THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE
Volume 22 Number 5
Pierre Berton again proves his ability to bring Canadian history alive. This fifth book in the series relating to the War of 1812 is a fast-paced story of the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10,1813. The Battle of Lake Erie covers the difficulties the American naval fleet (commanded by Oliver Hazard Perry) and the British fleet (commanded by Robert Heriot Barclay) had in obtaining supplies to build and weapons to equip the boats. It also describes the problems both the British and Americans had in trying to get the sailors they needed. The contributions of Tecumseh and the native peoples is included. The detailed report of the actual battle provides a realistic and unromantic view of war.
Readable, interesting, with maps, drawings and an excellent index that enhance the text The Battle of Lake Erie is a worthwhile addition to junior high school history collections.
Grades 5 to 8 / Ages 10 to 13
Donna J. Adrian is a library consultant with the Laurenval School Board in Rosemere, Quebec
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