One of the most controversial battles of the War of 1812 Experts still argue over who won This account of the desparate battle that took place in sight of Niagara Falls has become a military history classic The author narrates the events in detail while providing an examination of the weapons, tactics and personalities of the opposing armies Fair tretment of both sides in the Lundy s Lane encounter should earn this book a definitive treatment for years to come David Skaggs, Journal of the Early American Republic....
|Title||:||Where Right and Glory Lead! The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814|
|Publisher||:||Robin Brass Studio, Inc 1 edition March 15, 1997|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|File Size||:||873 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Where Right and Glory Lead! The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814 Reviews
Having recently read several books on the War of 1812, I turned for a book on my favourite battle of the war: Lundy's Lane. I have read Donald Graves book before, and this is his best. Lundy's Lane was fought the night of July 25, 1814, near Niagara Falls. It was the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812. Neither side won the battle. There are several good maps and four chapters that cover the battle. This is the definitive book of the battle of Lundy's Lane. I visited the battlefield in 2012 and it was rather disappointing-It was in the middle of a city and it was almost impossible to visualise the battlefield in 1814. Anyone who has an interest in the War of 1812 should get this book.
This is an excellent study on the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812. For many years little was known about the series of battles fought along the Niagara Frontier in 1814. This book helps to correct that gap. A companion volume to the author's earlier title on the Battle of Chippewa, here again many myths are corrected.
The materiel was nicely presented from the Canadian/British point of view. I had a particularly hard time sorting out all of the different military units that were introduced as if I knew what and who they were..
Another great bok by Mr. Graves...very detailed information and well written...excellent buy!
I enjoyed it very much. Since I had an ancestor involved in the battle, it was especially interesting for me.
Donald Graves is the authority on the campaigns on the Niagara frontier during the War of 1812. Of his three five books on the period and campaigns, this is the best one. It tells the story of a fight that was one of the fiercest fought on the North American continent, even though the numbers on both sides were very small. One British officer who participated, and who had experienced wwarfare in Europe during the period, said it was the hardest, most savage fight he had ever been in. Both sides literally shot each other to pieces, ending in darkness, confusion, and a very unsatisfying draw.
I would not recommend this book for anyone who has only a passing interest in the war of 1812, but for those who already know of the rudiments of the war and desire a more indepth analysis, then this book is fantastic. Graves leaves nothing to be guessed at. The narration is in great detail, almost to the point of being cumbersome, but in the end, it is all worth it.
Graves knows his stuff and if you like military history, you will want to read this book. His research is impeccable and his writing style makes it seem as though you were reading a very historically accurate novel. The War of 1812 has been long neglected by historians and this, one of the largest and blodiest battles, is almost unknown despite taking place practically on top of Niagra Falls, Ont. This book corrects the situation and will certainly be the definitive work for years to come.