The Buffalo Rising blog featured a review of Civil War of 1812, by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor...., and stated this about the book:
"In deeply researched, clearly written prose, the author details a world of slippery alliances and porous boundaries." "This is a fascinating and fact-filled look at a war that was the precursor to a much larger Civil War."
There is a wonderful review of this book on YouTube with several interesting pictures and scenes (book cover taken from YouTube).
Another review can be found here.