Review: When Britain Burned the White House

Amy's Scrap Bag: A Blog About Libraries, Archives, and History

When Britain Burned the White House:  The 1814 Invasion of Washington by Peter Snow

Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.  Hardcover, 320 pages.Cover: When Britian Burned the White House

Note:  For the upcoming American Independence Day, a reminder the fight for freedom did not end with the American Revolution, thus my pick for this week’s book review.

First off, I originally selected When Britain Burned the White House in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway because I thought it would be good to know more about the War of 1812.  Even my college-level course barely glanced over it.  I did win the copy I read and I was pleasantly surprised.  This book was not only informative, but it was immaculately researched and written with a well-flowing prose.  Plus it honestly read like a good adventure novel!  I never expected to thoroughly enjoy reading this book!

Peter Snow, the brother-in-law of World War I historian Margaret MacMillan

View original post 586 more words


1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

One response to “Review: When Britain Burned the White House

  1. Thanks for reblogging my review!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s