The full-color, richly illustrated In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake explores the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake and invites you to explore the actual places where history happened along the Star-Spangled Banner Trail.
All but forgotten by Americans, the War of 1812 was a dramatic watershed in U.S. history. Ill-prepared to fight Great Britain, then the world’s most powerful nation, the United States struggled through more than three years of conflict. In the end, the young republic emerged more unified, with new stature on the world stage.
Part I of In Full Glory Reflected tells the war’s gripping stories of devastating raids, heroic defense, gallant privateers, freedom-seeking slaves, and threatened lands in the Chesapeake, where much of the war occurred. The engaging narrative comes to life with more than a hundred vivid illustrations.
Part II of the book is designed for adventurers who want to explore the Chesapeake tidewater and step back two hundred years. The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail traces the original routes of the Americans and the British and recounts the dramatic events that produced America’s national anthem and its iconic flag. In Full Glory Reflected is an enchanting invitation to travel the trail and discover the amazing world of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake.
Proceeds from sales of this book are used for the development and maintenance of the Star-Spangled Banner Trail.