The War of 1812 has always been the Rodney Dangerfield of America's wars, doomed to get no historical respect... The Rockets' Red Glare... offers a perfect way to redress the balance. Sized for the coffee table and full of color reproductions of paintings and maps and broadsides, it also offers an accessible narrative of what may well have been America's least necessary war.
(Adam Kirsch Barnes & Noble Review
The Rockets' Red Glare is an excellent history... highly recommended.
(Midwest Book Review
This is the one book that you'll definitely want to have and read!
(Blaine Taylor Sea Classics
Well narrated and researched, this coffee table-sized book will be a welcome addition to the celebration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
(David Lee Poremba The Past in Review
Thereafter, Americans reveled in a new sense of nationalism, embraced bold confidence, and demonstrated a patriotic ability to construct a nation in their image. This outstanding book captures the stunning images of the war and that transformation. Highly recommended.
This is an impressive and thoughtful work. Its imagery makes it an important addition to any collection focusing on the War of 1812; with its text and image combined, it is an excellent starting place for introducing Americans to the conflict.
The authors give us numerous and absorbing gems such as this that make The Rockets' Red Glare.
(Richard V. Barbuto Journal of America's Military Past
Well written and the time-line chronology found at the end of the book offers a good summary of the war's events.
(Louis Arthur Norton Northern Marinerr/Le marin du nord
This is an excellent book filled with thrilling stories and stunning illustrations of The Rockets' Red Glare sure to capture the imagination of anyone interested in the fascinating history of the War of 1812
(Lone Star Book Review
This work is an excellent, well-rounded book suitable for a wide audience.
(Justin Dornbusch H-War, H-Net Reviews
The author give a fair and balanced overview that is considerably enhanced by a large and high quality selection of illustrations... First rate.
About the Author
Donald R. Hickey is a professor of history at Wayne State College. He has written widely on the War of 1812, including the books The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, The War of 1812: A Short History, Don’t Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812, and, as coauthor, The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: A Reference Guide to Historic Sites in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, the last also published by Johns Hopkins. Connie D. Clark is a consultant with Educational Service Unit #2, where she provides guidance and assistance for federally funded Teaching American History Grants. She is coauthor, with Professor Hickey, of Citizen Hamilton: The Wit and Wisdom of an American Founder.