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The Invasion of Canada

By Pierre Berton
  • ISBN Code: : 0385673604
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : History
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To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed to be "a mere matter of marching," as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted. How could a nation of 8 million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. In this remarkable account of the war's first year and the events that led up to it, Pierre Berton transforms history into an engrossing narrative that reads like a fast-paced novel. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war — the common soldiers as well as the generals, the bureaucrats and the profiteers, the traitors and the loyalists. Berton believes that if there had been no war, most of Ontario would probably be American today; and if the war had been lost by the British, all of Canada would now be part of the United States. But the War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours.

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  • Pdf File: defender-of-canada.pdf

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When war broke out between Great Britain and the United States in 1812, Sir George Prevost, captain general and governor in chief of British North America, was responsible for defending a group of North American colonies that stretched as far as the distance from Paris to Moscow. He also commanded one of the largest British overseas forces during the Napoleonic Wars. Defender of Canada, the first book-length examination of Prevost’s career, offers a reinterpretation of the general’s military leadership in the War of 1812. Historian John R. Grodzinski shows that Prevost deserves far greater credit for the successful defense of Canada than he has heretofore received. Earlier accounts portrayed Prevost as overly cautious and attributed the preservation of Canada to other officers, but Grodzinski challenges these assumptions and restores the general to his rightful place as British North America’s key military figure during the War of 1812. Grodzinski shows that Prevost’s strategic insight enabled him to enact a practicable defense despite scarce resources and to ably integrate naval power into his defensive plans. Prevost’s range of responsibilities in British North America were daunting. They included overseeing joint endeavors with Indian allies, managing logistical matters, monitoring naval construction and personnel needs, supervising colonial governments, and commanding the defense of Canada. Tasked with protecting an extensive and complex territory, Prevost employed a mix of soldiers, sailors, locally raised forces, and indigenous people in taking advantage of the American military’s weaknesses to defeat most of its plans. Following his recall to Britain in 1815 after the defeat at the Battle of Plattsburgh, Prevost would have been court-martialed had he not died unexpectedly. In carefully examining the charges leveled against Prevost, Grodzinski shows the general to have preserved the integrity of Canada, allowing diplomats to ensure its continued existence.

American Invasions: Canada to Afghanistan, 1775 to 2010

By Rocky M. Mirza Ph.D
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1466956887
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : History
  • Members : 253
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American Invasions: Canada to Afghanistan, 1775 to 2010 is a thought-provoking analysis of the reasons for American invasions and warmongering over the last two centuries. Contrary to the views expressed by the Western media and Western historians the American Empire is not a force for the promotion of free thinking and democracy but instead a force for imperial conquests and imposed dictatorships through the use of a military-industrial complex, fed by the American Empire outspending the rest of the world combined, on weapons of mass destruction. The American Empire has used and will continue to use the most sophisticated weapons, from nuclear bombs to bunker-busting bombs to land mines to chemical and biological weapons, on defenseless men, women, and children to feed its insatiable appetite for warmongering and imperial expansion. It combines military bases around the world with military prisons used for torture and extraction of information. Its navy patrols every corner of the globe, and its planes can rain down bombs from the heavens on every civilian on the planet.

The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812

By Anthony J. Yanik
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  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Book Code : 9780814335956
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : History
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: the-fall-and-recapture-of-detroit-in-the-war-of-1812.pdf

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Details the first major U.S. setback in the War of 1812 and analyzes the background and aftermath of Hull’s surrender.

The Republic of Canada Almost

By Patrick Richard Carstens
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1479749176
  • Total of Pages : 421
  • Category : History
  • Members : 607
  • Pdf File: the-republic-of-canada-almost.pdf

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The history of Canada since post War of 1812 to Confederation in 1867, is an interesting chapter and not a well known part of our history. The provinces of Quebec and Ontario were ruled by non elected powers who controlled the governments. In Lower Canada (Quebec) it was the Chateau Clique, and in Upper Canada it was the Family Compact, who provided the fuel for the Rebellions of 1837-38. To fi nd the stories behind the story, we started searching for roadside markers, historical plaques, monuments, cemeteries and the tombstones to the fallen, the battlefi elds, and those who fought and those who were key players in the rebellion. We are telling readers why Canada was Almost! The Republic of Canada and why the Americans who fought and those who lost their lives fi ghting to add the Canadas to the United States of America.

Red Coats & Grey Jackets

By Donald E. Graves
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459713591
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : History
  • Members : 672
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"... the definitive analysis of the battle of Chippawa. Donald Graves establishes its historical background, describes the opposing armies, brings them into battle, and assesses the results, without wasting a word yet his account of the battle combines high colour and exact detail. You find yourself alternately in the generals’ boots and the privates’ brogans, in all the smoke, shock and uproar of a short-range, stand-up fire fight." - John Elting, author of Swords Around a Throne: Napoleon’s Grande Armee

Juno Beach

By Mark Zuehlke
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  • Publisher : D & M Publishers
  • Book Code : 9781926685700
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 962
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On June 6, 1944 the greatest armada in history stood off Normandy and the largest amphibious invasion ever began as 107,000 men aboard 6,000 ships pressed toward the coast. Among this number were 18,000 Canadians, who were to land on a five-mile long stretch of rocky ledges fronted by a wide expanse of sand. Code named Juno Beach. Here, sheltered inside concrete bunkers and deep trenches, hundreds of German soldiers waited to strike the first assault wave with some ninety 88-millimetre guns, fifty mortars, and four hundred machineguns. A four-foot-high sea wall ran across the breadth of the beach and extending from it into the surf itself were ranks of tangled barbed wire, tank and vessel obstacles, and a maze of mines. Of the five Allied forces landing that day, they were scheduled to be the last to reach the sand. Juno was also the most exposed beach, their day’s objectives eleven miles inland were farther away than any others, and the opposition awaiting them was believed greater than that facing any other force. At battle's end one out of every six Canadians in the invasion force was either dead or wounded. Yet their grip on Juno Beach was firm.

The European Invasion of North America: Colonial Conflict Along the Hudson-Champlain Corridor, 1609–1760

By Michael G Laramie
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313397384
  • Total of Pages : 567
  • Category : History
  • Members : 316
  • Pdf File: the-european-invasion-of-north-america.pdf

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This comprehensive resource follows the pivotal and often overlooked efforts of the Iroquois Confederacy, the Dutch, the French, and the English colonies to control the strategic waterways of the Hudson-Champlain corridor from their discovery to the fall of New France. • 39 chronologically organized chapters ranging from the founding of New France to the conclusion of the French and Indian War 150 years later • 300 primary sources, including letters, journal entries, official diplomatic and military correspondence, and other firsthand accounts • Biographical sketches of key figures, including Stuyvesant, Frontenac, Shirley, Vaudreuil, Loudoun, Montcalm, and Amherst • 30 maps and illustrations showing the principal figures, and the changing boundaries and the progress of major armed conflicts in the Champlain-Hudson Valleys • A comprehensive index

An Historical Atlas of Canada

By Lawrence J. Burpee
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : History
  • Members : 737
  • Pdf File: an-historical-atlas-of-canada.pdf

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"An Historical Atlas of Canada" by Lawrence J. Burpee. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.