The War of 1812: America's greatest come-from-behind win

Read about it in my historical novel, Madness: The War of 1812. Check it out at and order it at a big discount off the publisher's price.


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  • Most historians call it a draw. BTW, your book should be read by all Americans who like vibrant historical tales.

  • You're right; most historians call it a draw. But I consider it a win because we were so close to the edge, that just coming back for a tie was a victory.

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