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When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington Hardcover – 12 Sep 2013

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray (12 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848546114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848546110
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 2.9 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 443,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[An] excellent account . . . Snow, an experienced British journalist, has told the story of those engagements with brio and a fine gift for making sense of the complexities of battle . . . a fine example of serious and literate popular history (Washington Post)

Snow's narrative is authoritative and absorbing, his profiles sure and compelling, his judgments considered and fair, and his documentation most impressive (Library Journal)

Never before has this story been told more fully or more engagingly, with greater empathy for both sides, or with greater balance. The pace is brisk, the characterizations sure, the judgments done with a light touch. The book distinguishes itself by rounding off the story of Washington with the subsequent Baltimore attack-both part of the larger British Chesapeake campaign. For the story of that campaign, this is now the narrative to read (Publishers Weekly)

With ample quotes from English letters and diaries, Snow ably brings out the humanity of his subjects (Kirkus Reviews)

Peter Snow's account of this extraordinary event in British-American relations reads like a military thriller, each chapter raising the tension with a mass of detail and a kaleidoscope of characters who transform this book from what could have been a dry, chronological account into a riveting romp . . . Snow adds an extra ingredient - a boyish enthusiasm for his subject . . . a meticulous and fascinating account (The Times)

A stirring tale (Max Hastings, The Spectator)

The result is superb. When Britain Burned the White House is an exemplary work of history - lucid, witty and humane, with terrific pace, and so even-handed that it will surely be received as well in America as here (The Spectator)

Snow builds his account on the voices of those who fought and witnessed the campaign, from nervous US militiamen to Ross, Cockburn and Dolley Madison, the president's resourceful wife. Written with verve and insight, this is a fitting reminder of a remarkable interlude in a war that deserves to be better known (BBC History Magazine)

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The 1814 invasion of Washington.

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