Tag Archives: War of 1812

Book Review: Once A Rebel

Once A Rebel (Rogues Redeemed), by Mary Jo Putney This book was greatly disappointing to me. There are at least two ways in which this particular novel was disappointing and it is an instructive thing for writers to ponder this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shipbuilder’s Wife

The Shipbuilder’s Wife, by Jennifer Moore This is a very skilled romance set during the War of 1812, and it presents a plot whose driving force appears to be the unwillingness of the two main characters to trust each other … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War Of 1812

The War Of 1812, by Rebecca Stefoff The War of 1812 presents some major challenges for the reader and writer of history or atlases.  Does one focus on the naval matter of impressment and the disastrous embargo of Jefferson’s presidency, … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Primary Source History Of The War Of 1812

A Primary Source History Of The War Of 1812, by John MIcklos, Jr. It is probably a bad sign that I did not realize that this book was aiming to be a primary source-based history until after I had finished … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War Of 1812 (America Goes To War)

The War Of 1812 (America Goes To War), by Anne Todd It is interesting to see what a historian includes about the War of 1812 when seeking to write to young audiences, presumably American ones, with very tight space constraints.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Andrew Jackson And The Miracle Of New Orleans

Andrew Jackson And The Miracle Of New Orleans:  The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger This is the third book I have encountered from the author (the third of which I am almost finished listening … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Battle Of New Orleans

The Battle Of New Orleans:  Andrew Jackson And America’s First Military Victory, by Robert V. Remini By and large I found this to be a deeply thoughtful and detailed and enjoyable read in the genre of military history of the … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Defender Of Canada

Defender Of Canada: Sir George Prevost And The War Of 1812 Since most of the books I have read and reviewed for the Michigan War Studies Review have been very technically challenging ones, when I saw the opportunity to read … Continue reading

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The Bombs Bursting In Air

One of the most notable aspects of celebrating the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence [1] is the tendency of people and communities to engage in fireworks displays. As is often the case in life, my feelings about fireworks are … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Phoenix

American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence, by Jane Hampton Cook [Note: This book was provided for free by Thomas Nelson Publishers/Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.] At … Continue reading

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