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Which books would you suggest to give me a good general introduction on this topic ?
I can also recommend a couple of books that are more specifically to do with the naval war. Six Frigates by Ian Toll is not exclusively about the War of 1812, but owing to its subject it has a great deal of information about the naval war (and it's outstanding just in general). Perilous Fight by Stephen Budiansky is also pretty good on the naval war.
perhaps worth mentioning that The Naval war of 1812 is by C S Forester, which may commend it.
edit -Hold on, just checked your library and see that Theodore Roosevelt also wrote a book with this title - a double commendation.
Further edit - the Forester book is also known as The Age of fighting sail - the naval war of 1812 - you don't seem to have this one in your impressive naval collection.
PS - please see my comment (as requested) on one of your pictures.