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- Shell Education 2010; US$ 6.99
The Star-Spangled Banner: Song and Flag of Independence takes students through the events that lead to the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. TheStudents learn about the widow, Mary Pickersgill, her efforts to make a flag for the War of 1812, and how the flag later inspired Key to create his famous poem. 20pp. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 22.00
The first vice president to become president on the death of the incumbent, John Tyler (1790-1862) was derided by critics as "His Accidency." In this biography of the tenth president, Edward P. Crapol challenges depictions of Tyler as a die-hard advocate of states' rights, limited government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. Instead,... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 39.95
Focusing on the oceanic war rather than the war in the Great Lakes, this study charts the War of 1812 from the perspectives of the two opposing navies at sea?one of the largest fleets in the world and a small, upstart navy just three decades old. While American naval leadership searched for a means of contesting Britain?s naval dominance, the English... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 3.99
The second of six books in the series Upper Canada Preserved ? War of 1812 tells of the events of 1813, such as the U.S. attack on York (today's Toronto), the Battles of Stoney Creek, Fort George, and Beaver Dams, and inter-tribal conflicts among the Natives, and showcases anew the exploits of Laura Secord, James FitzGibbon, and others. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 25.99
In early 1815, Secretary of State James Monroe reviewed the treaty with Britain that would end the War of 1812. The United States Navy was blockaded in port; much of the army had not been paid for nearly a year; the capital had been burned. The treaty offered an unexpected escape from disaster. Yet it incensed Monroe, for the name of Great Britain... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00
In August 1812, under threat from the Potawatomi, Captain Nathan Heald began the evacuation of ninety-four people from the isolated outpost of Fort Dearborn to Fort Wayne, hundreds of miles away. The group included several dozen soldiers, as well as nine women and eighteen children. After traveling only a mile and a half, they were attacked... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99
Often confused by advisors of little military talent, President James Madison put his trust, and that of the people, in the grasp of hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and a few good men. This is the story of the good, the bad, and the outrageous that held the future of the young nation in their hands and prevailed in spite of a twenty-one-ship navy... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 26.95
In the summer of 1814 a squadron of Royal Navy ships attacked the tiny Connecticut seaport of Stonington, and declared its intention of destroying the town. Over the next four days the British barraged the nearly defenseless civilian population with some fifty tons of explosives, before mysteriously upping anchor and sailing away. Drawing on contemporary... more...