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BOOK - A Very Brilliant Affair, The Battle of Queenston Heights, 1812. . .
By Robert Malcomson.

"His Majesty's arms gained a complete victory over those of the United States yesterday in a very brilliant affair." As summer turned to fall in 1812, two armies watched each other warily across the turbulent Niagara River that formed the border between the United States and British Canada. On the American side regular soldiers and state militia trained under the inexperienced, politically-appointed General Stephen Van Rensselaer, while on the British side General Isaac Brock worried about defending his long frontier with a meagre force of regulars and militia and a group of native warriors about whom he held serious doubts.

This is, surprisingly, the first full-length study of the Battle of Queenston Heights. We see the American government stumble into war and send a weakly supplied force to invade across the Niagara River. We follow the battle through the eyes of participants: Jared Willson wonders if he is going to become "a cold Yankee," and the Canadian Archie McLean ignores orders by running to the fight with his friend John Beverley Robinson.

Winfield Scott strides across the field "in full dress Chapeau and plume," and John Norton exhorts his warriors with "Come forward whoever hold a manly heart!" Artillery Captain William Holcroft retakes Queenston and writes, "His Majesty's arms gained a complete victory over those of the United States yesterday in a very brilliant affair."

The battle was a sharp lesson for the young U.S. Army and its political masters in Washington and a critical morale booster in Upper Canada. The death of Brock led to an outpouring of grief among Canadians and an impressive monument was raised in his name.

This new look at the battle tackles many of the myths that have grown over the years. Was Brock the hero of the day? Was this a victory for the Canadian militia? Were the oft-maligned New York militia responsible for their army's defeat? What was the role of the native allies of the British? Could the American invading force have won?

Robert Malcomson's exciting and readable account will add a new level of appreciation for the drama and significance of the War of 1812.

The author :

Robert Malcomson is a leading expert on the War of 1812. Reviewers of his Lords of the Lake: The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814 described it as "a first-class piece of work" (Canadian Historical Review) and wrote, "Nowhere else will readers find a more precise account of the struggle to gain mastery of these waters" (Northern Mariner). Warships of the Great Lakes: 1754-1834 was called "the standard work on the warships of the Great Lakes" (The Mariner's Mirror) and "a definitive work of scholarship and a triumph of nautical research" (Ships Telegraph). The North American Society for Oceanic History presented a John Lyman Award to each book.

With his brother, he co-authored HMS Detroit: The Battle for Lake Erie and he has written several monographs, including The Battle of Queenston Heights and Burying General Brock: A History of Brock's Monuments for the Friends of Fort George. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians and Collectors and is on the board of The Journal of the War of 1812. His articles have appeared in journals and popular magazines and newspapers in Canada, the United States and Britain. He lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.

The jacket illustration:

Peter Rindlisbacher's jacket painting, Attack At Hamilton Cove, depicts Lieutenant Colonel John Fenwick leading a wave of invaders against the British at Queenston. Peter Rindlisbacher is a marine and historical

    "Robert Malcomson's new study on the most significant battle in the first year of the War of 1812 is a fine piece of work. Having demonstrated his virtuosity as a naval historian in a host of earlier works, Malcomson now shows that he is equally adept at handling the land battles. This important book should be read by anyone interested in the War of 1812." Donald R. Hickey, author

    "Malcomson presents fresh material in his detailed study of the battle of Queenston Heights ­ one of the most crucial clashes of the War of 1812. Based on meticulous and wide-ranging research, his book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the causes, course and outcome of that battle." Wesley Turner, author

    "The battle of Queenston Heights has acquired mythological status in Canada and has been just as studiously ignored in the United States. Robert Malcomson provides a long-needed study of this famous engagement which scrapes away the barnacles of mythology that have attached themselves to it in the nearly two centuries since it was fought. This is a balanced, in-depth and extremely readable account of one of the most important military actions of a forgotten war that will appeal to both specialist and general readers alike." Donald E. Graves, author
  • 352 pages
  • 6 x 9 inches
  • hardcover with dustjacket
  • Illustrated with photographs and archival illustrations
  • Maps by Christopher Johnson
  • Appendices
  • glossary
  • endnotes
  • bibliography
  • index
  • ISBN 1-896941-33-8 (Canada)

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    By Glenn Stott and Carol Hall
    Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2011
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    BOOK - Life and Times of Major General Sir Issac Brock, K. B.
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    BOOK - The Battle of Fort George - 27th May, 1813    [War of 1812 at Niagara]
    By Lieut-Colonel E. Cruikshank
    Originally published by Niagara Historical Society, Welland, 1912
    This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2014

