Mr. and Mrs. Madison's war : America's first couple and the second war of independence / Hugh Howard ; [maps by Moacir de Sá Pereira].

The War of 1812 remains the least understood of America's wars. To some it was a conflict that resolved nothing, but to others, it was our second war of independence, settling once and for all that America would never again submit to Britain. At its center was James Madison--our most meditative...

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Main Author: Howard, Hugh, 1952-
Other Authors: De Sá Pereira, Moacir.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2012.
Edition:1st U.S. ed.
Table of 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.