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The Resource 1812 : the war that forged a nation, Walter R. Borneman, (electronic resource)

1812 : the war that forged a nation, Walter R. Borneman, (electronic resource)

Label
1812 : the war that forged a nation
Title
1812
Title remainder
the war that forged a nation
Statement of responsibility
Walter R. Borneman
Title variation
Eighteen twelve
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
aIn June 1812 the still-infant United States had the audacity to declare war on the British Empire. Fought between creaking sailing ships and armies often led by bumbling generals, the ensuing conflict featured a tit-for-tat "You burned our capital, so we'll burn yours" and a legendary battle unknowingly fought after the signing of a peace treaty.During the course of the war, the young American navy proved its mettle as the USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides," sent two first-rate British frigates to the bottom, and a twenty-seven-year-old lieutenant named Oliver Hazard Perry hoisted a flag exhorting, "Don't Give Up the Ship," and chased the British from Lake Erie. By 1814, however, the United States was no longer fighting for free trade, sailors' rights, and as much of Canada as it could grab, but for its very existence as a nation. With Washington in flames, only a valiant defense at Fort McHenry saved Baltimore from a similar fate.Here are the stories of commanding generals such as America's Henry "Granny" Dearborn, double-dealing James Wilkinson, and feisty Andrew Jackson, as well as Great Britain's gallant Sir Isaac Brock, overly cautious Sir George Prevost, and Rear Admiral George Cockburn, the man who put the torch to Washington. Here too are those inadvertently caught up in the war, from heroine farm wife Laura Secord, whom some call Canada's Paul Revere, to country doctor William Beanes, whose capture set the stage for Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."1812: The War That Forged a Nation presents a sweeping narrative that emphasizes the struggle's importance to America's coming-of-age as a nation. Though frequently overlooked between the American Revolution and the Civil War, the War of 1812 did indeed span half a continent -- from Mackinac Island to New Orleans, and Lake Champlain to Horseshoe Bend -- and it paved the way for the conquest of the other half. During the War of 1812, the United States cast aside its cloak of colonial adolescence and -- with both humiliating and glorious moments -- found the fire that was to forge a nation
Summary
Chronicles the history of the conflict; examines its important role in furthering American independence and subsequent development and expansion; and describes the colorful personalities involved
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
164064
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
973.5/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the war that forged a nation
Label
1812 : the war that forged a nation, Walter R. Borneman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=958CCC24-6EB5-43B3-BFEB-DEBC2A1ED7DE
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm86081125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061353895
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
958CCC24-6EB5-43B3-BFEB-DEBC2A1ED7DE
System control number
(OCoLC)86081125
Label
1812 : the war that forged a nation, Walter R. Borneman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=958CCC24-6EB5-43B3-BFEB-DEBC2A1ED7DE
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm86081125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061353895
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
958CCC24-6EB5-43B3-BFEB-DEBC2A1ED7DE
System control number
(OCoLC)86081125

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