The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814

"Burning of Washington"

336 pages
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN-10: 1-55750-425-3
ISBN-13: 978-1557504258
Dimensions: 9.4 x 6 x 0.9

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A vivid account of the most dramatic series of events in American history, including the flight of President Madison, the capture and torching of the White House and the Capitol, the epic defense of Fort McHenry, the birth of the national anthem, and the stunning American victory at New Orleans.

Selection of the History Book Club. Movie rights optioned by National Geographic. Recipient of the Maryland Historical Society's annual Book Prize and recipient of the Arline Custer Memorial Prize for best book of 2001, awarded by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference comprising New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia.