When Britain Burned the White House

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In August 1814, British troops defeated the US Army outside Washington and, as President James Madison fled, set fire to the White House. In this meticulously researched, even-handed history of the conflict, veteran broadcaster Peter Snow provides a gripping account of the fast-changing fortunes of this little-known war, and describes the colourful characters on both sides: the fiery British Admiral George Cockburn, the cautious but popular Major General Robert Ross, and the American heroes Joshua Barney and Sam Smith.

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When Britain Burned the White House

When Britain Burned the White House

The 1814 Invasion of Washington

Dunne2013

Hardback318pp Illustrated

9781250048288     Product Code: 503172

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In August 1814, British troops defeated the US Army outside Washington and, as President James Madison fled, set fire to the White House. In this meticulously researched, even-handed history of the conflict, veteran broadcaster Peter Snow provides a gripping account of the fast-changing fortunes of this little-known war, and describes the colourful characters on both sides: the fiery British Admiral George Cockburn, the cautious but popular Major General Robert Ross, and the American heroes Joshua Barney and Sam Smith.

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