The Naval War of 1812 -::- Edited by Robert Gardiner lands on the shelves of my shop.
London: Caxton Editions in association with the National Maritime Museum, 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; List of sources;
From the cover: Regarded by many at the time as an unnecessary conflict, the War of 1812 was provoked by mutual misunderstandings and prosecuted without conviction on either side. It was also a war of surprises: the hitherto omnipotent Royal Navy suffered a series of humiliating losses at sea, while the American invasion of Canada, regarded as merely a matter of marching, was defeated by a makeshift force of colonial militia, native Indians and a handful of regulars. But in almost every aspect, it was a naval war, even the Canadian campaign or the burning of Washington depending entirely on sea power.
The United Sates went …
In the Caxton Pictorial Histories series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Matching Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Index. 11¾” x 10″.