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When Washington Burned: An Illustrated History of the War of 1812

 
 
Author
Arnold Blumberg.
Publisher Casemate  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 10.25 x 7.25 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9781612001012
Pages/Publication Date 208/2012
Daedalus Item Code 44508
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Illustrated with more than 100 color photographs, reproductions of period art, and maps, this book vividly and succinctly traces the War of 1812, our "second war of independence," through the roots of the conflict, profiles of the two armies, and descriptions of the great battles and events of the war. Arnold Blumberg recounts how on land the Americans initially had less luck, and endured the burning of their new capital at Washington, D.C., by British redcoats, even as the bastion defending Baltimore continued to hold its flag high beneath the "rockets' red glare."

"An excellent overview of the reasons both sides had to go to war and then ultimately seek to end what was really a pointless conflict. The battle information includes brief histories of the commanding officers involved, the units involved, main maneuvers and casualties, all accompanied by plenty of contemporary illustrations and some maps. If you want to put the war at sea into context with the land engagements this is a good book to start with."—HistoricalNavalFiction.com

"An understandable account out of this disjointed war.... This is an excellent single volume history of the War of 1812.... The coverage is balanced with U.S and British material."—Kepler's Military History

 
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