When Britain Burned the White House - The 1814 Invasion of Washington, by Peter Snow

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When Britain Burned the White House - The 1814 Invasion of Washington, by Peter Snow
When Britain Burned the White House - The 1814 Invasion of Washington, by Peter Snow

Published by John Murray in 2013, 308 pages. Paperback (N5730)

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From the rear side cover: The US president and his wife have just enough time to pack their belongings and escape from the White House before the enemy enters...

Two centuries before 9/11, Britain - now America's close friend, then its bitterest enemy - set Washington ablaze before turning its sights to Baltimore. In his compelling narrative style, Peter Snow recounts the fast-changing fortunes of both sides in this extraordinary confrontation. Using a wealth of material including eyewitness accounts, he also gives us an insight into the striking personalities on either side of the conflict .

This book highlights this unparalleled moment in American history, its far-reaching consequences for both sides and Britain's and America's decision never again to fight each other...
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