for someone that wants to visit these sites, with a good understanding what happeden in history.
Yannara
This is a colorful informative guide to a war often overlooked by some students of history. Get it and then go on a tour.
Gaudiker
Only thing I was dissapointed in was that for the Battle of New Orleans, it showed a picture of the Civil War Battle of New Orleans! Otherwise it was very good. I did like the information about the present day sites.
Wizer
pretty good book for general info and for travel. esp. good for michigan area travel around det. and monroe. would buy again
too gory--couldn't read it