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  • Four Years on the Great Lakes, 1813-1816by Don Bamford; Paul Carroll

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 9.99

    David Wingfield joined the Royal Navy in 1806, at the age of fourteen. His service took him to the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. more...

  • A Call to the Coloursby Kenneth Cox

    Ontario Genealogical Society 2011; US$ 8.99

    Our ancestors were required to perform military service, often as militia. The discovery that an ancestor served during one of the major conflicts in our history is exciting. A Call to the Colours provides the archival, library, and computer resources that can be employed to explore your family's military history. more...

  • Redcoated Ploughboysby Richard Feltoe

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 9.99

    In 1812 the future of North America hung in the balance when the United States declared war on Britain. In response a corps of men volunteeredfor the Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada. This book brings the story of the regiment back to life, revealing a fascinating lost chapter in military history. more...

  • The Call to Armsby Richard Feltoe

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 7.99

    While the War of 1812 saw battles and combat take place in vastly separated locations of the United States and British North America, nowhere was the fighting more intense than in Upper Canada, specifically as seen in the Battles of Detroit, Queenston Heights, and Frenchman's Creek in this first book in a series of six. more...

  • La bandera de estrellas centelleantes (The Star-Spangled Banner)by Stephanie Macceca

    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 Pendulum of Warby Richard Feltoe

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Andrew Jacksonby the late John William Ward

    Oxford University Press 1962; US$ 13.99

    Was the man who lent his name to "Jacksonian America" a rough-hewn frontiersman? A powerful, victorious general? Or merely a man of will? Separating myth from reality, John William Ward here demonstrates how Andrew Jackson captured the imagination of a generation of Americans and came to represent not just leadership but the ideal of courage, foresight,... more...

  • Rising Up from Indian Countryby Ann Durkin Keating

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    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 by... more...

  • How Britain Won the War of 1812by Brian Arthur

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 115.00

    Overturns established thinking about the Anglo-American War of 1812-15. more...

  • Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroesby Colonel David Fitz-Enz

    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...