Donald R. Hickey






Mailing address

247 Connell Hall

10:00-12:00 MW
10:00-11:00 TT


Department of History
Wayne State College
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE, 68787

Teaching areas:

U.S. History
Early National America
U.S. Military History

Research areas:

Early National America
U.S. Wars, esp. War of 1812



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The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict (Bicentennial edition, 2012)

Winner of the American Military Institute’s Best Book Award
Winner of the National Historical Society’s Book Prize

“The definitive study”—Journal of American History

The preeminent modern overview of the war.”—Journal of Military History

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Don’t Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812 (U.S. edition, 2006)

“Should take its rightful place on the bookshelves of all War of 1812 buffs and scholars"
Journal of the Early Republic

“Deserves a wide popular readership . . . succeeds in broadening the scope
of what academic historians should be looking at in the War of 1812.”
Journal of Military History

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Don’t Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812 (International edition, 2006)

“This richly textured model of historical revisionism . . . confirms Hickey's status as a leading scholar of the early national period." —Publishers Weekly 

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The War of 1812: A Short History (Bicentennial edition, 2012)

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The Rockets’ Red Glare: An Illustrated History of the War of 1812 (2011)
Co-authored with Connie D. Clark

“Plentiful pictures  . . . thoughtful text”—Washington Post

“Excellent collection of images . . . well written”—Northern Mariner

“Astute analysis combined with lavish illustrations . . .
should remain a popular history of the war for years to come”
Journal of Military History

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The War of 1812: Writings from America’s Second War of Independence (2013)

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187 Things You Should Know About the War of 1812 (2012)

“Eduational and entertaining . . . dispels some long-cherished myths.”
Journal of Military History 

“Highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review

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The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: A Guide to Historic Sites (2010)
Co-authored with Ralph Eshelman and Scott Sheads

“An indispensable vade mecum”—Journal of America's Military Past

“A detailed, informative and enjoyable book to read”—Past In Review

“Readers will enjoy the clear text and engaging style . . .
This unique reference guide is well worth the price.”
Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

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Nebraska Moments:  Glimpses of Nebraska's Past (1996)

“Delightful nuggets . . . packed with details . . . in a way that provides
a reader-friendly look at broad outlines in Nebraska history”
Omaha World Herald

“Interesting and very well written . . . thoughtful . . . . 
This welcome contribution to our understanding of Nebraska
is a fun book to read.”—Great Plains Quarterly

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Citizen Hamilton: The Wit and Wisdom of an American Founder (2005)
Co-edited with Connie D. Clark

“An anthology of shining quotations and insights
from one of the great figures of American history. . . .
Highly recommended simply for pleasurable browsing,
as well as for serious study of Hamilton's wisdom and character. "
Midwest Book Review

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