The A to Z of the War of 1812 by Robert MalcomsonThe A to Z of the War of 1812 by Robert Malcomson

The A to Z of the War of 1812

byRobert Malcomson

Paperback | August 24, 2009

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The War of 1812 was an extremely complicated war motivated by British seizures of American vessels and goods, American desire to expand into Canada, and impressment of American sailors into the British Navy. However, these are merely the immediate causes. To fully understand the War of 1812, one must delve deeper into history. This book does just that, as it covers the period leading up to the war (1803-1812) and the events of the war itself (1812-1815) through the use of a dictionary consisting of more than 1,400 cross-referenced entries covering descriptions of engagements, ships, weaponry, the compositions of regiments, significant political and military figures, and a full list of key places, issues and terms. Also included are a chronology of events, an introductory essay, and a comprehensive bibliography, subdivided by topic and fully annotated.
The late Robert Malcomson retired after 33 years as an elementary school teacher. He was a freelance research writer who specializes in the naval and military history of the War of 1812.
Title:The A to Z of the War of 1812Format:PaperbackDimensions:766 pages, 8.62 × 5.65 × 1.83 inPublished:August 24, 2009Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810868385

ISBN - 13:9780810868380

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The war history volumes of the "A to Z" series will prove useful references for both amateur and professional historians, and would make a valuable addition to any library, particularly as they cost less than other similar, often less comprehensive historical dictionaries.