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Praise for "Through the Perilous Fight"

“Steve Vogel’s “The Perilous Fight” is probably the best piece of military history that I have read or reviewed in the past five years…This well-researched and superbly written history has all the trappings of a good novel.”
- Gary Anderson - Special to The Washington Times

In “Through the Perilous Fight,” Washington Post reporter Steve Vogel does a superb job of bringing this woeful tale to life. He leavens his fast-paced narrative with lively vignettes of the principal participants in this folly.
- Joyce Appelby - The Washington Post

“The War of 1812 remains one of the most important and least appreciated events in American history. In these engaging pages, Steve Vogel does much to rectify that, telling the story of a critical episode of the conflict with eloquence and insight.”
- Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power"

“Before 9/11 was 1814—the year the enemy burned the nation’s capital. Steve Vogel gives a splendid account, fast-paced and detailed, of the uncertainty, the peril and the valor of those days.”
- Richard Brookhiser, author of "James Madison"

Very fine storytelling, impeccably researched. Through the Perilous Fight brings to life the fraught events of 1814 with compelling and convincing vigor.
- Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of "An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943"

"A swift, vibrant account of the accidents, intricacies and insanities of war."
- Kirkus Reviews

“Vogel…superbly dramatizes a campaign whose legacy is “The Star-Spangled Banner,” both the anthem and the flag for which it stands, today displayed in Washington.”
- Booklist

“This is a high academic achievement but it reads so well you will think it is a fast-paced novel. Surely this work will become the premiere source for anyone wanting to know the essential story of the national anthem, and the fascinating tale of how six weeks of war saved the nation.”
- Lincoln Journal Star

    Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation
  • About Steve Vogel

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    Steve Vogel is the author of "The Pentagon" and a veteran military reporter for The Washington Post.
  • About The Book

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    "Through the Perilous Fight" combines bravura storytelling with brilliantly rendered character sketches to recreate the thrilling six-week period when Americans rallied from the ashes to overcome their oldest adversary—and win themselves a new birth of freedom.
  • Contact

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    Email Steve Vogel:
    Postal Mail for Steve Vogel:
    P.O. Box 301
    Barnesville MD 20838
  • Also by Steve Vogel

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    This study of a single enigmatic building tells a broader story of modern American history, from the eve of World War II to the new wars of the twenty-first century. Steve Vogel has crafted a dazzling work of military social history that merits comparison with the best works of David Halberstam or David McCullough. Like its namesake, The Pentagon is a true landmark.

Buy the Book

If you would like a signed and personally inscribed copy of Through the Perilous Fight or The Pentagon , please send a check or money order along with a note with the requested inscription and a mailing address for sending the books to the following address:

Steve Vogel
PO Box 301
Barnesville, Md. 20838

Hardcovers of each book are available for $25, and paperback for $15. Include $5 shipping/handling for each hardcover book and $4 for each paperback.