By Walter R. Borneman
Although often neglected among the yankee Revolution and the Civil battle, the struggle of 1812 proven a emerging iteration of yankee leaders; unified the us with a renewed feel of nationwide goal; and set the degree for westward enlargement from Mackinac Island to the Gulf of Mexico. USS structure, "Old Ironsides," proved the mettle of the fledgling American military; Oliver chance Perry hoisted a flag boasting, "Don't hand over the Ship"; and Andrew Jackson's ragged strength stood at the back of it's cotton bales at New Orleans and bested the satisfaction of British regulars. listed below are the tales of commanding generals similar to America's double-dealing James Wilkinson, nice Britain's gallant Sir Isaac Brock, Canada's heroine farm spouse Laura Secord, and nation health care professional William Beanes, whose trap set the level for Francis Scott Key to write down "The Star-Spangled Banner." through the battle of 1812, the U.S. get rid of its cloak of colonial youth and -- with either humiliating and wonderful moments -- discovered the fireplace that used to be to forge a nation.
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1812: The War That Forged a Nation by Walter R. Borneman