Don Hickey is considered one of the foremost American authorities on the War of 1812. A professor of history at Wayne State College in Nebraska, he is primarily interested the history of the early republic, particularly the War of 1812 and its causes.
Don's first book The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, received the National Historical Society Book Prize and the American Military Institute Best Book Award, and has long been considered the standard American treatment of the conflict. He has published two other books on the war: The War of 1812: A Short History, and Don’t Give Up the Ship: Myths of the War of 1812. Publisher’s Weekly said this about the latter book: "War making and mythmaking go hand in hand in Hickey's analysis of the misconceptions, embellishments and falsehoods that continue to shape Americans' views of the War of 1812. . . . This richly textured model of historical revisionism . . . confirms Hickey's status as a leading scholar of the early national period." Don has four other books on the war under way.
Don Hickey may be contacted for public lectures and conferences at:
Wayne State College
1111 Main Street - Wayne, NE 68787
Phone: 1(402)375-7298 - Fax: 1(402)375-7458 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org