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The Resource When Britain burned the White House : the 1814 invasion of Washington, Peter Snow

When Britain burned the White House : the 1814 invasion of Washington, Peter Snow

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When Britain burned the White House : the 1814 invasion of Washington
Title
When Britain burned the White House
Title remainder
the 1814 invasion of Washington
Statement of responsibility
Peter Snow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In August 1814 the United States' army is defeated in battle by an invading force just outside Washington DC. The US president and his wife have just enough time to pack their belongings and escape from the White House before the enemy enters. The invaders tuck into the dinner they find still sitting on the dining-room table and then set fire to the place. Peter Snow recounts the fast-changing fortunes of both sides of this extraordinary confrontation, the outcome of which inspired the writing of the 'Star-Spangled Banner', America's national anthem
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Snow, Peter
Dewey number
  • 973.5'23
  • 973.523
  • 973.523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • History
Label
When Britain burned the White House : the 1814 invasion of Washington, Peter Snow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781848546134
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848546134
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Label
When Britain burned the White House : the 1814 invasion of Washington, Peter Snow
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781848546134
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848546134
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

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