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In Full Glory Reflected

, 256 pages

186 color illus., 25 b&w illus., 23 maps

June 2012


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In Full Glory Reflected

Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake

2013 Maryland Preservation Award for Excellence in Media and Publications, Maryland Historic Trust

2013 Media & Partnership Award, Asssociation of Partners for Public Lands

All but forgotten by Americans, the War of 1812 (1812–1815) was a dramatic watershed for the young, groundbreaking United States Republic. Ill-prepared to fight the powerful English nation, the U.S. struggled through three years of conflict but emerged more unified with new patriotic symbols like the "Star-Spangled Banner." Much of the fighting occurred in the Chesapeake region and this new book, In Full Glory Reflected, uncovers its gripping stories of devastating raids, heroic defense, gallant privateers, fugitive slaves, and threatened lands. The historic tales unfold with a lively narrative, well over a hundred vivid illustrations, and clear maps to follow the action. In addition, a travel section provides a rich guide for adventurers who want to step back 200 years and explore the tidewater world where the war was fought. In Full Glory Reflected is an enchanting invitation to travel the Star- Spangled Banner National Historic Trail and discover the amazing world of our ancestors.

Ralph E. Eshelman is a cultural resource consultant, historian, researcher, and writer. Burton K. Kummerow is president and CEO of the Maryland Historical Society and president of Historyworks, Inc.

"This stunning new, fully illustrated volume is the very best ever done on the Chesapeake Bay campaigns in both Maryland and Virginia, bar none. If you buy just one book on the subject, be sure to make it this one."

"I can't say enough good things about this remarkable, wonderful new study... This is the book you'll want to buy, read, own, and treasure forever."

"A unique opportunity to get a close-up look on one significant aspect of U.S. history."

"This is a very colorful book through the various forms of illustrations and art work. This is a very nice book and will bring you many hours of enjoyment and reading pleasure."

"Not only is In Full Glory Reflected satisfactory for the resident, traveler, or scholar of the Chesapeake region, but the legitimacy of its sources also could facilitate its application as a reliable literary source for the dedicated scholar of the war."

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