Book Reviews of The War of 1812 (The United States at War)

The War of 1812 (The United States at War)
The War of 1812 - The United States at War
Author: Jeffery Roger Hummel
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ISBN-13: 9780938935537
ISBN-10: 0938935534
Publication Date: 6/1989
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Carmichael & Carmichael
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Written in an informal style, as per someone without a string of academic credentials, but clear and well written. He seems to take special delight in describing the naval battles.
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Excellent
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It is a rare thing indeed when you find a history book that is eminently readable. This is excellent! Detailed without being too detailed.... And while it does have maps, I would have liked a few more. Small nitpick for an otherwise great read.
Jerry Griffin
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This is a well written short history (304 pages) of the War of 1812. Borneman covers both the world and national politics around the war including the motivations of sections within the US. He also provides some wonderful character sketches and helps the reader understand how these people factor into the history of the United States.

There are also good discussions of Army and Navel tactics and he provides a clear and understandable summation of how battles develop. There are some nice maps that help the reader understand the spatial realties of the battles.