History Book Club bestseller.Unabridged edition. "A penetrating analysis of prewar society. . . . Highly recommended as an inclusive political, military, and social treatment of a customarily neglected war." --ALA BooklistHickey, Donald R. is the author of 'War of 1812 A Forgotten Conflict', published 1990 under ISBN 9780252060595 and ISBN 0252060598.