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Author Name    Berton, Pierre.

Title   THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.

Book Condition   Near Fine

Edition   Limited First Edition, Specially Bound.

Publisher   Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980

ISBN Number    0771012357 / 9780771012358

Illustrator   Tom McNeely, endpapers.

Seller ID   30458

363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Blue (faux?) leather spine with gilt lettering & decoration, gray boards with blue decoration on front board. "This first edition copy - is one of a limited number (unspecified) which have been specially bound and slipcased" from the copyright page. " To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Tiny area of glue residue at the edge of the rear board leather. Slipcase has a tiny edge scuff on rear panel, a few very small minor soiling marks on front panel.

War  1812,  Invasions,  Tippecanoe,  Porter  Hanks,  Michilimackinac,  Detroit,  William  Hull,  Chicago,  Lake  Michigan,  Queenston  Heights,  Sir  Isaac  Brock,  Black  Rock,  Niagara,  Frenchtown,  River  Raisin,  Massacres,  William  Atherton,  Canada,  United  States,  Amherstburg,  Army  Of  Northwest,  Prevost-Dearborn  Armistice,  Charles  Askin,  John  Askin,  John  Allen,  William  K.  Beall,  British  Army,  British  Indian  Department,  Brownstown  Michigan  Territory,  Lewis  Cass,  Chippawa  Upper  Canada,  Chippewa  Indians,  Henry  Clay,  Henry  Dearborn,  Thomas  Vercheres  De  Boucherville,  James  Dennis,  Robert  Dickson,  Matthew  Elliott,  William  Eustis,  Battle  Of  Fallen  Timbers,  Fort  Amherstburg,  Fort  Erie,  Fort  George,  Fort  Wayne,  Indian  Territory,  Augustus  John  Foster,  William  Henry  Harrison,  Indian  Confederacy,  Indians,  Iroquois,  Kentuckians,  Kentucky,  Lake  Champlain,  John  Lovett,  Robert  Lucas,  Duncan  McArthur,  James  Madison,  Maumee  River,  Militia,  James  Miller,  Niagara  River,  Ohio,  Orders  In  Council,  Peter  B.  Porter,  Potawatomi  Indians,  Sir  George  Prevost,  Henry  Procter,  The  Prophet,  John  Beverley  Robinson,  Frederic  Rolette,  Sackets  Harbor,  Thomas  Bligh  St.  George,  Sandwich,  Winfield  Scott,  Shawnee  Indians,  Roger  Sheaffe,  Alexander  Smyth,  Tecumseh,  Tippecanoe,  Daniel  Tompkins,  Upper  Canada,  Solomon  Van  Rensselaer,  Stephen  Van  Rensselaer,  Vincennes  Indian  Territory,  William  Wadsworth,  War  Hawks,  James  Winchester,  Wyandot  Indians,  York  Volunteers. 

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