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Hacks, sycophants, adventurers, & heroes : Madison's commanders in the War of 1812

Author: David G Fitz-Enz
Publisher: Lanham : Taylor Trade Pub., 2012.
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Often confused by advisors of little military talent, President James Madison put his trust, and that of the people, in the grasp of hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and a few good men. This is the story of the good, the bad, and the outrageous that held the future of the young nation in their hands and prevailed in spite of a twenty-one-ship navy and an amateur army, pitched at the greatest military machine of its  Read more...
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Fitz-Enz, David G., 1940-
Hacks, sycophants, adventurers, & heroes.
Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2012], ©2012
(DLC) 2012008141
(OCoLC)760971815
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David G Fitz-Enz
ISBN: 9781589797017 1589797019
OCLC Number: 811407888
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 331 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Chronology of the War of 1812 Chapter 1: A Tale of Impressment, Isaac Hull, and William Hull Chapter 2: Andrew Jackson Chapter 3: Oliver Hazard Perry Chapter 4: William Henry Harrison, Chief Tecumseh, and Zachary Taylor Chapter 5: Henry Dearborn, Jacob Brown, and Winfield Scott Chapter 6: Alexander Macomb, and Thomas Macdonough Chapter 7: British Invasion, September 11, 1814; John Wool; and Benjamin Mooers Chapter 8: Battle of Plattsburgh & Lake Champlain Chapter 9: Charles Stewart and the Barbary Pirates Chapter 10: Stephen Decatur, James Barron, and John Rodgers Chapter 11: William Bainbridge, David Porter, and James Lawrence Chapter 12: William Winder and James Wilkinson Bibliography Index About the Author
Other Titles: Hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and heroes
Responsibility: Colonel David Fitz-Enz, USA Ret.

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Often confused by advisors of little military talent, President James Madison put his trust, and that of the people, in the grasp of hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and a few good men. This is the story of the good, the bad, and the outrageous that held the future of the young nation in their hands and prevailed in spite of a twenty-one-ship navy and an amateur army, pitched at the greatest military machine of its time.

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Fitz-Enz has provided an informative look at the war with a provocative and interesting perspective. Booklist Very readable and informative even for those familiar with the war, Hacks, Sycophants, Read more...

 
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