on July 15, 2013
Most academics have well-developed fear of wars that
that are waged over maritime issues, which makes an author like Troy
Bickham's over react to less important aspects of the War of 1812 as he and many others
compensate for this important void by giving too much space to the discussion of
secondary issues such as pre war politics and unimportant land engagements. Bickham,
who was educated at Oxford, picked up many of Britain's bias along the way, but here again he is joined by
loads of American taught scholars who think they are wiser by becoming Anglophiles.