Flames Across the Border: 1813-1814
by Pierre Berton (9780385658386)

Flames Across the Border: 1813-1814
 
Pierre Berton
Release Date: 14 August 2001
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
Category: Canada
ISBN: 9780385658386
ISBN-10: 0385658389



The Canada-U.S. border was in flames as the War of 1812 continued. York's parliament buildings were on fire, Niagara-on-the-Lake burned to the ground and Buffalo lay in ashes. Even the American capital of Washington, far to the south, was put to the torch. The War of 1812 had become one of the nineteenth century's bloodiest struggles.
Flames Across the Border" "is a compelling evocation of war at its most primeval level -- the muddy fields, the frozen forests and the ominous waters where men fought and died. Pierre Berton skilfully captures the courage, determination and terror of the universal soldier, giving new dimension and fresh perspective to this early conflict between the two emerging nations of North America.

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