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Amateurs, to Arms!: A Military History of the War of 1812

Elting, John Robert

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ISBN 10: 0945575084 / ISBN 13: 9780945575085
Published by Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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353 pages; 18 maps; 19 illustrations; index. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 007168

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Title: Amateurs, to Arms!: A Military History of ...

Publisher: Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Printing

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Synopsis:

Begun in ignorance of the military facts of life, fought with raw troops, mostly incompetent officers, and inadequate logistics, the War of 1812 was a near disaster for the fledgling United States. This new volune in Algonquin's Major Battles and Campaigns series tells how our country's most unmilitary war was fought and almost lost. 12 pages of illustrations. 16 maps.

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Amateurs, to Arms! Examines in succession the campaigns of 'Mr. Madison's War': the U.S. invasion of Canada; the key naval battles on Lakes Erie and Champlain; the British invasion via the Chesapeake Bay and its repulse at Baltimore; and the campaign leading to the American victory at New Orleans, fought and won after the war was over. Elting describes the planning and preparations (or lack of them) for the campaigns, tells how they were fought, and analyzes the battlefield performance of both sides.

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