Flames Across the Border: 1813-1814

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Doubleday Canada, May 18, 2011 - History - 496 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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Contents

Cast of Major Characters
xi
Changing U S Strategy Winter 1813
30
THE CAPTURE OF LITTLE YORK
34
The Capture of Little York 4647
46
The Capture of Fort George
67
The Niagara Peninsula I813
73
The Battle of Beaver Dams
87
I
100
Wilkinson Moves on Montreal October 31November
230
Phase I
238
THE NIAGARA IN FLAMES
246
The Niagara Frontier December 1813
248
MARKING TIME
269
THE STRUGGLE FOR THE FUR COUNTRY
300
Lake Huron Summer 1814
313
The Battle of Chippawa
323

The Northwest Frontier
105
The Battle of Fort Meigs
118
THE CONTEST FOR LAKE ERIE
129
Action on Lake Erie Summer 1813
133
1215 p m
159
240 p m
167
Procter Withdraws
183
The Battle of the Thames
199
Uh September 14October 5 1813
209
Lake Ontario October 1813
212
Phase 1
223
Phase 1
334
The Siege of Fort Erie
349
THE BURNING OF WASHINGTON
362
The British March on Washington August 1924 1814
365
I2 September I814
375
Lake Champlain 1814
378
The Battle of Lake Champlain
392
Aftermath
437
Select Bibliography
465
Index
481
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About the author (2011)

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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