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  • The Naval War of 1812 | Theodore Roosevelt

    The Naval War of 1812

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Theodore Roosevelt
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
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    Published when Theodore Roosevelt was only 23 years old, The Naval War of 1812 was immediately hailed as a literary and scholarly triumph, and it is still considered the definitive book on the subject. It caused considerable controversy for its bold refutation of earlier accounts of the war, but its brilliant analysis and balanced tone left critics floundering, changed the course of U.S. military history by renewing interest in our obsolete forces, and set the young author and political hopeful on a path to greatness.

  • The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814 | Anthony S. Pitch

    The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Anthony S. Pitch
    • Narrated By Anthony S. Pitch
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    With all the immediacy of an eyewitness account, Anthony Pitch recounts the dramatic story of the British invasion of Washington, D.C. in the summer of 1814. The British torched the Capitol, the White House, and other buildings, setting off an inferno that illuminated the countryside for miles around and sent President James Madison galloping out of town. The author's gripping account also describes the valiant defense of nearby Fort McHenry and the story of the writing of The Star Spangled Banner.

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