The Incredible War of 1812: A Military History by J.Mackay HitsmanThe Incredible War of 1812: A Military History by J.Mackay Hitsman

The Incredible War of 1812: A Military History

byJ.Mackay Hitsman

Paperback | September 15, 1999

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J. Mackay Hitsman's account of the War of 1812, first published in 1965, is exciting and authoritative, and is regarded by many experts as the best one-volume history of that conflict from the British/Canadian perspective. It is an engrossing account of the causes of the war and of the campaigns and battles that raged on land and water, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Hitsman describes the life and role of the soldiers -- both the regulars and the militia -- and the difficulties of waging war in trackless territory, where rivers and lakes were the main means of transport. His examination of the strengths and weaknesses of the leaders on both sides helps us to understand the events as they unfold, and he dispels some of the myths that have pervaded earlier accounts. This new edition, edited by well known War of 1812 scholar Donald E. Graves, contains the entire text of the original and much new material:
-- Foreword by Sir Christopher Prevost (descendant of the wartime British commander-in-chief)
-- Introductory essay by Donald E. Graves
-- More than 50 illustrations of leaders, uniforms, weapons, warships, medals and battle scenes
-- 20 maps of campaigns and battles
-- Appendices listing British and Canadian military units and their modern successors; the First Nations that fought on both sides; the warships of the opposing navies; and the medals and awards of the war
-- A comprehensive bibliography with more than 1,000 entries
Title:The Incredible War of 1812: A Military HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 8.98 × 6.46 × 1.03 inPublished:September 15, 1999Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1896941133

ISBN - 13:9781896941134

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J. Mackay Hitsman delivers a thrilling, authoritative account of the War of 1812, exploring its causes, campaigns and battles. First published in 1965, The Incredible War of 1812: A Military History describes soldiers` lives and roles and the obstacles they faced waging war in trackless territory. Hitsman`s study of both leaders` strengths and weaknesses enhances our understanding of events and dispels old myths. Donald E. Graves` updated edition includes an introductory essay, more than 50 illustrations of leaders, uniforms, weapons, warships, medals and battle scenes, 20 campaign and battle maps, appendices listing British and Canadian military units and a comprehensive bibliography.