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Union 1812 - The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence

A. J. Langguth

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Genres:

History

Description:

A gripping narrative of the second and final war of independence that secured the nation's permanence and established its claim to the entire continent, by the author of the enormously successful and acclaimed Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution. This dramatic account of the War of 1812 fills a surprising gap in the popular literature of the nation's formative years. It is this war, followed closely on the War of Independence, that established the young nation as a permanent power and proved its claim to Manifest Destiny. Full of fascinating characters-Presidents Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, James Madison, James Monroe, and the future President Andrew Jackson, as well as Dolley Madison, Sam Houston, the great Indian chieftain Tecumseh, Francis Scott Key, Davey Crockett, and Oliver Perry, among others-Langguth's riveting account covers a vast panorama of battles, from the American sacking of Toronto and the British burning of the White House and the Capitol, to the thrilling war at sea and on the Great Lakes and the final spectacular American victory at New Orleans. Union 1812 will take its place on the history shelf of essential books on the young nation, alongside Langguth's Patriots.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

13h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

47:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:07:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

44:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

39:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

59:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

53:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:01:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:27