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|3||A Village for a Capital||24|
|6||The Juggernaut Rolls On||51|
|7||The Battle of Bladensburg||71|
|8||The Capital Abandoned||86|
|9||Washington in Flames||99|
|10||A Lightning Occupation||130|
|11||A Flag Furled in Darkness||153|
|12||Refuge among Pacifists||161|
|15||The Battle of North Point||189|
|16||Bombs over Baltimore||205|
|17||The Birth of an Anthem||218|
Posted January 29, 2012
This book is exceptionally well written and well sourced. The War of 1812 has been called a "forgotten war." From the very beginning, Pitch makes clear the divisions between those who were pro-war and those who were against it, and the violence Americans were capable of inflicting on their fellow countrymen is shocking. It is simply the best book I've read about the war, and I have read many. Readers will not be disappointed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 20, 2002
This is an excellent study into the social and political aspects of the incident. Details the actions of the people of Washington and each, and it would seem every, dish that was broken. The battles are cover only mildly to bring you to the 'burning' and afterwards to bring conclusion. A wonderful book for the interested reader, but not so much for military battle analysis. Honestly, I found Walter Lord's book to be worth a second read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.