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After part one...

The Invasion of Canada 1812-1813 (Hardcover 1st edition) - Pierre Berton

Thus far, this book is superb!  The description of Tecumseh and of the Battle of Tippecanoe is excellent and thrilling. Why Berton isn't thought of in the same breath as history authors such as Shelby Foote or David McCullough is a mystery to me. Could it simply be because he is a Canadian, writing about mostly Canadian affairs? If so, it's a great loss to all lovers of history who have yet to discover this masterful author. His ability to write about a subject concisely, yet excitingly, AND give you all the nuance and background necessary to achieve a complete understanding instead of a one-sided point of view about the actions and motivations of the principles is outstanding, and rare even when done with limitless pages devoted to the subject. Berton can do it in two and a half pages. So far, HIGHEST recommendation.