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The War of 1812 would either make America a global power that swept all the way to the Pacific--or break it into small pieces bound to mighty England. It was a second revolution of sorts, to prove to the British that America had to be taken seriously. The principal actors in this drama were James and Dolley Madison and Andrew and Rachel Jackson. Their courage and determination would shape America's destiny.show more

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  • Paperback | 445 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 498.95g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765332019
  • 9780765332011
  • 1,794,659

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""1812" is splendidly researched and finely written--a fiery tale of our country's youth, of mighty passions, a half-forgotten war, and incomparable men and women. David Nevin's readers are blessed." --Ralph Peters, author of "War After Armaggedon ""Entertaining and very illuminating..."1812 "is a substantive work." "--Booklist ""Nevin, helping himself with particularly vigorous battle scenes, conveys a kind of grandeur. This is...crammed with color and captivating characters." "--Publishers Weekly ""This sprawling historical novel...will certainly have some guaranteed appeal.... This is recommended wherever there is interest in historical fiction." "--Library Journal ""A brilliantly realized chronicle that gives a human scale to the author's panoramic canvas. A considerable achievement and one that transcends genre." "--Kirkus Reviews ""Whatever we have gained by technology we have lost by ease. These people who lived in 1812 faced danger, adventure, and--no income tax! Read on." --Rita Mae Brown, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Dolley""" "A rich, robust historical novel of the kind we don't get often enough. Famous men and women spring vividly to life--action abounds--"1812 "is a great read." --John Jakes, "New York Times" bestselling author of The North and South Trilogy "It was a perilous and pivotal time for the young and not-entirely-United States, but it has been the most "unremembered "time in American history. Until now. The faded old etchings of battle on land and sea, of statesmen, heroes, villains (and their ladyloves), are now, in David Nevin's "1812", brought to vivid life and color, tumultuous intensity, and you-are there immediacy." --Gary Jennings, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Aztec"show more

About David Nevin

DAVID NEVIN (1927-2011) spent more than twenty years researching and writing The American Story, a series of novels dealing with the history of the United States from 1800 to1860. The series includes "Dream West," "1812," "Eagle's Cry," "Treason," and "Meriwether." "Dream West "was adapted as a miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain.show more

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