Washington in Flames
America's new capital, built along the Potomac River in the middle of swampland and forests seemed to many an unlikely target for an enemy invasion. They were wrong. Even though there were warnings of an impending attack, the government was unprepared for the disaster of August 24, 1814. This horrific event should never have happened. It was definitely preventable. That is the overall theme of the book.

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