Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812

Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812

By: Colonel David Fitz-Enz (author)Hardback

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Often confused by advisors of little military talent, President James Madison put his trust, and that of the people, in the grasp of hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and a few good men. This is the story of the good, the bad, and the outrageous that held the future of the young nation in their hands and prevailed in spite of a twenty-one-ship navy and an amateur army, pitched at the greatest military machine of its time.

About Author

Colonel David Fitz-Enz, USA ret., served as a regular army officer for thirty years. He served two tours in Vietnam, one as a combat photographer and another as a paratrooper and aviator. He is the author of Old Ironsides: Eagle of the Sea; Redcoats Revenge; and Why a Soldier?. He lives near Lake Placid, New York.


Preface Acknowledgments Chronology of the War of 1812 Chapter 1: A Tale of Impressment, Isaac Hull, and William Hull Chapter 2: Andrew Jackson Chapter 3: Oliver Hazard Perry Chapter 4: William Henry Harrison, Chief Tecumseh, and Zachary Taylor Chapter 5: Henry Dearborn, Jacob Brown, and Winfield Scott Chapter 6: Alexander Macomb, and Thomas Macdonough Chapter 7: British Invasion, September 11, 1814; John Wool; and Benjamin Mooers Chapter 8: Battle of Plattsburgh & Lake Champlain Chapter 9: Charles Stewart and the Barbary Pirates Chapter 10: Stephen Decatur, James Barron, and John Rodgers Chapter 11: William Bainbridge, David Porter, and James Lawrence Chapter 12: William Winder and James Wilkinson Bibliography Index About the Author

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  • ISBN13: 9781589797000
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781589797000
  • weight: 726
  • ISBN10: 1589797000

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