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MULTI-AUTHOR , The War of 1812: A Three-volume Regional Commemoration of the Bicentennial, 2012-14, Vol. 1, The Conflict Ignites

From the publishers:
"The Conflict Ignites is volume one of a three-part series of commemorative annuals.
Though often forgotten today, the War of 1812 profoundly impacted the United States, Canada and Native peoples on both sides of the border. Nowhere was the fighting more frequent or fierce than along the Niagara River.
[This book] examine[s] the conflict, its local impact, and why it deserves to be remembered 200 years later."

Table of Contents:
- Remembering a forgotten war, part one
A primer for 1812
by Douglas W. DeCroix
- The Surgeon's Art
Edward Walsh at Niagara
by Brian Leigh Dunnigan
- Salt Boats are a-comin'
The War of 1812 touches down in Chautauqua County
by Jacqueline Trace
- To alto the balance of power
Jesse Duncan Elliott and the Capture of the Detroit and the Caledonia
by C. Douglas Kobler
- Flawed Invasion
The Battle of Queenston Heights
by John W. Percy
- Major General Isaac Brock
The Saviour of Upper Canada
by Ron Dale
- Betsy Doyle
Hot shot heroine of the War of 1812
by Catherine Emerson
- John Norton
Six Nations war chief
by Ron Dale
- Finding 1812 in 2012
by Matthew Biddle
Western New York Heritage Press website
Also see Volume 2 in this collection: 1813, The Border in Flames

Place and publisher: Cheektowaga: Western New York Heritage Press

Date of publication: 2012

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