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The American Invasion of Canada: The War of 1812's First Year

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How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling British colony of 300,000? In this remarkable account of the war s first year, Pierre Burton transforms history into an engrossing narrative that reads like a fast-paced novel. Drawing on memoirs, diaries, and official dispatches, the author gets inside the characters who fought the war the common soldiers, th...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 4th 2012 by Skyhorse Publishing (first published December 4th 2011)
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This book is a popular history which follows the first year of the War of 1812. Berton deals with the complex political situations which led to war and the reluctance with which the commanders went to the front. Initially neither side wanted to fight, and both sought a peaceful resolution. However after a few skirmishes and battles both sides became more active in the war effort. The British resolved to fight a defensive war, but the Americans went on the offensive several times and fought on Ca...more
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From narrative histories and popular culture, to picture and coffee table books to anthologies, to stories for children to readable, historical works for youth, many of his books are now Canadian classics.

Born in 1920 and raised in the Yukon, Pierre Berton worked in Klondike mining camps during his university years. He spent four years in the army, rising from private to captain/instructor at the...more
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“On September 9, the day after Prevost’s armistice ends, Napoleon launches and, at great cost, wins the Battle of Borodino, thus opening the way to Moscow. The casualties on that day exceed eighty thousand—a figure greater than the entire population, of Upper Canada.” 0 likes
“Who, in Europe, can take this bloodless colonial fracas seriously? On September 9, the day after Prevost’s armistice ends, Napoleon launches and, at great cost, wins the Battle of Borodino, thus opening the way to Moscow. The casualties on that day exceed eighty thousand—a figure greater than the entire population, of Upper Canada.” 0 likes
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