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Howard, Hugh, 1952-
Mr. and Mrs. Madison's war : America's first couple and the second war of independence / Hugh Howard
Alternate Title America's first couple and the second war of independence
1st U.S. ed
New York : Bloomsbury Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E354 .H78 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- War of 1812
Madison, James, 1751-1836
Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849
Physical Description xviii, 365 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Contents Rumors of war -- America at war, 1812-1813. The war begins ; "A distempered imagination" -- The guns of August 1814. A meeting at the President's house ; A sense of uncertainty ; Reports from the front ; The British are coming! ; "The Bladensburg races" ; Washington in flames ; The exiles return -- Washington regained. A new resolution ; Gloom or glory? -- The view from Montpelier -- The War of 1812 timeline
Summary In this powerful new work, drawing on countless primary sources, acclaimed historian Hugh Howard presents a gripping account of the War of 1812 as James and Dolley Madison experienced it
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-353) and index

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