2012 marks the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and Fireship Press would like to recommend to our readers stopping by the Navy's War of 1812 website to learn more about the events planned across the country to remember this event in American history during 2012-2015. The website features a wide range of informational sources including the feature 200 Years Ago Today, which offers an account of daily events for the years of the war. To help prepare our readers for these celebrations we offer our titles on the War of 1812 -- from contemporary authors to classic historians of the event.
Kenneth Leland, 1812 The Land Between Flowing Waters:
Four families struggling to survive in the time of the 1812 war. The
Benjamins found freedom from slavery in Upper Canada and now, must
defend their new homeland from impending American invasion. The Babcocks
are pacifist Quakers
who have found a place of peace, security and tolerance in the British
province, yet they too are threatened as the war begins to flow around
them. For Kshiwe, Kmonokwe and their children, 1812 is just
another season of fear among First Nations people facing extinction. In
the shadows of Tecumseh and Brock, all join in the fight to survive.
Steven Maffeo, The Perfect Wreck-- Old Ironsides and HMS Java: A Story of 1812: December 29, 1812 - The date of one of the most dramatic sea battles in naval history. HMS "Java" and the USS "Constitution" (the famous "Old Ironsides") face off in the War of 1812's most spectacular blue-water frigate action. Their separate stories begin in August 1812 -- one in England and the other in New England. Then, the tension and suspense rise, week-by-week, as the ships cruise the Atlantic, slowly and inevitably coming together for the final life-and-death climax.