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Title:
The War of 1812
Author:
Nardo, Don, 1947-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the War of 1812, including its prelude, battles and campaigns, conclusion, and aftermath.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.8 6.0 51648.
ISBN:
9781560065814
Format :
Book

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President Harry Truman called it the "silliest damn war we ever had." Not long after the United States had gained its independence from Great Britain, the two nations went to war again, this time over disputes that could have been settled by diplomacy. Nevertheless, the conflict produced its share of heroic exploits, as well as the "Star Spangled Banner."


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-Nardo opens this excellent account with a time line (1775-1816) that highlights important dates and events in the history of this "virtually unwinnable" conflict. In the seven chapters that follow, he presents the details in a clear, thorough, and easy-to-understand manner. The material is presented in two columns per page, with black-and-white reproductions, sidebars, or maps on nearly every two-page spread. Best of all, like the other titles in the series, this one is filled with primary-source material and includes interpretations by prominent historians in every chapter. A well-organized and well-documented presentation.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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