The Dawn's Early Light By Walter Lord- Paperback For Sale
ISBN: 0-8018-4684-4From the back of the book: It was the summer of 1814. Torn by internal conflict, plagued by an empty treasury, embittered by the human cost of a war that couldn't be won, the United States seemed on the verge of collapse. Yet within a few months America was again safe and at peace, her people unified, her economy mending. The turning point in this amazing reversal of fortune is the story of this book. Walter Lord- author of such best-sellers as A Night to Rememberand A Day of Infamy- brings to life a remarkable moment in what we now call The War of 1812. Readers will sight the British invasion fleet with lookout Joseph Middleton. March through the dusty Maryland countryside with British subaltern George Robert Gleig. Fight with Madison at Bladensburg- The only time an American president has ever been commander in chief on an actual field of battle. See Dolley Madison try to save George Washington's portrait as the White House goes up in flames. The shock arouses a dormant country, and just three weeks later General Sam Smith and the embattled defenders of Baltimore finally turn the invaders back at the Battle of North Point. This is a story of blunders and coups, of cowardice and courage. But above all, it is a story of an America we often forget today: a small, young, and not always wise country struggling against the most powerful nation in the world. Things were dark in that summer of 1814, but in a sudden dramatic turnabout, a whole new sense of national identity emerged from the smoky haze of what Francis Scott Key so lyrically called "the dawn's early light"." Please see my other listings for additional items. I do combine shipping. Thank you for shopping!
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