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Alan Taylor
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Born and raised in Maine, Alan Taylor teaches American and Canadian history at the University of California, Davis. His books include The Divided Ground, Writing Early American History, American Colonies, and William Cooper’s Town, which won the Bancroft and Pulitzer prizes for American history. He also serves as a contributing editor to The New Republic.

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The Civil War of 1812
American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $18.00

In this vivid narrative, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America.

In the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. In this second confrontation, soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians fought to determine the fate... Read more >
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The Civil War of 1812
American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $35.00

In this deeply researched and clearly written book, the Pulitzer Prize—winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. Soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians fought in a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Civil War of 1812
American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: eBook, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $13.99

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The Divided Ground
Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $18.00

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of William Cooper's Town comes a dramatic and illuminating portrait of white and Native American relations in the aftermath of the American Revolution.

The Divided Ground tells the story of two friends, a Mohawk Indian and the son of a colonial clergyman, whose relationship helped redefine North... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Divided Ground
Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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William Cooper's Town
Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 1996
Price: $20.00

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the William J. Beveridge Award

This innovative work of social history, biography, and literary analysis is a study of two men, father and son, who embodied the contradictions that divided America in the early days of the Republic.  William Cooper seemed to manifest the... Read more >
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