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Author and military historian Mark Zuehlke recently talked to Joseph Planta about his book, For Honour’s Sake: The War of 1812 and the Brokering of an Uneasy Peace (Knopf, 2006). He tells the story of Canada’s most famous war vividly recreating the war as never before, providing context to some of countless legends that have come from the conflict which pitted the British and the Americans, that saw Canadians and Indians fight with the British, seeing Canadians burn down the White House.


For Honour’s Sake: The War of 1812 and the Brokering of an Uneasy Peace by Mark Zuehlke. (Knopf, 2006)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: For Honour’s Sake


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

This is the Planta: On the Line program here at THECOMMENTARY.CA.

I am joined now by acclaimed author and military historian Mark Zuehlke. He’s the author of a new book from Knopf, For Honour’s Sake: The War of 1812 and the Brokering of an Uneasy Peace. It was Canada’s most famous war, yet it’s not been fully appreciated due to the fact who won it has been argued since. The author vividly recreates the war as never before, providing context to some of countless legends that have come from the conflict which pitted the British and the Americans, that saw Canadians and Indians fight with the British, seeing Canadians burn down the White House. He also draws upon never-before-seen archival material, providing fresh analysis and insight that makes the book engrossing, and fair. Mark Zuehlke’s previous books include Ortona, The Liri Valley, and The Gothic Line, all lauded for their depiction of Canada’s role in World War II, as well as Juno Beach, and Holding Juno, both on the D-Day Battle. For Honour’s Sake, which the Globe and Mail said is an “authoritative, convincing work,” retails for $37.95. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Mark Zuehlke; Good morning, Mr. Zuehlke.

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