The War of 1812 Reading List

GENERAL HISTORIES OF THE WAR OF 1812

  1. 1812 By David Nevin
  2. The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict By Donald R Hickey
  3. The War of 1812: A Short History by Donald R. Hickey
  4. The War of 1812: Writings from America’s Second War of Independence by Donald R. Hickey (Editor)
  5. The War of 1812 in the Old Northwest By Alec R. Gilpin
  6. Union 1812: The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence By A. J. Langguth
  7. The Weight of Vengeance: The United States, the British Empire, and the War of 1812 By Troy Bickham
  8. Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies By Alan Taylor
  9. For Honour’s Sake: The War of 1812 and the Brokering of an Uneasy Peace By Mark Zuehlke
  10. The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814 By Anthony S. Pitch
  11. The British Capture & Occupation of Downeast Maine 1814-1815/1818 by George F.W. Young
  12. Native Memoirs from the War of 1812 by Carl Benn
  13. The War of 1812: Writings from America’s Second War of Independence (Library of America)

THE NAVAL WAR OF 1812

  • 1812: The Navy’s War By George C. Daughan
  • The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812 By George C. Daughan
  • Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy By Ronald Utt

JAMES MADISON AND THE WAR OF 1812

  • James Madison By Richard Brookhiser
  • James Madison and the Making of America By Kevin R. C. Gutzman
  • James Madison: Writings: 1772-1836 (Library of America)

ANDREW JACKSON AND THE WAR OF 1812

  • Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times By H.W. Brands
  • Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans By Winston Groom
  • The Battle of New Orleans By Robert V. Remini