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  1. The War of 1812
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  2. The War of 1812

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This unsurpassed work illuminates the unpopular, blunder-filled War of 1812.

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Henry Adams
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I just finished the book and as yet I have never read a book that paid such attention to detail as this one. The letters, the speeches the correspondence available in this book is second to none and were very interesting to say the least. The book does shoot off from time to time, it doesn't follow in line with events as it happened, but its all informative nonetheless.
My only issue with this book is that it omits the causes of the war of 1812, which was what I really wanted to know. The book starts with the first invasion as it may be said and goes on from there. Its really astounding at the amount of mistakes that were made in this war by the administration, especially on land, in the beginnings of the war and the unfortunate burning of Washington. And Adams is quick to add some humor in poking fun at the inconsistencies of the administration during this time.
I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in an extensive history of the war itself, most notably... Read more
It is amazing that the US survived this conflict. The author's clear depiction of the politics and generalship (or lack thereof)leaves you wondering how the US ever made it out of this conflict relatively intact. This work is taken from Henry Adams great history that was originally published around 1890. The chapters relevant to the war of 1812 have been compiled to form a fine and detailed account of the war with Britain and Canada.
My only request for improvement would be the addition of an introduction that gives a clearer picture of the reasons for the conflict.
This volume consists of the chapters taken from Henry Adams lengthy History of the United States. Those chapters dealing with the War of 1812 have been excerpted from the multi-volume set and placed into single volume format here. This is a classic work of its kind, but it is not an easy read. Henry Adams goes into great deatail, and often engages in rhetorical discussions, a common trait of 19th century historians. His wide ranging views of the war brings to light many aspects often not covered in standard histories. This can be a plus as well as minus. Often Adams will go on and on about oragniaztional and political aspects of the conflict which can seem dry to the modern reader.

Those looking for detailed descriptions of battles from the war will be somewhat disappointed. Adams does a lot to build up the background of each campaign or battle, but when it comes to the action itself he seems almost anti-climatic. Famous actions like Chippewa and Lundy's Lane are... Read more
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