Flames Across the Border: 1813-1814
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wjmcomposer - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - LibraryThing
This picks up where "The Invasion of Canada" ended, at the beginning of 1813. The American forces continue to suffer a string of defeats or hollow victories until the battle at Fort Stephenson, the ... Read full review