Titel: Historical Dictionary of the War of 1812
Autor/en: Robert Malcomson
SCARECROW PRESS INC
Januar 2006 - gebunden - 701 Seiten
Covers the period leading up to the war (1803-1812) and the events of the war itself (1812-1815), the chronology lays out the war. The dictionary includes more than 1,400 dictionary entries covering descriptions of engagements, explanations of weaponry, the compositions of regiments, major figures and a full list of key places, issues and terms. Also included are 21 photographs and 6 maps.
Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Reader's Note Part 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 5 Maps Part 6 Chronology Part 7 Introduction Part 8 THE DICTIONARY Part 9 Bibliography Part 10 About the Author
The late Robert Malcomson retired after 33 years as an elementary school teacher. He was a freelance research writer who specializes in the naval and military history of the War of 1812.
This work is extremely useful and highly recommended for all types and levels of libraries. American Reference Books Annual, vol. 38 (2007) ...a comprehensive, even-handed, and reliable introductory guide to the War of 1812. Even American readers with some specialized knowledge of the subject will find much of value in the volume, especially when they are seeking information about many of the Canadian aspects of the conflict. The Journal Of Military History Recommended. CHOICE ...a handy and useful reference guide to the war...well researched, finely presented and extremely useful...for those interested in this period or in the War of 1812, the Historical Dictionary of the War of 1812 is a necessary addition to your library. Canadian Defense Quarterly Malcomson's Dictionary will facilitate further inquiry into these understudied areas because it provides a worthy blueprint for understanding the War of 1812. International Journal Of Maritime History, Volume XVIII, No. 2 (December 2006) Although the War of 1812 has all but disappeared from American history, it involved controversial diplomatic maneuvering and exciting encounters on land and at sea, many of which are described in detail in this dictionary. Other entries cover political and military figures; ships and weaponry; and the roles of the British, Canadians, Native Americans, and the fledgling United States. Malcomson, a former elementary school teacher and writer specializing in the War of 1812, presents an overview of the war in his introduction and provides a chronology of significant events and an extensive bibliography. Reference and Research Book News This book will prove a useful addition to a series whose title suggests, alas, that its publishers will never have a difficulty in finding ideas for additional volumes. Reference Reviews, Vol. 21, No. 2 (2007) ...an indispensable reference work...The content reaches a high standard of quality and the book's layout is first-rate. The American Review Of Canadian Studies, Vol. 37, No. 2, Summer 2007 This dictionary is an essential scholarly reference of the War of 1812...a comprehensive and balanced treatment of the war...a powerful research tool of enduring value. H-War, July 2006