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Don't give up the ship! : myths of the War of 1812

Author: Donald R Hickey
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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America's leading authority on the War of 1812 dispels the many misconceptions that distort our view of America's second war with Great Britain. Embracing military, naval, political, economic, and diplomatic analysis, Hickey looks carefully at how the war was fought between 1812 and 1815, and how it was remembered thereafter. He peels away fantasies and embellishments to explore why certain myths gained currency,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Miscellanées
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hickey, Donald R., 1944-
Don't give up the ship!
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607206250
Online version:
Hickey, Donald R., 1944-
Don't give up the ship!
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)609326353
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Hickey
ISBN: 0252031792 9780252031793 0252074947 9780252074943
OCLC Number: 64510280
Description: xxix, 430 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : the United States and Great Britain in a war-torn world --
The causes of the war --
Battles and campaigns --
The maritime war --
Soldiers, sailors, and civilians --
The mechanics of waging war --
The end of the war --
The legacy of the war --
Appendix A : "the hunters of Kentucky" --
Appendix B : "the bold Canadian" --
Appendix C : shipwrecks and rebuilt ships --
Appendix D : the name of the war.
Other Titles: Do not give up the ship!
Responsibility: Donald R. Hickey ; foreword by Donald E. Graves.
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Dispels the many misconceptions that distort the view of America's second war with Great Britain. Embracing military, naval, political, economic, and diplomatic analysis, this book looks at how the  Read more...

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"War making and mythmaking go hand in hand in Hickey's analysis of the misconceptions, embellishments and falsehoods that continue to shape Americans' views of the War of 1812. In describing the Read more...

 
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Donald R. Hickey's book deflates the numerous myths of the War of 1812.  He addresses issues by subject and so is a bit disjointed temporally and it would be better if the reader used this book as a companion guide to more traditional histories of the War of 1812 such...
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