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The War of 1812 : "we have met the enemy and they are ours"
Warrick, Karen Clemens.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2002]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Traces the history of the War of 1812, examining the maritime and boundary issues that caused it and highlighting the roles of famous personalities, including Oliver Hazard Perry, Andrew Jackson, and Dolley Madison.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.6 4.0 60981.
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E354 .W39 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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-- Presents objective historical overviews of American wars.
-- Useful for book reports, research, and casual reading.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-Carey's tightly organized account of the 1846-1848 war addresses the origins, strategies, battles, and people involved in the conflict. The ramifications of the war for each country are discussed in separate chapters. This exploration of one of the less-well-known wars in American history compares favorably with Don Nardo's The Mexican-American War (Lucent, 1999). Warrick explores the 1812-1815 war between the U.S. and Britain. History refers to this conflict in many ways, including "the war that nobody won," the "second war of independence," and "the incredible War of 1812." The author explains why each of these designations has some validity. Significant repercussions are summarized in the last chapter, including the meaning of the war for Native Americans. With a text that is less dry than many history books, this title will earn its keep as a circulating resource for assignments. Both volumes have numerous black-and-white illustrations, a time line, solid footnotes, and chapters that begin with relevant quotes.-Andrew Medlar, Chicago Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.