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- DescriptionIt'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.
- Author BiographyJANE HAMPTON COOK is an award-winning author who brings history and biographies to life. Jane is the author of nine books, including America's Star-Spangled Story and American Phoenix. Cook served former president George W. Bush as a webmaster for five years, including three in the Texas governor's office and two in the White House as deputy director of Internet news services. Cook is a frequent guest on Fox News and numerous other television, radio, online, and print outlets.
- Author(s)Jane Hampton Cook
- PublisherRegnery Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication15/08/2016
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationWashington DC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRegnery Publishing Inc
- Content NoteTwo-color art throughout
- Weight714 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine43 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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