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Author Hickey, Donald R., 1944-

Title Don't give up the ship! : myths of the War of 1812 / Donald R. Hickey ; foreword by Donald E. Graves.

Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.52 H526d 2006    ---  Available
Description xxix, 430 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-412) and index.
Contents Prologue : the United States and Great Britain in a war-torn world -- The causes of the war -- Battles and campaigns -- The maritime war -- Soldiers, sailors, and civilians -- The mechanics of waging war -- The end of the war -- The legacy of the war -- Appendix A : "the hunters of Kentucky" -- Appendix B : "the bold Canadian" -- Appendix C : shipwrecks and rebuilt ships -- Appendix D : the name of the war.
Summary America's leading authority on the War of 1812 dispels the many misconceptions that distort our view of America's second war with Great Britain. Embracing military, naval, political, economic, and diplomatic analysis, Hickey looks carefully at how the war was fought between 1812 and 1815, and how it was remembered thereafter. He peels away fantasies and embellishments to explore why certain myths gained currency, and how they contributed to the way that the United States and Canada view themselves and each other.--From publisher description.
Subject United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Miscellanea.
United States -- History -- Errors, inventions, etc.
Added Title Do not give up the ship!
ISBN 0252031792 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. YDXCP 2417471
NLGGC 292453086
AU@ 000040104591

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