The American War 1812–14 (Men-at-Arms #226) (Paperback)

The American War 1812–14 (Men-at-Arms #226) By Philip Katcher, Bryan Fosten (Illustrator) Cover Image

The American War 1812–14 (Men-at-Arms #226) (Paperback)

By Philip Katcher, Bryan Fosten (Illustrator)
Typically the United States is said to have declared war on Great Britain in 1812 because of the Royal Navy's impressment of American seamen and the British desire to create an Indian buffer state. An Englishman William Cobbett, described the real cause of the conflict: 'There seemed to be wanting just such a war as this to complete the separation of England from America; and to make the latter feel that she had no safety against the former but in the arms of her free citizens.' Regardless of the reasons, however, on 4 June 1812, U.S.President James Madison, asked Congress to declare war.
Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents involved in the film industry. He was educated at the University of Maryland and served in the US Army in Vietnam. He has also been an active participant in living history activities, especially in the 18th and 19th century periods. He has written a number of books on various periods of US military history and presently is editor/publisher of Military Images Magazine.
Product Details ISBN: 9780850451979
ISBN-10: 0850451973
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: November 22nd, 1990
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms