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  • 1812: War with America

    By Jon Latimer

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674025844
    • Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: September 2007
    In the first complete history of the War of 1812 written from a British perspective, Jon Latimer offers an authoritative & compelling account that places the conflict in its strategic context with the Napoleonic wars. The British viewed the War of 1812 as an ill-fated attempt by the young American republic to annex Canada. For British Canada, populated by many loyalists who had fled the American Revolution, this was a war for survival. The Americans aimed both to assert their nationhood on the global stage & to expand their territory northward & westward.
  • 1812: War with America

    By Jon Latimer

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674034778
    • Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    • Published: March 2010
    Listen to a short interview with Jon LatimerHost: Chris Gondek | Producer: Heron & CraneIn the first complete history of the War of 1812 written from a British perspective, Jon Latimer offers an authoritative and compelling account that places the conflict in its strategic context within the Napoleonic wars. The British viewed the War of 1812 as an ill-fated attempt by the young American republic to annex Canada. For British Canada, populated by many loyalists who had fled the American Revolution, this was a war for survival. The Americans aimed both to assert their nationhood on the global stage and to expand their territory northward and westward.Americans would later find in this war many iconic moments in their national story--the bombardment of Fort McHenry (the inspiration for Francis Scott Key's "Star Spangled Banner"); the Battle of Lake Erie; the burning of Washington; the death of Tecumseh; Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans--but their war of conquest was ultimately a failure. Even the issues of neutrality and impressment that had triggered the war were not resolved in the peace treaty. For Britain, the war was subsumed under a long conflict to stop Napoleon and to preserve the empire. The one lasting result of the war was in Canada, where the British victory eliminated the threat of American conquest, and set Canadians on the road toward confederation.Latimer describes events not merely through the eyes of generals, admirals, and politicians but through those of the soldiers, sailors, and ordinary people who were directly affected. Drawing on personal letters, diaries, and memoirs, he crafts an intimate narrative that marches the reader into the heat of battle.
  • Alamein

    By Jon Latimer

    Our Price: $26.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674013766
    • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
    • Published: March 2004
  • Buccaneers of the Caribbean: How Piracy Forged an Empire

    By Jon Latimer

    Our Price: $29.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674034037
    • Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: June 2009
    During the 17th century, sea raiders known as buccaneers controlled the Caribbean. Buccaneers were not pirates but privateers, licensed to attack the Spanish by the governments of England, France, & Holland. This book charts the exploits of these men who followed few rules as they forged new empires. Drawing on letters, diaries, & memoirs of such figures as William Dampier, Sieur Raveneau de Lussan, Alexander Oliver Exquemelin, & Basil Ringrose, it portrays a world of madcap adventurers, daredevil seafarers, & dangerous rogues.
  • Tobruk 1941: Rommel's opening move (Campaign 80)

    By Jon Latimer

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781841760926
    • Publisher: Osprey Publishing Ltd.
    • Published: January 2001
    In March 1941, with Wavell's British troops having routed the Italians from Cyrenaica, General Erwin Rommel arrived in Tripoli to command the Deutsches Afrikakorps. Over the next two years the Afrikakorps and its commander would become legendary. In his first offensive, Rommel swept across the desert, driving the British back to the Egyptian frontier and capturing much of the 2nd Armoured Division in the process. One thorn remained in his side - the vital port of Tobruk continued to resist. If it could hold out Rommel's offensive might be halted. Wavell instructed General Morshead and his garrison of 30,000 determined Australians to hold at all cost. The scene was set for one of the epic struggles of the desert war.

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