The burning of the White House : James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812 / Jane Hampton Cook.
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|Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main||PLAYAWAY 975.3 COO (Text)||36803000994108||PLAYAWAY||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781504766357
- ISBN: 1504766350
- Physical Description: 1 audio media player (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, 
- Copyright: ℗2016
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Previously released by Blackstone Audio, Inc., ℗2016.
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Read by Marguerite Gavin.
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.Its unimaginable today, even for a generation that saw the Twin Towers fall and the Pentagon attacked. Its unimaginable because in 1814, enemies didnt 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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