1812: The War That Forged a Nation

1812: The War That Forged a Nation

Walter R. Borneman


Although usually ignored among the yank Revolution and the Civil conflict, the conflict of 1812 confirmed a emerging new release of yank leaders; unified the us with a renewed feel of nationwide function; and set the degree for westward enlargement from Mackinac Island to the Gulf of Mexico. USS structure, "Old Ironsides," proved the mettle of the fledgling American military; Oliver danger Perry hoisted a flag boasting, "Don't quit the Ship"; and Andrew Jackson's ragged strength stood at the back of it is cotton bales at New Orleans and bested the delight of British regulars. listed below are the tales of commanding generals equivalent to America's double-dealing James Wilkinson, nice Britain's gallant Sir Isaac Brock, Canada's heroine farm spouse Laura Secord, and state medical professional William Beanes, whose catch set the degree for Francis Scott Key to write down "The Star-Spangled Banner." throughout the struggle of 1812, the us dispose of its cloak of colonial formative years and - with either humiliating and excellent moments - stumbled on the hearth that used to be to forge a nation.

This P.S. version positive factors an additional sixteen pages of insights into the ebook, together with writer interviews, steered analyzing, and more.

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