Picture of Dolley Madison: "The Enemy Cannot Frighten a Free People"

Dolley Madison

"The Enemy Cannot Frighten a Free People"

Series: Americans—The Spirit of a Nation

By Zachary Kent

As British soldiers marched toward Washington, D.C. on August 24, 1814, Dolley Madison bravely stayed at the White House waiting for her husband, President James Madison. Most residents had fled the city, but Dolley had to save important documents and valuables from the White House, including the famous painting of George Washington. Dolley left the city only hours before the British arrived. Dolley Madison had been a leading social and political figure in Washington for many years and helped to rebuild the American capital. Author Zachary Kent explores the life of this First Lady from her humble childhood to her legacy as a national hero.

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Reviews

"The book is clearly written . . ."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, May 2010

". . . these balanced titles consistently sort fact from fiction and confirm each figure's place in history . . . well-documented biographies."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2010

". . . these books should attract reluctant readers and serve as a starting point for reports."

VOYA, December 2010

"Detailed chapter notes are included with complete citations for additional research making this a valuable research tool."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, July 29, 2010

". . . this entry is a welcome addition to middle school libraries."

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