The War of 1812: A Three-volume Regional Commemoration of the Bicentennial, 2012-14, Vol. 2, 1813: The Border in Flames
From the publishers:
"In the second volume, readers will find contributions from Erie County historian Douglas Kohler and Anne Conable of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, as well as internationally recognized authorities like DeCroix; Jim Hill, superintendent of heritage for the Niagara Parks Commission; Richard Barbuto, professor and deputy director of the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; and Donald E. Graves, one of Canada's best known military historians.
Like Western New York Heritage magazine, this publication features a mix of [...] histories and [...] artwork and images. The series examines the war, its impact on [the] region and why it deserves to be remembered 200 years later.
Some stories in Volume 2 include an explanation of period military tactics and uniforms; an examination of Western New York's role in the “Star Spangled Banner” story; and biographies on Canadian heroine Laura Secord and Seth Grosvenor, who arrived in the Queen City in 1813 and left his mark as benefactor of Buffalo's Grosvenor Library."
The War of 1812: A Three-volume Regional Commemoration of the Bicentennial, 2012-14, Vol. 1, 1812: The Conflict Ignites
Place and publisher: Cheektowaga: Western New York Heritage Press
Date of publication: 2013
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".. When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two, and the matriarch of Royal Europe, through the marriages of her children. To many, Queen Victoria is a ruler shrouded in myth and mystique - an aging, stiff widow, paraded as the figurehead to an all-male imperial enterprise. But in truth, Britain's longest reigning monarch was one of the most passionate, expressive, humorous and unconventional women who ever lived, and the story of her life continues to fascinate.
A. N. Wilson's exhaustively researched and definitive biography includes a wealth of new material from previously unseen sources, to show us Queen Victoria as she's never been seen before. It explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria's coronation, her strange and isolated childhood, her passionate marriage, Prince Albert's pivotal influence, her widowhood and subsequent intimate friendship with John Brown, set against the backdrop of this momentous epoch in Britain - and Europe's - history. Victoria is a towering achievement; a masterpiece of biography by a writer at the height of his powers..."
Place and publisher: London: Penguin
Date of publication: 2014
Number of pages: 624
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