Canada on Fire - Dundurn

Canada on Fire

The War of 1812

Published February 2011


The summer of 1812 saw the beginning of one of the most brutal wars to take place on Canadian soil. With more than 1,600 people killed and a battlefront that extended from Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia to the Columbia River in what is now British Columbia, the war featured many brave men and women who fended off much larger American forces.

Canada on Fire is an exciting account of the War of 1812 as told through the stories of the heroes who helped to defend Canada, people such as Mohawk chief John Norton, who led a small army into battle against the wishes of his tribe, and Red George Macdonnell, who spent the war defending the St. Lawrence River.

With descriptions of the battle at Lundys Lane, the adventures of the Sea Wolves, and the antics of James Fitzgibbon and his Bloody Boys, Canada on Fire reveals the War of 1812 as it has seldom been seen.



Jennifer Crump

Jennifer Crump is a freelance journalist and author whose work has appeared in numerous North American magazines and several anthologies. The author of a Toronto guidebook and two previous books on the War of 1812, she lives in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario.

Book Details

February 2011
208 pp
February 2011
8x8 in
208 pp