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  • Foreword: A Dramatic Moment in American History, Robert L. Breeden
  • The Burning of Washington, Anthony S. Pitch
  • The White House Before the Fire, William Seale
  • Ruin and Regeneration, William B. Bushong
  • The White House Collection: Reminders of 1814, Betty C. Monkman
  • Dolley Madison Has the Last Word: The Famous Letter, David S. Mattern
  • In a Nantucket Graveyard, Neil W. Horstman
  • A Satirical View: Politics in Rhyme, Mary A. Hackett
  • Eyewitness Accounts of the Burning of the White House: They Were There

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