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The Weight of Vengeance: The United States, the British Empire, and the War of 1812

The Weight of Vengeance: The United States, the British Empire, and the War of 1812

By Troy Bickham

Oxford University Press, USA, 2012, 344 pp.
The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent (Cambridge Essential Histories)

The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent (Cambridge Essential Histories)

By J. C. A. Stagg

Cambridge University Press, 2012, 216 pp.

The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent
By J. C. A. Stagg
Cambridge University Press, 2012, 216 pp. $85.00 (paper, $24.99).

 

The Weight of Vengeance: The United States, the British Empire, and the War of 1812
By Troy Bickham
Oxford University Press, 2012, 344 pp. $34.95.

The War of 1812 gets no respect. It's easy to see why: the causes of the war are still subject to debate, and they were sometimes unclear even to the warring parties. Most of the fighting took place on the U.S.-Canadian border, leaving few iconic battlefields like those of the Revolutionary War or the Civil War. And the results were so

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  • DONALD R. HICKEY is Professor of History at Wayne State College, in Nebraska, and the author of The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict.
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