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The Resource 1812 : the war that forged a nation, Walter R. Borneman

1812 : the war that forged a nation, Walter R. Borneman

Label
1812 : the war that forged a nation
Title
1812
Title remainder
the war that forged a nation
Statement of responsibility
Walter R. Borneman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although frequently overlooked between the American Revolution and the Civil War, the War of 1812 tested a rising generation of American leaders; unified the United States with a renewed sense of national purpose; and set the stage for westward expansion from Mackinac Island to the Gulf of Mexico. USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides," proved the mettle of the fledgling American navy; Oliver Hazard Perry hoisted a flag boasting, "Don't Give Up the Ship"; and Andrew Jackson's ragged force stood behind it's cotton bales at New Orleans and bested the pride of British regulars. Here are the stories of commanding generals such as America's double-dealing James Wilkinson, Great Britain's gallant Sir Isaac Brock, Canada's heroine farm wife Laura Secord, and country doctor William Beanes, whose capture set the stage for Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." During the War of 1812, the United States cast off its cloak of colonial adolescence and -- with both humiliating and glorious moments -- found the fire that was to forge a nation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Borneman, Walter R.
Dewey number
973.5/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E354
LC item number
.B66 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
1812 : the war that forged a nation, Walter R. Borneman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060531133
Lccn
2004047261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
54677795
Label
1812 : the war that forged a nation, Walter R. Borneman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060531133
Lccn
2004047261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
54677795

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