Stock Image

The Invasion of Canada : 1812-1813

Berton, Pierre

430 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0771012357 / ISBN 13: 9780771012358
Published by McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1980
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
Buy Used
Price: £ 35.53 Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 3.75 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

Offered By

DBookmahn's Used and Rare Military Books
Burke, VA, U.S.A.

3-star rating

AbeBooks Seller Since 09 April 2001

About this Item

363pp, including Index, clean and bright. Illustrated end papers. Fore edge uncut. Unclipped DJ has light edge wear. 'To a small number of American leaders in the summer of 1812, the invasion and annexation of Canada seemed to be, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, "a mere matter of marching. " After all, how could an aroused nation of eight million be held off by a struggling colony of only three-hundred thousand-most of them expatriate Americans-that had few trained soldiers, fewer arms, and almost no interest in fighting? ' DJ clipped. Gift inscription ffep. Bookseller Inventory # 003209

Quantity Available: 1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Invasion of Canada : 1812-1813

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, ON, Canada

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed to be "a mere matter of marching," as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted. How could a nation of 8 million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio.

In this remarkable account of the war's first year and the events that led up to it, Pierre Berton transforms history into an engrossing narrative that reads like a fast-paced novel. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war — the common soldiers as well as the generals, the bureaucrats and the profiteers, the traitors and the loyalists.

Berton believes that if there had been no war, most of Ontario would probably be American today; and if the war had been lost by the British, all of Canada would now be part of the United States. But the War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours.

From the Back Cover:

"If history could be taught in the schools the way Berton writes about it, there wouldn't be a more popular subject on the curriculum." —The Globe and Mail

"A wonderful historical work...a book of love, ambition, guile, heroism, tragedy and cowardice." —The Detroit News

"...a popular history as it should be written." —The New York Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We specialize in quality military history books both new and old. Let us help you find that book that seems to be eluding you! We give you that friendly personal touch that is hard to find amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. We also buy quality used military history books. Our customer-centered internet mail order business was established in 1997. Since that time, we have sold thousands of books, in all 50 states and around the world. Our speciality is quality used and rare military history books covering all periods from the American Revolution to the Gulf War. Emphasis on German military, Civil War, World Wars I & II and Soviet Union/Imperial Russia. In addition to our military books, we have an eclectic selection of other titles available for sale. We have a number of books on Ethnology particularly as it relates to the Negro in America, railroad histories, biographies, old books on ski-ing and much more. SEE OUR SITE OR EMAIL US FOR A CURRENT CATALOGUE OF SOME OF OUR MILITARY HISTORY TITLES In addition to our military titles on our home page, we are constantly expanding our books online here at ABE. Please check our inventory below!

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Check or money order in US$ payable to DBookmahn with order. We also accept Credit
Card payments through Paypal. Will hold book for seven days with email request.

DBookmahn's Used & Rare Military Books, P.O. Box 10826, Burke, VA. 22009.
Returnable within 14 days, if not fully satisfied.

Want lists accepted. We also sell new Schiffer and Fedorowicz books for 20% off list
price. We can order any in print Schiffer and Fedorowicz book for you at the discounted
price.

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal Bank Draft