The dawn's early light
In the summer of 1814, enemy naval and ground forces made a coordinated assault on Washington, DC, capital of the new republic, and then set their sights on Baltimore, home port to some of the most rapacious American privateers on the high seas. In The Dawn's Early Light , Walter Lord captures these events during the War of 1812.
A native Baltimorean, Lord wrote with great force and feeling of the subsequent defense of Fort McHenry, the circumstances of Francis Scott Key's writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and the rebirth of a young country. Students consider this book to be one of the best short narratives of the Chesapeake campaign.
This reissue of The Dawn's Early Light celebrates the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore. Scott S. Sheads, a National Park Service ranger and specialist on the event, introduces the book, which will remain a popular favorite for years to come.
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|Full title||dawn s early light|
|Last Update||2018-05-20 04:36:55AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-06-25 04:41:04AM|
|author||Lord, Walter, 1917-2002.|
|available_at_aacpl||Annapolis Library, Kuethe Genealogical Library|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Annapolis Library - MD Gold Star/Temporarily located at the Truxal Library AACC, Kuethe Historical and Genealogical Library - Call 410-760-9679 for location and hours.|
|display_description||The climactic shaping of "the land of the free" during the hazardous events of 1814 in Washington, Baltimore, and London.|
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|itype_aacpl||Available at the Kuethe Historical and Genealogical Library, Maryland Gold Star / Does not circulate from Annapolis Branch|
|local_callnumber_aacpl||* MD 973.52 L, P3 .L85|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Annapolis Library, Kuethe Genealogical Library|
|record_details||ils:a1161459|Book|Books||English|Norton,|1972.|384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm., ils:a800728|Book|Books|Johns Hopkins paperbacks ed.|English|Johns Hopkins University Press,|1994.|384 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Kuethe Library Historical & Genealogical Research Center - H, Maryland -- History -- War of 1812 -- Campaigns, Maryland Gold Star Collection, United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Campaigns|
|title_display||The dawn's early light|
|title_full||The dawn's early light [Gold Star] / Walter Lord, The dawn's early light [Kuethe] / Walter Lord|
|title_short||The dawn's early light|