I add to Bruce's endorsement. While it's been several years since I read it, my lasting impression was one that didn't pull any punches about the "validity" of the war or the military incompetence on both sides (primarily unfortunately the US).
Another worthwhile title by this late lamented author is "Swords Around the Throne." Full of anecdotal primary source bits as well as the big picture on Napoleon's Army. A good book for those with a world view on events of the time.
----- Original Message -----
From: Larry Lozon
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 4:03 PM
Subject: [WarOf1812] non-partisan
From: "J.Bruce Whittaker" <ortheris@...>
"Amateurs, To Arms!" by John R. Elting.
....I thought the author was very non-partisan in his account."
My Dear Mr. Whittaker,
It is very interesting as we read about this
'Forgotten War of 1812 in North America' how authors
are bias of Country, Area, Units, etc.
It would be very refreshing to read a report about the
war by one who reports all from the middle of the fence .....
The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS of square miles...
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