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Encyclopedia of the War of 1812

by Jeanne T. Heidler

The first comprehensive reference encyclopedia of the War of 1812, with authoritative authorship and fresh insights into this pivotal military event.

The Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 is the first complete reference encyclopedia for the War of 1812 and an invaluable resource for public libraries, universities, colleges, and high schools. The encyclopedia portrays important military, political, and diplomatic figures from John Quincy Adams to Castlereagh. Key battles, including the Battle of Tippecanoe and the sea battle of the U.S.S. Constitution v. H.M.S. Guerrière, are relived.

A short bibliography for each article provides guidance for more in depth exploration, making the Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 a useful tool for general readers and scholars alike. The editors cover approximately 500 topics and the entries are extensively cross referenced. The encyclopedia is also illustrated with photos from the Library of Congress. An impressive collection of contributors and prestigious scholars from the United States, Europe, and Canada offer fresh insights and perspectives to many aspects of a war that has enjoyed a rebirth of interest.