Summary

The United States emerged from the American Revolution still engaged in Old World politics. In particular, America faced all the trade restrictions of the British Navigation Acts. As a result, The United States declared war on Great Britain in 1812 and proceeded to invade Canada, one of Britain's possessions, an invasion which failed. At a cost of $80 million in national debt and of a single party assuming almost unchallenged power, the War of 1812 has been called "America's most unpopular war". America, born from a commitment to liberty and equality, seemed to betray its heritage for the sake of control. The United States at War is a collection of audio presentations that review the political, economic, and social forces that have erupted in military conflict, and examine how that conflict resolved, or failed to resolve, the forces that caused it.
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(P)1989 Carmichael and Carmichael, Inc. / Knowledge Products
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4 out of 5 stars
By steve on 24-04-10

An interesting listen

I really enjoyed this listen. Great narration and overall, Scott does a great job. I highly recommend this audiobook for anyone interested in learning more about a war the history classes don't spend too much time covering.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Captain D on 14-03-13

Will Greatly Enhance Understanding of War of 1812

What made the experience of listening to The War of 1812 the most enjoyable?

Hearing the voices of different historical figures speaking in authentic language

What did you like best about this story?

Background leading up to war

Which character – as performed by George C. Scott – was your favorite?

James Madison

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The Mysterious and Amazing War of 1812!

Any additional comments?

Excellent commentary on events leading up to and included in War of 1812. Voice of George C Scott was quite animated. But I would have appreciated more eyewitness stories from battles and opinions on military strategy

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