Flames Across the Border: 1813-1814

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Doubleday Canada, Limited, 2001 - History - 492 pages
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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 Border is 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.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Not a professional treatise on the war, but a good read with some elements of social history. The later 1812 war without the mythological figures of Tecumseh and Brock, but still, part of the library of those who wish to know Canada. Read full review

Review: Flames Across the Border: 1813-1814

User Review  - Will - Goodreads

Amazing. This 2nd of two volumes by Burton on the War of 1812 is a masterpiece. Readers looking for detailed accounts of every engagement or name of every unit will find what they seek elsewhere, but ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Pierre Berton, Canada's most widely read historian, was born in the Yukon and educated at UBC. Author of forty-seven books, he has received three Governor General's awards for nonfiction, two Nellies for broadcasting, two National Newspaper awards, the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, and the National History Society's first award for "distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history." He holds eleven honorary degrees, is a member of the Newsman's Hall of Fame, and is a Companion of the Order of Canada.

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