Professor Donald R. Hickey of Wayne State College in Nebraska is highly respected as one of the nation’s leading experts on the War of 1812.

March 6, 2012 

Having published numerous books and articles on the war, his knowledge of the era is sure to provide you with new information as we commemorate the bicentennial.

In his book Don’t Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812, he dispels the many misconceptions that distort our view of America’s second war with Great Britain. Embracing military, naval, political, economic, and diplomatic analyses, Hickey looks carefully at how the war was fought and how it was remembered thereafter. Hickey peels away fantasies and embellishments to explore why certain myths gained currency and how they contributed to the way that the United States and Canada view themselves and each other.


Updated 12/5/13