Good but with problems
If you do not already know something about the War of 1812, I cannot recommend this book for your reading pleasure. Why not? The author, David Nevin, goes into the story without much of an explanation of who the characters are and just assumes you know who they are. I would have recommended a small two to three page introduction that laid out the issues of the day and something about the personalities of the day as well.
|Dolley Madison (1768-1849)|
However, the book is saved by his descriptions of the battles. They are very well done.
If you don't know your War of 1812, be sure to keep your computer handy so you can check the 'net to learn the background material to the things Nevin is referring to.
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: 1812.
Reviewed on December 7, 2007.