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1812

The War That Forged a Nation (P.S.)

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This edition was published in by Harper Perennial

Written in English

349 pages

Although frequently overlooked between the American Revolution and the Civil War, the War of 1812 tested a rising generation of American leaders; unified the United States with a renewed sense of national purpose; and set the stage for westward expansion from Mackinac Island to the Gulf of Mexico. USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides," proved the mettle of the fledgling American navy; Oliver Hazard Perry hoisted a flag boasting, "Don't Give Up the Ship"; and Andrew Jackson's ragged force stood behind it's cotton bales at New Orleans and bested the pride of British regulars. Here are the stories of commanding generals such as America's double-dealing James Wilkinson, Great Britain's gallant Sir Isaac Brock, Canada's heroine farm wife Laura Secord, and country doctor William Beanes, whose capture set the stage for Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." During the War of 1812, the United States cast off its cloak of colonial adolescence and -- with both humiliating and glorious moments -- found the fire that was to forge a nation.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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1812
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1812: The War That Forged a Nation (P.S.)
October 4, 2005, Harper Perennial
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1812: The War That Forged a Nation (P.S.)
October 4, 2005, Harper Perennial
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1812: The War That Forged a Nation
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1812: The War That Forged a Nation
October 5, 2004, HarperCollins
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1812: the war that forged a nation
2004, HarperCollins Publishers
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1812: the war that forged a nation
2004, HarperCollins Publishers
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1812

the war that forged a nation

First published in 2004



First Sentence

"In the early twilight, the swollen waters of the Ohio River swept a wooden flatboat up to a landing on a small, tree-covered island."

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Although frequently overlooked between the American Revolution and the Civil War, the War of 1812 tested a rising generation of American leaders; unified the United States with a renewed sense of national purpose; and set the stage for westward expansion from Mackinac Island to the Gulf of Mexico. USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides," proved the mettle of the fledgling American navy; Oliver Hazard Perry hoisted a flag boasting, "Don't Give Up the Ship"; and Andrew Jackson's ragged force stood behind it's cotton bales at New Orleans and bested the pride of British regulars. Here are the stories of commanding generals such as America's double-dealing James Wilkinson, Great Britain's gallant Sir Isaac Brock, Canada's heroine farm wife Laura Secord, and country doctor William Beanes, whose capture set the stage for Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." During the War of 1812, the United States cast off its cloak of colonial adolescence and -- with both humiliating and glorious moments -- found the fire that was to forge a nation.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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Library of Congress E354 .B66 2004
Dewey 973.5/2

1812

The War That Forged a Nation (P.S.)

This edition was published in by Harper Perennial


First Sentence

"In the early twilight, the swollen waters of the Ohio River swept a wooden flatboat up to a landing on a small, tree-covered island."

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
349
Dimensions
7.9 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
Weight
11.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9232687M
Internet Archive
warthatforgednat00born_896
ISBN 10
0060531134
ISBN 13
9780060531133
OCLC/WorldCat
61919003
Library Thing
113108
Goodreads
138809

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