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Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation

 
 
Author
Steve Vogel.
Publisher Random House  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.35 inches
ISBN 9781400069132
Pages/Publication Date 534/2013
Daedalus Item Code 61713
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In the summer of 1814, the United States teetered on the brink of disaster, apparently headed for defeat in the war against Great Britain. British Admiral George Cockburn invaded Washington in a daring attempt to decapitate the government, burning down the White House and the Capitol and driving President James Madison from the city—a national tragedy that, as the author explains, reunited America and renewed its sense of purpose. U.S. forces regrouped for a last-ditch defense of Baltimore, where the outcome of that "perilous fight" would determine the fate of the fledgling republic. Washington Post war correspondent Steven Vogel gives us a gripping account filled with evocative character studies.

"Before 9/11 was 1814, the year the enemy burned the nation's capital.... A splendid account, fast-paced and detailed, of the uncertainty, the peril, and the valor of those days."—Richard Brookhiser

 
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