1812: The War That Forged a Nation

Paperback | October 4, 2005

byWalter R. Borneman

not yet rated|write a review

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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$19.13 online
$19.99 list price
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

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," pro...

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," pro...

other books by Walter R. Borneman

Macarthur At War: World War Ii In The Pacific
Macarthur At War: World War Ii In The Pacific

Hardcover|May 10 2016

$32.69 online$36.00list price(save 9%)
American Spring: Lexington, Concord, And The Road To Revolution
American Spring: Lexington, Concord, And The Road To Re...

Hardcover|Jan 29 2016

$10.00 online$47.95list price(save 79%)
The French And Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America
The French And Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North A...

Paperback|Oct 30 2007

$18.14 online$19.99list price(save 9%)
see all books by Walter R. Borneman
Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.88 inPublished:October 4, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060531134

ISBN - 13:9780060531133

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of 1812: The War That Forged a Nation

Reviews