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Flames Across the Border: The Canadian-American Tragedy, 1813-1814.

BERTON, Pierre.

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ISBN 10: 0316092177 / ISBN 13: 9780316092173
Published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1981
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Small 4to. Orange cloth spine and cream paper over boards, dust jacket. xiv, 492pp. Maps, pictorial endpapers.Near fine/very good. Slight bit of jacket edgewear. A tight and attractive first U.S. edition. Bookseller Inventory # 22163

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Title: Flames Across the Border: The ...

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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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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