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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony S. Pitch Narrator: Anthony S. Pitch Publisher: Naval Institute Press Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With all the immediacy of an eyewitness account, Anthony Pitch recounts the dramatic story of the British invasion of Washington, D.C. in the summer of 1814. The British torched the Capitol, the White House, and other buildings, setting off an inferno that illuminated the countryside for miles around and sent President James Madison galloping out of town. The author's gripping account is filled with details of the attack and directs listeners to the exact location of scorch marks that can still be found on White House stones. He also describes the valiant defense of nearby Fort McHenry and the story of Francis Scott Key, who was detained on a British warship in Baltimore Harbor and wrote what would become The Star Spangled Banner. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Roger Henley | 1/8/2012

    " This book is extraordinary. Details of events was well explained. I could not put the book down. There was a lot of research of facts backing the historical events which had occured. I recommend any one to read this book. History in the making. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Bird | 1/8/2005

    " As Maryland attempts to cash in on the war of 1812, it's worth remembering how far from our finest hour it really was. This is an excellent account, with particular interest for those of us living in the neighborhood. "

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