Flames Across the Border

Flames Across the Border

1813-1814

Book - 1981
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The Canada--U.S. border was in flames as the War of 1812 continued. York's parliament buildings were on fire, Niagara-on-the-Lake burned to the ground and Buffalo lay in ashes. Even the American capital of Washington, far to the south, was put to the torch. The War of 1812 had become one of the nineteenth century's bloodiest struggles. Flames Across the Borderis a compelling evocation of war at its most primeval level -- the muddy fields, the frozen forests and the ominous waters where men fought and died. Pierre Berton skilfully captures the courage, determination and terror of the universal soldier, giving new dimension and fresh perspective to this early conflict between the two emerging nations of North America. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: [Toronto] : McClelland and Stewart, c1981.
ISBN: 9780771012440
0771012446
Characteristics: 492 p. :,maps ;,25 cm.

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rb3221
Mar 20, 2015

OUR history..a must read for all Canadians interested in Canada. The major differences between Canadians and Americans are clearly established from this tragic war and explained very well by Pierre Berton.

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johnsankey
Nov 22, 2010

one of the great books of Canadian history

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history_wingnut
Dec 30, 2009

Another rendition of Pierre Berton's unique ability to tell the history of big events from little people's perspective, covering a fascinating time period. An epic story full of incompetence, apathy, exuberance, death, and madness.

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