Open Book Database
The burning of Washington : the British invasion of 1814 Anthony S. Pitch.

Rating: star star star star star_border


Book The burning of Washington : the British invasion of 1814 Anthony S. Pitch.

Book The burning of Washington : the British invasion of 1814 Anthony S. Pitch. pdf Book The burning of Washington : the British invasion of 1814 Anthony S. Pitch. djvu Book The burning of Washington : the British invasion of 1814 Anthony S. Pitch. fb2 Book The burning of Washington : the British invasion of 1814 Anthony S. Pitch. doc Book The burning of Washington : the British invasion of 1814 Anthony S. Pitch. chm
Book's title: The burning of Washington : the British invasion of 1814 Anthony S. Pitch.
Library of Congress Control Number: 98013805
International Standard Book Number (ISBN):1557506922 (acid-free paper)
System Control Number:(OCoLC)38542683
System Control Number:(OCoLC)ocm38542683
System Control Number:(NNC)2146037
Cataloging Source:DLC, DLC NNC OrLoB-B
Geographic Area Code:n-us-dc
Library of Congress Call Number:E356.W3 P49 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification Number:973.5/23 21
Personal Name:Pitch, Anthony.
Publication, Distribution, etc.:Annapolis, Md. . Naval Institute Press, (c)1998.
Physical Description:xv, 298 p. : ill. ;, 24 cm.
Bibliography, etc. Note:Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-283) and index.
Summary, etc.:In the hot and humid summer of 1814 British troops completed a fifty-mile march to capture the young American capital, putting to rout along the way pitiful citizen militiamen (some in winter gear, others barefoot) while President James Madison rode out of town to safety.
Summary, etc.:Among those remaining, a realization spread that Washington had been "abandoned to a horrid fate." In no time, British arsonists set off an inferno whose glow was seen fifty miles away and from which burn marks are visible today on original stones of the White House. This attack was one of the defining moments in the coming-of-age of the United States, and Anthony Pitch tells the dramatic story with all the immediacy of an eyewitness account.
Geographic Name:Washington (D.C.) History Capture by the British, 1814.
Download The burning of Washington : the British invasion of 1814 Anthony S. Pitch.
leave here couple of words about this book: