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Amongst My Best Men: African Americans and the War of 1812
by Gerard T. Altoff, et al
The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory
by Robert Vincent Remini
The United States and Britain had already negotiated an end to the War of 1812 when their troops met on the Plains of Chalmette near New Orleans in 1815. Word of the peace had not yet reached that far west, so a group of professional British soldiers clashed with a rag-tag band of about 4,000 "frontiersmen, militiamen, regular soldiers, free men of color, Indians, pirates, and townspeople" along the banks of the Mississippi River. These were "citizen-soldiers" in the finest sense, writes Robert V. Remini, the acclaimed biographer of Andrew Jackson, and they were commanded by a man whose military experience had commenced only two years earlier. Yet the battle "was one of the great turning points in American history" because it "produced a President and an enduring belief in the military ability of free people to protect and preserve their society and their way of life." Remini may oversell the battle's importance, but not by much. His enthusiasm is the mark of a historian in love with his subject. The Battle of New Orleans (and the War of 1812 in general) has tended to suffer more from neglect than from too much attention. This concise book, full of workmanlike prose, is a fine introduction to what Remini calls "America's first military victory" (he downplays Saratoga and Yorktown as "simply surrenders, nothing more"). Military history buffs won't want to miss it. --John J. Miller -
Paperback: 240 pages
Penguin USA
(Paper); ISBN: 0141001798;
Captain Caution
by Kenneth Lewis Roberts

Captain Blakeley and the Wasp: The Cruise of 1814
by Stephen W. H. Duffy
Hardcover from United States Naval Inst.

Chalmette : The Battle for New Orleans and How the British Nearly Stole the Louisiana Territory
by Charles Patton

The Dawn's Early Light (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf)
by Walter Lord
Paperback: 400 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.09 x 8.49 x 5.48 
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; Reprint edition (April )
ISBN: 0801848644

The Fatal Cruise of the Argus: Two Captains in the War of 1812
by Ira Dye
Hardcover from United States Naval Inst.

Fighting Sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay: The War of 1812 and its Aftermath
by Barry M. Gough
Book Description: Canadian Barry Gough's new work makes an important and long-awaited contribution to our understanding of the struggle for domination in the Upper Great Lakes and the American heartland during the War of 1812. A critical time for both the old northwest and the peoples who lived along the U.S.-Canadian border, it was also a time when the territories that became Wisconsin and Minnesota were formed, the fur trade was established, and the Indian nations attempted to preserve both their homeland and their independence. It is a unique study in that it goes far beyond the Battle of Lake Erie, where traditional historical accounts end, adding new chapters to the history of Detroit and Michilimackinac. 

This comprehensive, chronological account exposes the reader not only to the naval and territorial consequences of the era but also to the plight along the way. It is the story of shipbuilding, of the limits of sea power, and of the men and women who succeeded in traversing unknown water and land. The author details such events as Commodore Arthur Sinclair's disastrous U.S. naval expedition to Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in 1814 and describes how British forces captured unsuspecting U.S. naval schooners. Supplemented with excellent maps and illustrations, the text also provides information about hydrographic surveying and the search for useful naval bases. This book will appeal to everyone interested in the age of fighting sail, Native American history, and early American naval pursuits. 
Hardcover: 215 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.05 x 9.44 x 6.18 
Publisher: Naval Institute Press; (June 18, )
ISBN: 1557503141

The Final Invasion : Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decisive Battle
by David G. Fitz-Enz, et al
Examines the battle at Plattsburgh, which occurred when the British were attempting to reconquer the young United States by moving south from Canada through Lake Champlain in an attempt to cut off Maine from the rest of the country.
Hardcover - 352 pages 1St. coope edition
Cooper Square Pub; ISBN: 0815411391

Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-15: With an Atlas
by Arsene Lacarriere Latour, Gene A. Smith, Historic New Orleans Collection, Araenelacarrier LaTour
Hardcover from University Press of Florida

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Joshua Barney: Hero of the Revolution and 1812 (Library of Naval Biography)
by Louis Arthur Norton
Hardcover from United States Naval Inst.

