The American War, 1812-14
By (author) Philip Katcher
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American War, 1812-14 by Philip Katcher
Book DescriptionTypically the United States is said to have declared war on Great Britain in 1812 because of the Royal Navy's impressment of American seamen and the British desire to create an Indian buffer state. An Englishman William Cobbett, described the real cause of the conflict: 'There seemed to be wanting just such a war as this to complete the separation of England from America; and to make the latter feel that she had no safety against the former but in the arms of her free citizens.' Regardless of the reasons, however, on 4 June 1812, U.S.President James Madison, asked Congress to declare war.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780850451979
(250mm x 185mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 22-Nov-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philip Katcher
American Civil War, Hardback (January 2007)
A history of the American Civil War
American Civil War Commanders, Paperback (September 2003)
An exploration of some of the leading commanders of the American Civil War. It outlines the careers and characters - and illustrates the appearance in their uniforms - of famous Confederate commanders who fought in the Western theatre of operations, including Beauregard and Cheatham.
Sharpshooters of the American Civil War 1861-1865, Paperback (October 2002)
Sharpshooters were highly trained marksmen who served in a front-line role in the American Civil War. This title examines the recruitment, training, tactics and deployment of sharpshooters from both sides of the conflict. It also takes a close look at their specialized personal weaponry.
Confederate Cavalryman, Paperback (June 2002)» View all books by Philip Katcher
This title looks at how the men of the Confederate cavalry were recruited, trained, lived and fought. Both routine and campaign life are covered, as well as the weapons and equipment that served them in their combat roles. Key encounters such as the 1863 clash at Brandy Station are also covered.
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Author Biography - Philip Katcher
Philip Katcher lives and works in Pennsylvania USA, and has written over 20 titles in the Men-at-Arms Series including the highly successful five-volume set on Armies of the American Civil War.
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