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PDF õ BOOK Flames Across the Border 1813 1814 FREE ½ [Reading] ➸ Flames Across the Border 1813 1814 Author Pierre Berton – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The Canada–US border was in flames as the War of 1812 continued York's parliament buildings were on fire Niagara on the Lake burned to the ground and Buffalo lay in ashWhere men fought and died Pierre Berton skilfully captures the courage determination and terror of the universal soldier giving new dimension and fresh perspective to this early conflict between the two emerging nations of North America With this year being the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and next year the same anniversary of the Battle of York Toronto I thought it would be a good idea to brush up on my history Berton's book is written from a uniuely Canadian perspective and doesn't pull any punches when assessing the personalities of the key players and how their decisions or indecisiveness took them through 3 years of a very bloody war that defined the future relationship between Canada and the USA but in and of itself ended in a stalemate I liked the way the author combined the experiences of the Generals with those of Privates and citizens on all sides AmericanBritishCanadian and Native AmericanCanadian I also appreciated his insight into the contributions of the Native AmericansCanadians and their influence on and during the events

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To the torch The War of 1812 had become one of the nineteenth century's bloodiest strugglesFlames Across the Border is a compelling evocation of war at its most primeval level the muddy fields the frozen forests and the ominous waters It amazes me that I had so little knowledge of this war I'd heard the names of the battles before I knew some of the names ie Laura Secord Issac Brock Tecumseh and a bunch on the American side I knew that the White House had been burned down but not much apart from that Pierre Berton has changed that Now I have an eyewitness's view of the war at least the border war portion and of the peace negotiations As horrible as the destruction of Newark Buffalo Port Dover and Washington were I can't help feeling even worse about the happenings in Ghent The British eager to wrap up this colonial side excursion after putting the Napoleon problem to bed decided to settle for status uo ante despite their promises to the First Nations Perhaps had Tecumseh and Issac Brock still been alive they would have pushed harder and had a better tactical position from which to do so It's interesting to speculate what the map would have looked like in that case probably 4 or 5 countries to our south instead of one

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Flames Across the Border 1813 1814The Canada–US border was in flames as the War of 1812 continued York's parliament buildings were on fire Niagara on the Lake burned to the ground and Buffalo lay in ashes Even the American capital of Washington far to the south was put This book is hot right now since it is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 but Berton who is usually right on kind of missed the boat with his you are there approach to jazzing up history I hate jazzed up history and the General So and So scratched his nose while looking across the river at the American troops kind of stuff I mean how the hell does Berton know that? He should have written it as fiction not history I admire Berton overall however and am also reading concurrently with this one a book long out of print called Voices of the '60s based on interviews he did in Toronto with people like Malcom X and Lenny Bruce among others