Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence

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By the author of the acclaimed Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution, a gripping narrative that tells the story of the second and final war of independence that secured the nation's independence from Europe and established its claim to the entire continent.

The War of 1812 has been ignored or misunderstood. Union 1812 thrillingly illustrates why it must take its place as one of the defining moments in American history.
 

About A.J. Langguth

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A.J. Langguth covered the war in Vietnam for "The New York Times" & served as its Saigon Bureau Chief in 1965, returning again for the paper in 1968 & 1970. A professor of journalism in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, Jack is also the author of eight previous books, including "Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution." He lives in Los Angeles, California.
 
Published September 17, 2013 by Simon & Schuster. 496 pages
Genres: History, War, Business & Economics, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Langguth adds notes to the customary legends—finishing off Oliver Perry’s “We have met the enemy, and he is ours” message, pointing out Henry Clay and John Calhoun’s obsessive dislike for the English and most other people, and charting the careers of players who would move on from the war to do o...

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They present a tangled thicket of years, the run-up to the War of 1812 and the war itself, as seen by a major historian who happened to be the grandson of one of the participants.

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Langguth follows his popular Patriots with a fast-paced account of the War of 1812.

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