Lords of the Lake : The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814
by Robert Malcomson
Based almost exclusively on primary sources and impeccable in its scholarship, this heavily illustrated book is the first full-length study of the battle during the War of 1812. The absorbing narrative features not only sea battles and raids, but shipwrecks, chases, and blockades, as well as the treacheries of egotists and the bravery of heroes. The Publisher
Hardcover - 432 pages (March )
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557505322

The Lively Lady
by Kenneth Lewis Roberts

The Naval War of 1812
by Theodore Roosevelt
Published when Theodore Roosevelt was only twenty-three years old, The Naval War of 1812 was immediately hailed as a literary and scholarly triumph, and it is still considered the definitive book on the subject. It caused considerable controversy for its bold refutation of earlier accounts of the war, but its brilliant analysis and balanced tone left critics floundering, changed the course of U.S. military history by renewing interest in our obsolete forces, and set the young author and political hopeful on a path to greatness. Roosevelt's inimitable style and robust narrative make The Naval War of 1812 enthralling, illuminating, and utterly essential to every armchair historian.
Paperback - 560 pages Reprint edition
Modern Library; ISBN: 0375754199
Niagara 1814: America Invades Canada
by Richard V. Barbuto
Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie
by Gerard T. Altoff
Paperback - 99 pages (May 7, )
The Perry Group; ISBN: 1887794034
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A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813
(Bluejacket Paperback Series)
by David Curtis Skaggs, et al
Book Description: The Battle of Lake Erie on 10 September 1813 is considered by many to be the most important naval confrontation of the War of 1812. Made famous by the American fleet commander Oliver Hazard Perry's comment, "We have met the enemy and they are ours," the battle marked the U.S. Navy's first successful fleet action and was one of the rare occasions when the Royal Navy surrendered an entire squadron. This book draws on British, Canadian, and American documents to offer a totally impartial analysis of all sides of the struggle to control the lake. New diagrams of the battle are included that reflect the authors' modification of traditional positions of various vessels. The book also evaluates the strategic background and tactical conduct of the British and the Americans and the command leadership exercised by Perry and his British opponent, Commander Robert H. Barclay. Not since James Fenimore Cooper's 1843 book on the subject has the battle been examined in such detail, and not since Alfred Thayer Mahan's 1905 study of the war has there been such a significant reinterpretation of the engagement. First published in hardcover in 1997, the book is the winner of the North American Society for Oceanic History's John Lyman Book Award.
Paperback - 264 pages (May 15, )
Naval Institute Press; ISBN: 1557508925
Splintering the Wooden Wall: The British Blockade of the United States, 1812-1815
by Wade G. Dudley
Hardcover from United States Naval Inst.

Struggle for the Gulf Borderlands: The Creek War and the Battle of New Orleans, 1812-1815
by Frank Lawrence, Jr. Owsley
Paperback from Univ of Alabama Pr (Txt)

The USS Constitution's Finest Fight, 1815: The Journal of Acting Chaplain Assheton Humphreys, US Navy
by Asheton Y. Humphreys, Tyrone G. Martin
Hardcover from Nautical & Aviation Pub Co of Amer

Where Right and Glory Lead! The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814
by Donald E. Graves

The War of 1812
by Victor Suthren

The Eagle: An American Brig on Lake Champlain During the War of 1812
by Kevin James Crisman
Hardcover from New England Press
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The Cruise of the Essex; An Incident from the War of 1812.
by Irving. Werstein
Hardcover from MacRae Smith Co
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The Naval Chronicle: the Contemporary Record of the Royal Navy at War: 1810-1815, the Defeat of Napoleon and the American War of 1812 and Complete Index
by Nicholas Tracy
Paperback from Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd

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The Battle for Baltimore: 1814
by Joseph A. Whitehorne, Carleton Jones, Joseph W. A. Whitehorne
Hardcover from Nautical & Aviation Pub Co of Amer

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The Last Battle
by Leonard Patrick O'Connor Wibberley
Hardcover from Farrar Straus & Giroux (Juv)
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The Naval War of 1812 (Chatham Pictorial Histories)
by Robert Gardiner (Editor), National Maritime Museum
This volume illustrates all naval facets of the War of 1812 with contemporary sources from the British Maritime Museum and the archives of North America. It also includes a wealth of eyewitness material from diaries, journals, and sketchbooks of participants.
Hardcover (March )
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 155750654X
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