Canada on Fire
The War of 1812
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|Format:||Paperback, 208 pages|
|Other Information: ||25|
|Published In: ||Canada, 17 February 2011|
The summer of 1812 saw the beginning of one of the most brutal wars to take place on Canadian soil. With more than 1,600 people killed and a battlefront that extended from Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia to the Columbia River in what is now British Columbia, the war featured many brave men and women who fended off much larger American forces. Canada on Fire is an exciting account of the War of 1812 as told through the stories of the heroes who helped to defend Canada, people such as Mohawk chief John Norton, who led a small army into battle against the wishes of his tribe, and Red George Macdonnell, who spent the war defending the St. Lawrence River. With descriptions of the battle at Lundys Lane, the adventures of the Sea Wolves, and the antics of James Fitzgibbon and his Bloody Boys, Canada on Fire reveals the War of 1812 as it has seldom been seen.
Table of Contents
Prologue: A Road Trip, A Road Trip!: Manhattan, 2007; Go For Broke: Bracknell, England 2005; Put Up Your Dukes & Write!: New York City, 1940s; Ragged & Ecstatic Joy: Denver, 1940s; A Plank Where All the Angels Dove Off: San Francisco, 1940s-1960s; Rough and Hard and Extreme: Mexico, 1950s-1960s; Not Akin to Lustful Thoughts: Europe and Africa, 1950s-1960s; The Perfect Ecstasy: Lowell, 1920s to Present; Golden Ash, Blissful Emptiness: New England, 1890s-1960s; It Was Pure, in My Heart: New Jersey and New York, 1920s-1990s; Canada Was My Bosom of God: Quebec, 1950s-1960s and Early Years; Down into the Darks: Southern United States, 1940s-1960s; Everything is Ecstasy: Central United States, 1940s-1990s; Epilogue -- Five Million of Stars: Quebec and Toronto; Index.
About the Author
Jennifer Crump's work has appeared in magazines such as "Reader's Digest" and "Canadian Geographic." Her previous books include "Amazing Stories" and "Frommer's Toronto with Kids." She lives in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario.
"Overall one should be pleased that a more character developed book has been put forth on such an important mark in Canadian history. A young student's attention will benefit from it, increasing the teacher's ability to inform." - Resource Links, book review, June 2011 issue "Canada on Fire: The War of 1812 is a lively account of the conflict between Canada with a population of less than half a million and the United States with seven million told through the people who lived through it." - Toronto Star (Canada) Oct 9, 2011 "Well-researched and historically accurate." -- Canadian Materials magazine
|Publisher: ||Dundurn Group Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||20.0 x 20.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.38 kg)|