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The War of 1812: The War That Both Sides Won Paperback – 1 May 2000

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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Dundurn; 2 edition (1 May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550023365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550023367
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 464,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The authors have done impressive research in order to fill the gaps with reliable ... details. The book is a useful recounting of neglected aspects of our colonial ... history."

(Chris Raible The Beaver)

"... readers from teenagers to adults will find Turner's balanced, broad and benevolent introduction to the War of 1812 sufficient unto itself, or a good base from which to spring into the extensive literature on the subject."

(Reginald Stuart)

"Provides history teachers with a useful, and amply illustrated version of events."

(David Mills The Canadian Historical Review)

"This is a clearly written, well-organized introduction to the War of 1812. It will inform the young, satisfy the general reader, and provide a reliable launching pad for further reading and more searching analysis.

(John Kendle CBRA)

"... the book is important in giving the American reader a full understanding of the war from the British/Canadian perspective."

(Arnold Blumberg Journal of the War of 1812)

"... The War of 1812 - The War that Both Sides Won will make compelling and informative reading."

(Brian Amaron The Recorder and Times)


Tragedy and farce, bravery and cowardice, intelligence and foolishness, sense and nonsense -- all these contradictions and more have characterised the War of 1812. The real significance of the series of skirmishes that collectively made up the war between 1812 and 1814 is the enormous impact they have had on Canadian and American views of themselves and of each other. The publication of The War of 1812: The War That Both Sides Won in 1990 provided a contemporary look at the period, and included such developments as the 1975 discovery of the Hamilton and Scourge on the bottom of Lake Ontario, and the 1987 discovery of the skeletons of casualties at Snake Hill. Now, a decade later, Wesley B Turner has updated The War of 1812 to include the volumes of new research that have come to light in recent years. All this new material has been incorporated into this interesting and informative overview of a crucial period in Canada's history.

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