-The British at the Gates by Robin Reilly. -Military Uniforms in America, Volume II-Years of Growth 1796-1851, edited by John Elting. -The War of 1812: Writings from America's Second War of Independence, edited by Donald Hickey. -Joshua Barney: Hero of the Revolution and 1812 by Louis Norton. -The Man Who Captured Washington: Major General Robert Ross and the War of 1812 by John McCavitt and Christopher George. -Amateurs, To Arms! A Military History of the War of 1812 by John Elting. -The US Army in the War of 1812: An Operational and Command Study by Robert Quimby -Capital in Flames: The American Attack on York, 1813 by Robert Malcomson. -The Captain Who Burned His Ships: Captain Thomas Tingey, USN, 1750-1829. -The Battle of Lundy's Lane by Donald Graves. -While Washington Burned: The Battle for Fort Erie 1814 by Joseph Whitehorne. -The Battle of Sackett's Harbor by Patrick Wilder. -The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814 by Anthony Pitch. -Don't Give Up the Ship: Myths of the War of 1812 by Donald Hickey. -Citizen Soldiers in the War of 1812 by C Edward Skeen. -Flotilla: The Patuxent Naval Campaign in the War of 1812 by Donald Shomette. -Naval Occurrences of The War of 1812 by William James. -A Full and Correct Account of the Military Occurrences of The Late War between Great Britain and the United States of America by William James. -The War of 1812: Land Operations by George Stanley. -Sword of the Border: Major General Jacob Jennings Brown 1775-1828 by John Morris. -A Very Brilliant Affair: The Battle of Queenston Heights 1812 by Robert Malcomson. -Historical Memoir of The War in West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-1815 by Arsene Lacarriere Latour. -The Battles at Plattsburg by Keith Herkalo. -Memoir of Alexander Macomb, The Major General Commanding the Army of the United States by George Richards. -The United States Army in the War of 1812 by John Frederickson. -The War of 1812 by JCA Stagg. -The War of 1812 by Harry Coles.
For the navies and naval warfare of the period, the following might be helpful:
-The Rise of American Naval Power by Harold and Margaret Sprout -Edward Preble by Christopher McKee -Stoddert's War: Naval Operations during the Quasi-War with France by Michael Palmer -The Naval War of 1812 by Theodore Roosevelt -The Age of Fighting Sail by CS Forester -The Search for Speed Under Sail 1700-1855 by Howard Chapelle -The History of American Sailing Ships by Howard Chapelle -The History of the American Sailing Navy by Howard Chapelle* -The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History edited by William Dudley (Volumes I and II and Michael Crawford (Volume III) -The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649-1815 by NAM Rodger -Six Frigates by Ian Toll -The Congress Founds a Navy by Marshall Smelser -Ships of Oak Guns of Iron by Ronald Utt -Navalists and Antinavalists: The Naval Policy Debate in the United States, 1785-1827 by Craig Symonds -Perilous Fight by Stephen Budiansky -1812: The Navy's War by George Daughan -A Treatise on Naval Gunnery by Howard Douglas -The Frigates by James Henderson -Lords of the Lake by Robert Malcolmson -Naval Occurrences of the War of 1812 by William James -The USS Essex by Frances Robotti and James Vescovi -Fighting Sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay by Barry Gough -Thomas Macdonough by David Skaggs -HMS Detroit: The Battle for Lake Erie by Thomas Malcomson and Robert Malcomson -Captain Blakely and the Wasp by Stephen Duffy -A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign 1812-1813 by David Skaggs and Gerard Altoff* -Wellington's Navy by Christopher Hall -Utmost Gallantry: The US and Royal Navies at Sea in the War of 1812 by Kevin McCranie -Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812, Volume 2 by AT Mahan -Knights of the Sea by David Hanna -Our Country Right or Wrong by DF Guttridge -Oliver Hazard Perry by David Skaggs -A Call to the Sea by Claude Berube and John Rodgaard -Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom by Peter Padfield -Broadsides and Boarders by Marvin Albert -Dawn Like Thunder by Glenn Tucker -The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire by AT Mahan -If By Sea by George Daughan -Preble's Boys by Fletcher Pratt -Millions for Defense by Frederick Leiner -Splintering the Wooden Wall by Wade Dudley -The Naval Chronicle, Volumes 29 and 30, edited by James Clarke and John McArthur -Truxton of the Constellation by Eugene Ferguson -The US Navy Pictorial History of the War of 1812 by Don Phillpott -The Naval War of 1812 edited by Robert Gardiner -Frigates of the Napoleonic Wars by Robert Gardiner -The Line of Battle edited by Robert Gardiner -Warships of the Napoleonic Era by Robert Gardiner -The Sailing Navy 1775-1854 by Paul Silverstone -Warships of the Great Lakes 1754-1834 by Robert Malcomson -A Gentlemanly and Honorable Profession by Christopher McKee -The Frigates by Henry Gruppe -Sailing Warships of the US Navy by Donald Canney