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The burning of the White House : James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812 / Jane Hampton Cook.

Cook, Jane Hampton, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781621574781
  • ISBN: 1621574784
  • Physical Description: xiv, 433 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery History, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-420) and index.
Summary, etc.: "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 26 hours in August, the British enemy marched through Washington, D.C. and set fire to government buildings, including the U.S. Capitol and the White House. Relying on first-hand 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." --
Subject: Washington (D.C.) > History > Capture by the British, 1814.
White House (Washington, D.C.) > History > 19th century.
United States > History > War of 1812 > Campaigns.
Madison, James, 1751-1836.
Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849.

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