The Burning of the White House Lib/E : James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812
by Jane Hampton Cook and Marguerite Gavin


Overview -

Told from multiple points of view-including James and Dolley Madison and a British admiral-this is the true story of the burning of the White House in 1814.

It's unimaginable today, even for a generation that saw the Twin Towers fall and the Pentagon attacked. It's unimaginable because in 1814, enemies didn't fly overhead; they marched through the streets, and for twenty-six hours in August, the British enemy marched through Washington, DC, and set fire to government buildings, including the US Capitol and the White House.

Relying on firsthand accounts, historian Jane Hampton Cook weaves together several different narratives to create a vivid, multidimensional account of the burning of Washington, including the escalation that led to it and the immediate aftermath. From James and Dolley Madison to the British admiral who ordered the White House set aflame, historical figures are brought to life through their experience of this unprecedented attack. The Burning of the White House is the story of a city invaded, a presidential family displaced, a nation humbled, and an American spirit that somehow remained unbroken.

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Overview

Told from multiple points of view-including James and Dolley Madison and a British admiral-this is the true story of the burning of the White House in 1814.

It's unimaginable today, even for a generation that saw the Twin Towers fall and the Pentagon attacked. It's unimaginable because in 1814, enemies didn't fly overhead; they marched through the streets, and for twenty-six hours in August, the British enemy marched through Washington, DC, and set fire to government buildings, including the US Capitol and the White House.

Relying on firsthand accounts, historian Jane Hampton Cook weaves together several different narratives to create a vivid, multidimensional account of the burning of Washington, including the escalation that led to it and the immediate aftermath. From James and Dolley Madison to the British admiral who ordered the White House set aflame, historical figures are brought to life through their experience of this unprecedented attack. The Burning of the White House is the story of a city invaded, a presidential family displaced, a nation humbled, and an American spirit that somehow remained unbroken.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781504725125
  • ISBN-10: 1504725123
  • Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
  • Publish Date: August 2016


Related Categories

Books > History > Military - War of 1812
Books > History > Military - United States
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State

 
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