Tecumseh & Brock: The War of 1812

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House of Anansi, 2012 - History - 355 pages
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A political scientist, scholar and the best-selling author of Stalking the Elephant: My Discover of America describes the War of 1812 and discusses the strange alliance of a Shawnee chieftain and an English Major-General.
 

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Contents

Two Wars in One
1
Tecumseh the Shooting Star
7
A Warriors Odyssey
29
A New Power
45
Isaac Brock and the Defence ofthe Canadas
61
Showdown
77
The Prophet
95
Brock on the Eve of War
109
Tecumsehs Last Days
195
The Creek War
211
Out ofthe Furnace of War an Upper Canadian Identity
229
Bloody Niagara
247
Rockets Red Glare
257
American Victories at Lake Champlain and New Orleans
279
The Treaty of Ghent
293
Two Mysteries
297

The United States Declares War on Great Britain
123
Two Warriors
143
The Capture of Fort Detroit
149
Death of the General
163
York in Flames
179
Notes
303
SelectBibliography
329
Acknowledgements
341
Index
343
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James Laxer is the bestselling and award-winning author of nineteen books, including Stalking the Elephant: My Discovery of America (published by the New Press in New York as Discovering America) and The Border: Canada, the U.S. and Dispatches from the Forty-ninth Parallel. A professor of political science at York University in Toronto and one of Canada's leading political thinkers, Laxer is frequently consulted for commentary on current national and global issues by the media. He lives in Toronto.

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