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Lecture: The Burning of Washington – The British Invasion of 1814
August 24, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
In August 1814, British troops completed a 50-mile march to capture the young American capital. In no time, British arsonists set off an inferno whose glow was seen miles away. This attack was one of the defining moments in the coming-of-age of the United States, and Anthony Pitch tells the dramatic story in The Burning of Washington. A book signing follows the program.
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