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The Resource The burning of the White House : James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812, Jane Hampton Cook

The burning of the White House : James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812, Jane Hampton Cook

Label
The burning of the White House : James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812
Title
The burning of the White House
Title remainder
James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812
Statement of responsibility
Jane Hampton Cook
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's unimaginable today, even for a generation that saw the Twin Towers fall and the Pentagon attacked. It's unimaginable because in 1814 enemies didn't fly overhead, they marched through the streets; and for 26 hours in August, the British enemy marched through Washington, D.C. and set fire to government buildings, including the U.S. Capitol and the White House. Relying on first-hand accounts, historian Jane Hampton Cook weaves together several different narratives to create a vivid, multidimensional account of the burning of Washington, including the escalation that led to it and the immediate aftermath. From James and Dolley Madison to the British admiral who ordered the White House set aflame, historical figures are brought to life through their experience of this unprecedented attack
Summary
In a book told from multiple points of view, and drawing on first-hand accounts, the author brings to life the invasion in 1814 by the British enemy under the command of Rear Admiral George Cockburn, who marched through Washington, D.C. and set fire to several government buildings, including the U.S. Capitol and the White House. Among those displaced were the occupants of the beleaguered presidential mansion, James and Dolley Madison. The narrative revisits the escalation that led to and the immediate aftermath of this unprecedented attack
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10527329
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Cook, Jane Hampton
Dewey number
975.3/02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Madison, James
  • Madison, Dolley
  • Madison, Dolley
  • Madison, James
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • Capture of Washington by the British (1814)
  • War of 1812
  • Military campaigns
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / Military / United States
  • HISTORY / Military / War of 1812
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812
Label
The burning of the White House : James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812, Jane Hampton Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pirate -- Mighty little Madison -- Hello, Dolley -- Dueling strategies -- Knickerbockers -- Torpedo -- Chesapeake fever -- Snubbed by Dolley -- Atrocious Hampton -- Dear Dolley -- The White House -- Hospitality and hostility -- Noses for news -- Not your average news day -- Superabundant force -- Twenty thousand reinforcements -- Hanging Madison -- Invasion -- The British are coming -- Spyglasses -- Bladensburg races -- Capitol conflagration -- White House inferno -- Displaced or conquered? -- Phoenix spices -- Phoenix multitude -- White House phoenix -- Dawn's early light -- Relocating the capital city -- Poor Mrs. Madison -- President's Club -- Uplifting news -- Rise of the First Lady -- Epilogue
Control code
1741040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 433 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781621574781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781621574781
  • (OCoLC)921870631
Label
The burning of the White House : James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812, Jane Hampton Cook
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The pirate -- Mighty little Madison -- Hello, Dolley -- Dueling strategies -- Knickerbockers -- Torpedo -- Chesapeake fever -- Snubbed by Dolley -- Atrocious Hampton -- Dear Dolley -- The White House -- Hospitality and hostility -- Noses for news -- Not your average news day -- Superabundant force -- Twenty thousand reinforcements -- Hanging Madison -- Invasion -- The British are coming -- Spyglasses -- Bladensburg races -- Capitol conflagration -- White House inferno -- Displaced or conquered? -- Phoenix spices -- Phoenix multitude -- White House phoenix -- Dawn's early light -- Relocating the capital city -- Poor Mrs. Madison -- President's Club -- Uplifting news -- Rise of the First Lady -- Epilogue
Control code
1741040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 433 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781621574781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781621574781
  • (OCoLC)921870631

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