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The Civil War of 1812 - by Alan Taylor (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 620

Genre: History

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Book theme: Wars & Conflicts (Other)

Author: Alan Taylor

Language: English

Street Date: October 4, 2011
TCIN: 13753879
UPC: 9780679776734
Item Number (DPCI): 248-74-1144

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"Remarkable and deeply researched. . . . Taylor masterfully captures the strangeness of this war."
--Gordon S. Wood, The New York Review of Books

"Easily the most sophisticated book ever written about a conflict that is often either neglected or seriously misunderstood. . . . Taylor's discussions of diplomatic and political maneuvering are woven with military set-pieces into a powerful narrative. . . . [This] book affirms his gifts for prodigious research."
--The Wall Street Journal

"Credit Taylor with blowing most of the dust off America's most forgotten war. This is history with a capital H."
--The Seattle Times

"A truly spellbinding narrative. Unlike other books on the War of 1812, [Taylor's] is about the hearts and minds of the people who planned it, fought it and lived through it. Almost every page brings a revelation."
--The Toronto Star

"In this deeply researched and clearly written book, [Taylor] tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America."
--The Washington Times

"Comprehensive. . . . Taylor's account of a land war that roughly divided people with a common culture and heritage provides a new dimension for an understanding of 1812."
--The Boston Globe

"An impressively accessible history. . . . A perceptively nuanced take on a war often forgotten or misunderstood. . . . Taylor offers persuasive arguments, a lively narrative."
--Richmond Times Dispatch

"Taylor gives a fascinating account of the war and shows its importance to the fragile new republic in a book filled with stories about the people who instigated, commanded and fought in the conflict."
--The Associated Press

"Taylor serves up a corrective in [this] fact-laden account. . . . Nicely captures the confusion of a 'minor' war with major consequences."
---The Newark Star-Ledger

"Taylor's beautifully written book offers a War of 1812 that's no longer an insignificant afterthought to the American Revolution, but its final, decisive act."
--Maclean's

"As is his talented wont, Taylor puts the war into perspective, positing that it redefined the North American continent."
--Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)

"Thoroughly researched. . . . Taylor illuminates an arena generally omitted from military histories of the war. Battles and campaigns do connect his account, however, which will stand history collections in good stead for a very long while."
--Booklist

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