Re: Jeremy Black's 'The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon'
- I read this over the Christmas break and enjoyed it, but it might be a bit
basic for many on this list (as a relative newcomer to the period, I was
fairly satisfied for the moment).
On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 9:41 PM, ekwardle <ekwardle@...> wrote:
> Good evening:
> Jeremy Black's 'The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon' promises to set the
> conflict within a wider global economic and political context.
> The publisher states: "Black describes parallels and contrasts to other
> military operations throughout the world. He stresses the domestic and
> international links between politics and military conflict; in particular,
> he describes how American political unease about a powerful executive and
> strong army undermined U.S. military efforts. He also offers new insights
> into the war in the West, amphibious operations, the effects of the British
> blockade, and how the conflict fit into British global strategy."
> Sounds quite an interesting read!
> Here is the link to its Amazon.com page:
John J. Ogden
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