Begun in ignorance of the military reality, the War of 1812 was
our "most unmilitary war," fought catch-as-catch-can with raw
troops, incompetent officers, and appallingly inadequate logistics.
American soil was invaded along three frontiers, thte nation's
capital was occupied and burned, and the secession of the New
England states loomed as a possibility. In Amateurs, to Arms
distinguished military historian Colonel John R. Elting shows how
the young republic fought and almost lost its "Second War for
Independence," and how it was saved by the handful of amateur
soldiers and sailors who survived, masters their deadly new
professions, and somehow battled Great Britain to a standstill
along our wilderness borders and on the high seas.
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John R. Elting
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