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For Honour's Sake: The War of 1812 and the Brokering of an Uneasy Peace

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In the tradition of Margaret MacMillan’s Paris 1919 comes a new consideration of Canada’s most famous war and the Treaty of Ghent that unsatisfactorily concluded it, from one of this country’s premier military historians.

In the Canadian imagination, the War of 1812 looms large. It was a war in which British and Indian troops prevailed in almost all of the battles, in whic
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Published July 23rd 2010 by Vintage Canada (first published September 19th 2006)
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The War of 1812 lasted a little over two years. The U.S. wanted to increase their territory, so they invaded Canada (or what was to later become Canada). The British, Canadians, French-Canadians, and Indians all fought back and in fact, won almost all the battles, though the one battle convincingly won by the Americans, The Battle of New Orleans, was just after the peace treaty was signed.

I'm sure I learned a bit about this war in high school, but I don't remember. I really knew very little abo
Don Thompson
I had read numerous books on WW2 by Mark and was to be blunt, surprised that he would leave what I thought was his comfort zone and take on the war of 1812. For me 1812 was a deciding point for Canada. Would we remain British or become another state in the USA or not?
Loyalist's or Tories as they were called; were not treated well after the American War of Independence. Many fled to Atlantic Canada. Others to Quebec ( lower Canada ) and the Eastern Townships while other to Upper Canada ( Ontario
How the British won the war and lost the peace. Well. ok: militarily it was mostly a draw. This is a "Paris 1919" type look at the the peace process; the personalities and intrigues around the negotiations at the the Treaty of Ghent.

It seems the British were otherwise occupied with the daeling with the European peace process and lost interest in the terms of the North American agreement. Mark Zuehlke makes the case that while there were no significant winners, the real losers were the North Amer
Great writing but not one single map!
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On January 1, 1981, Mark Zuehlke walked away from a journalism career to pursue magazine and book writing fulltime. He has never looked back. In 1992, Mark published his first book—Magazine Writing From the Boonies (co-authored with Louise Donnelly)—and now concentrates almost exclusively on writing of books.

Fascinated by Canada’s military heritage, Mark first set to writing about the role Canadia
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