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War of 1812

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
It was by far the bloodiest, most dramatic, and longest-running war to take place on Canadian soil. Full of acts of great folly and great courage, and marked by the actions of larger-than-life characters, such as General Isaac Brock and Tecumseh, it left Canadians and Americans with a clearer sense of who they were – or who they were not. It taught the British a lesson on ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 13th 1999 by McClelland & Stewart
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May 27, 2012 Faye rated it liked it
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So, it is the 100 year anniversary of the war of 1812. Saw this book at the library and thought to myself, "Hey, don't know too much about this war. Let's give this book a try". Got to admit, I was a little hesitant as sometimes these historical accounts can be a little dry and bogged down with too many names, places and obscure facts. Suthren does a pretty good job and keeps the story line moving. It is not written like a text book but is closer to a story. Kept me interested and I learned some ...more
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Aug 18, 2010 Lorina Stephens rated it really liked it
To those who say Canadian history is boring, I respond, "Then you know nothing about Canadian history."

War of 1812, by well-known historian and re-enactor Victor Suthren, is an impeccably researched, well-written, utterly fascinating account of Canada's early struggle against American expansionism. It should be on every Canadian bookshelf, and used as a text in every school.
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