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The Final Invasion: Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decisive Battle

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A major event in both America's history and the European wars of the nineteenth century, the War of 1812's Battle of Plattsburgh saw the largest invasion ever of a foreign military into the United States, as the British army and navy, fresh from victories against Napoleon, attempted to conquer Lake Champlain and its shores. Their plan was to seize control of key waterways ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published August 9th 2001 by Cooper Square Press
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Billhotto
Nov 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Interesting look at the important but overlooked naval battle on Lake Champlain on September 11, 1814. After Napoleon abdicated in April, 1814 the British sent 10,000 veteran troops to North America. The plan was to invade New York state and slice off a section of New England which would become a British province to be called Columbia. The attacks on Washington D.C. and Baltimore were diversionary raids. So successful were the British diversions and so disorganized was the American leadership th ...more
Joel Margulies
Dec 05, 2012 rated it liked it
The Final Invasion by David Fitz-Enz is not only about the battle of Plattsburgh, but many other aspects of the state of the American and British nations. He really goes in depth on military strategies, economic concerns, and political drama. The book is so dense with information; most of the small details I have already forgotten. The book was not intensely gripping, however, not something to put one asleep either.
The book was most interesting to me when the author would tell little stories a
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Tony Taylor
Jan 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Great Civil War book
Richard
Aug 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Interesting historical but little Known battle of the war of 1812 wich took place on lake Champlain in new york state.
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