Authors Search for the Forgotten War of 1812

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New book is a geographical tome that provides significant sites and stories of this war

An informative and interesting read awaits readers, especially history buffs, as authors Patrick Richard Carstens and Timothy L. Sanford bring forth their newly published book, Searching for the Forgotten War – 1812. Just in time for this war’s 200th anniversary, this book provides valuable information to those interested in the War of 1812 and those who wish to learn about the people, places, and the battles fought between North American neighbors in the early nineteenth century.

The War of 1812 was a battle for territory and recognition by an emerging nation that gained its independence through an armed conflict with Great Britain; sometimes referred to as America’s Second Revolution or the final chapter of the First Revolution of 1776. Through the pages of this book, readers will find information about the war—the location of battlefields; historic plaques and markers; churches and cemeteries; and more sites.

The quest to write this geographical book began in 2006, with the goal to visit as many historical sites as possible. “We started searching for roadside markers, plaques, monuments, cemeteries, the tombstones to the fallen, fortifications, battlefields, and those who fought in this war, and to tell the readers the stories behind them. Searching for the Forgotten War – 1812 was an experience that was more than we expected in terms of the wonderful people we met along the way,” the authors share.

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About the Authors
Patrick Richard Carstens is a historian with an interest in both ancient and modern history, and the researcher-author of the book Searching for the Forgotten War – 1812. He is semi-retired with a military and engineering background, and with training in the field of archaeology. He has worked in the Egyptian Delta, Sinai Peninsula, and Luxor with a number of archaeological teams, and a frequent visitor to Egypt since 1982. His previous publication is a book on genealogy, The Carstens Family in South Africa, University of Toronto Press (1988), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a contributor in Ancient Egypt, Foundations of a Civilization, a book by Douglas J. Brewer, printed by Pearson Longman (2005), Great Britain.

Timothy L. Sanford is a researcher and editor of the book Searching for the Forgotten War – 1812. He is also an archivist at the Archives of Ontario since 1990. Prior to this assignment, he worked at the Nova Scotia Archives from 1985 - 1990.

Searching for the Forgotten War – 1812 * by Patrick Richard Carstens and Timothy L. Sanford
Publication Date: February 15, 2011
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 616 pages; 978-1-4535-8890-1
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 616 pages; 978-1-4535-8891-8
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-8892-5

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