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    I posted this question in the Age of Formation and Expansion and got no answer,I was wondering if anyone knew the title of this book. I had it about 11-12 years ago,I think it may have been called 1812. I don't remember,I was 'imbibing' too much then. I lost it before I could finish it.
    It had lots on James and Dolley Madison,and about the Battle of New Orleans. It even mentioned about the skirmishes around the north border near Canada also. It goes into detail how the British vandalized and stole things from the White House. I'd like to read this again,IF I knew the title.
    Thanks.
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    Is this it?

    http://www.amazon.com/War-1812-FORGO...332479&sr=1-10

    You can try this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...he_War_of_1812

    On a side note, I read this book about the war and found it very good. It is written from the British point of view.

    http://www.amazon.com/1812-War-Ameri.../dp/0674025849

    Hope this helps buddy!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by rebpreacher View Post
      I posted this question in the Age of Formation and Expansion and got no answer,I was wondering if anyone knew the title of this book. I had it about 11-12 years ago,I think it may have been called 1812. I don't remember,I was 'imbibing' too much then. I lost it before I could finish it.
      It had lots on James and Dolley Madison,and about the Battle of New Orleans. It even mentioned about the skirmishes around the north border near Canada also. It goes into detail how the British vandalized and stole things from the White House. I'd like to read this again,IF I knew the title.
      Thanks.
      I think the title might be 1812 but I'm not sure.

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      • #4
        There are a few on the War of 1812 here.
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        • #5
          For stuff on the campaign in Canada I highly recommend this:

          http://www.amazon.com/Capital-Flames.../dp/1896941532

          It's primarily about York but there's quite a bit of context, and does a great job of showing both perspectives and what was going on in the minds of the leadership on either side.


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          • #6
            I would highly recommend Donald Graves' work.

            Where Right and Glory Read
            Field of Glory
            and Chippawa.
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            • #7
              I appreciate all your help,but none rings a bell. Maybe I'll find it. I believe it was called 1812 possibly.
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              • #8
                Hey Reb. Whenever I'm trying to find a book that might be out of print, old, or I just plain can't remember the title exactly, the first place I search is WorldCat. Check it out, it's as close to an all-encompassing catalog as I have found yet.

                I found a number of books titled 1812. Do you remember if it was fiction perhaps? I'll list what I've found.

                • 1812 by David Nevin
                • 1812 by Antony Brett-James
                • 1812 by John Pelling & Trevor Ridley
                • 1812 by Walter R. Borneman
                • 1812 by Michael J. Crawford & William S. Dudley

                After those, there are a couple of thousand books with variations upon variations of the title 1812. If none of these ring a bell, you can use the fantastic search function, you're bound to find something. And as an added bonus, and why I love the site, you can enter you zip code and it'll locate the copy nearest you.
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                • #9
                  After perusing the David Nevin one,I do believe that is it. Thank you so much. I have it ordered from Amazon now.
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