Mr. and Mrs. Madison’s War: America’s First Couple and the Second War of Independence
Hugh Howard. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2012. 384 pp. Illus. Notes. Index. $30.00.
Reviewed by David S. and Jeanne T. Heidler
Hugh Howard has written an engaging look at the War of 1812 just in time for the commemoration of its bicentennial. The book is not entirely a military or political history, and it is certainly not a social history, but Howard blends these different perspectives into a lively story told through the eyes of James and Dolley Madison.