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The Invasion of Canada -- Volume One: 1812-1813

BERTON, Pierre

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ISBN 10: 0316092169 / ISBN 13: 9780316092166
Editorial: Atlantic Monthly Press, Boston, 1980
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Small 4to. Orange cloth spine and tan paper over boards, dust jacket. xi, 363pp. Numerous maps, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. A tight and handsome first U.S. edition of the first volume (only) of this two-volume set. N° de ref. de la librería 26774

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Título: The Invasion of Canada -- Volume One: 1812-...

Editorial: Atlantic Monthly Press, Boston

Año de publicación: 1980

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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Recounts the only American invasion of Canada, during the War of 1812, which neither side won, and argues that Indian, Canadian, British, and American blood was shed for no positive purpose

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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.

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