June 7, 2013

Steve Vogel spoke about his book, Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation, at Politics & Prose on Friday, June 7, 2013.

Before 9/11, before Pearl Harbor, there was the burning of Washington in 1814. Led by British Admiral Cockburn, English soldiers looted the capital, forcing President Madison to flee. For six weeks the fate of the nation hung in the balance. Vogel, a Washington Post reporter specializing in military affairs and author of The Pentagon, recounts in vivid detail how the U.S. emerged victorious, with a renewed sense of purpose—and a national anthem.

Through the Perilous Fight: From the Burning of Washington to the Star-Spangled Banner: The Six Weeks That Saved the Nation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812981391
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 27th, 2014