    The Battle of Fort George - 27th May, 1813 was originally published in 1912 by the Niagara Historical Society. Lieut-Colonel Cruikshank begins by providing an historical sketch of the settlement and development of Niagara from the time of settlement up to the beginning of the War of 1812. He continues with an account of the start of hostilities and the evolution of those hostilities into the Battle of Fort George at Niagara-on-the-Lake. The battle took place on May 27, 1813. Cruikshank concludes the book with a detailed description of the losses of men and officers on both the British and American sides. He mentions officers that were lost and wounded by name -- men and militia regulars losses are listed number lost by unit. ISBN 978-1-77240-003-8     More information
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    New Index by Brenda Young [2009]
    Originally published by Tribune-Telegraph Press, Welland, 1923
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    BOOK - Sketches Illustrating The Early Settlement and History of Glengarry in Canada
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    BOOK - The Centenary Celebration of the Battle of Lundy's Lane July 25, 1914
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    Originally published by Lundy's Lane Historical Society, Niagara Falls, 1919
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    In early July 1814 an American invasion force crossed the Niagara River and captured Fort Erie, then advanced north. On 25 July 1814 British forces took up a defensive position at Lundy’s Lane. The resulting battle cost 255 their lives, and more than 1,400 were wounded or missing. The American forces were driven from their postions late in the night with the British forces taking over the feild by the next morning. This book discusses the battle and the celebrations of the centenary of the battle that took place in the summer of 1914. ISBN: 978-1-77240-036-6     More information
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    BOOK - Greater Evils, The War of 1812 in Southwestern Ontario (Revised Edition 2012)
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    BOOK - York's Sacrifice, Militia Casualties of the War of 1812 [Ontario]
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    BOOK - New Brunswick and the Navy: Four Hundred Years
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    BOOK - Trimming Yankee Sails: Pirates and Privateers of New Brunswick
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    BOOK - The Glengarry Light Infantry, 1812-1816, who were they and what did they do in the war? [Revised & Updated Edition]
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    BOOK - A Matter of Honour: The Life, Campaigns and Generalship of Isaac Brock
    By Jonathon Riley. Foreword by Donald E. Graves
    Published by Robin Brass Studio. Montreal, 2011
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    BOOK - Strange Fatality, The Battle of Stoney Creek, 1813
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    BOOK - Capitol in Flames, The American Attack on York, 1813 [Toronto]
    By Robert Malcolmson
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    BOOK - In The Midst of Alarms, The Untold Story of the Women and the War of 1812
    By Dianne Graves
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    BOOK - Don't Give Up The Ship, Myths of the War of 1812
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    BOOK - A Very Brilliant Affair, The Battle of Queenston Heights, 1812. This new look at the battle tackles many of the myths that have grown over the years. Was Brock the hero of the day? Was this a victory for the Canadian militia? Were the oft-maligned New York militia responsible for their army's defeat? What was the role of the native allies of the British? Could the American invading force have won? Robert Malcomson's exciting and readable account will add a new level of appreciation for the drama and significance of the War of 1812. More Information.

    BOOK - Tecumseh's Bones, A historical mystery about the deception behind the death, burial, and legacy of the great Shawnee chief, Tecumseh.
    By Guy St-Denis
    Chief Tecumseh's death at the Battle of the Thames marked a turning point in the Anglo-American War of 1812. It was also the beginning of a mystery: the mutilation of Native corpses thwarted American attempts to identify Tecumseh's remains, giving rise to the belief that his body had been secretly recovered by his warriors. Tecumseh's Bones teases fact from fiction in the myths and legends surrounding the great chief's burial. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, most of which has never been published, Tecumseh's Bones will fascinate history buffs, historians, and mystery lovers. More information

    BOOK - Lords of the Lake - The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814 By: Robert Malcomson  Of all the struggles that took place along the border between the United States and the British provinces in Canada during the War of 1812, the one that lasted the longest was the battle for control of Lake Ontario. Lords of the Lake is the first full-length study of this aspect of the War of 1812. More Information

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    BOOK - Field of Glory - The Battle of Crysler's Farm, 1813. By: Donald E. Graves. In the autumn of 1813, the United States staged the largest military operation of the War of 1812. Two American armies, one marching north from Lake Champlain through swamp and forest, the other sailing down the St. Lawrence River in a flotilla of three hundred small boats, invaded Canada - their objective, the city of Montreal. More information

    BOOK - The Incredible War of 1812 - A Military History. By: J. Mackay Hitsman. J. Mackay Hitman's account of the War of 1812, first published in 1965, is both exciting and authoritative, and is regarded by many experts as the best one-volume history of that conflict. It is an engrossing account of the causes of the war and of the campaigns and battles that raged on land and water, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. More information

    BOOK - Where Right and Glory Lead! - The battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814. By: Donald E. Graves. Lundy's Lane was the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812 and the bloodiest fought on what is now Canadian soil. It was the high mark of the 1814 Niagara campaign, which was the longest campaign of the war and the last time that Canada suffered a major foreign invasion. More information

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    BOOK - Fix Bayonets! A Royal Welch Fusilier at War, 1796-1815 By Donald E. Graves. This long-anticipated major new book from Donald E. Graves describes the military exploits of Thomas Pearson. We follow his remarkable career through wars and battles major and minor, including Egypt, Holland, Copenhagen, the Peninsular War and the War of 1812. Graves, "master of the battlefield narrative,"includes the most detailed account of the Battle of Albuera yet published. Fix Bayonets! will be of interest to Canadian and American readers because it contains detailed accounts of Chrysler's Farm, Chippawa, Lundy's Lane and Fort Erie, as well as other engagements that Thomas Pearson fought in. More Information

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