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The Astonishing General by Wesley B. Turner by Wesley B. Turner

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Guernsey, officially the Bailiwick of Guernsey, lies forty-eight kilometres west of the coast of Normandy. Compared to them, however, the way Brock acted and what he achieved in so short a time were so unexpected that I believe the most appropriate term for them is astonishing. They are the remnants of English holdings in Brittany, Normandy, and other parts of the mainland. For one thing, he was admired by his American foes almost as much as by his own people. Those times in Europe, North America, and elsewhere were tumultuous. It differs from chain shot, which was naval ammunition used against enemy rigging. American ships also carried American newspapers, which were valuable sources of information.

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The Astonishing General: The Life and Legacy of Sir Isaac Brock by Wesley B. Turner

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Was an entire and long chapter about the remainder of the war necessary when a few pages would do it just as much justice? Perry, Winfield Scott, and Laura Secord, to mention a few. See also, Bamford and Carroll, Four Years on the Great Lakes, 31—2. Even more striking is how a British general whose military role in that two-and-a-half-year war lasted less than five months became the best known hero and one revered far and wide. Astonishing General tells of his life, his career, and his legacy, particularly in the Canadas, and of the context in which he lived. He had only one experience of participating in combat before going to the distant British colony of Canada where he spent ten years in command posts that involved principally administrative duties. Each post would have a superintendent, storekeeper, and other officers of the Indian Department, whose tasks included distributing gifts to aboriginal allies, maintaining bonds of friendship, and keeping detailed reports on native attitudes and actions.

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The carronade required a smaller gun crew and smaller charges than a long gun but had a shorter range about 500 yards. Often, battalion and regiment were used interchangeably. The Canadas and northeastern United States. In the most recent study of Brock, M. The earliest of those heroic individuals was Isaac Brock who in some ways was the most unlikely of heroes.

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Wesley B. Turner: Astonishing General (PDF)

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The rest of his life would be determined by the vagaries of war. Even more striking is how a British general whose military role in that two-and-a-half-year war lasted less than five months became the best known hero and one revered far and wide. It tells of his life, his career and legacy, particularly in the Canadas, and of the context within which he lived. Courtesy of Loris Gasparotto British-native relations rested upon mutual benefits focused primarily on trade, but wars in North America with France and the American War of Independence created needs for military co-operation. Turner finds this outcome astonishing and approaches the subject from that point of view. It tells of his life, his career and legacy, particularly in the Canadas, and of the context within which he lived.

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One of the most enduring legacies on both the United States and Canadian sides was the creation of heroes and heroines. Benn explains that the Six Nations Reserve was normally called the Grand River Tract in1812. The earliest of those heroic individuals was Isaac Brock who in some ways was the most unlikely of heroes. This book did do one thing for me though - it made me feel bad for Gen. Britain was most concerned that no single power should dominate Europe and that any country controlling Antwerp and the mouth of the Scheldt posed a serious threat to British maritime communications and security. This was the beginning of the Peninsular War which tied down thousands of French troops there, but likewise committed Britain to major land warfare for an unpredictable future. Even more striking is how a British general whose military role in that two-and-a-half-year war lasted less than five months became the best known hero and one revered far and wide.

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The Astonishing General: The Life and Legacy of Sir Isaac Brock

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Even more striking is how a British general whose military role in that two-and-a-half-year war lasted less than five months became the best known hero and one revered far and wide. For one thing, he was admired by his American foes almost as much as by his own people. The cost was high because all transactions had to be paid in specie. Many terms used in 1812, as well as earlier and later, are now considered politically incorrect or demeaning to the people in question, but their use in a historical context provides accuracy and authenticity and in no sense is intended to offend anyone or any group. He led the militia who were essentially civilians and co-operated easily with native leaders and their followers. Both Britain and the United States desired to settle a number of disputes, one being the continued British occupation of frontier posts within the boundaries of the United States. Der Fließ­text wird dynamisch an die Display- und Schrift­größe ange­passt.

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The Astonishing General : The Life and Legacy of Sir Isaac Brock by Wesley B. Turner (2011, Hardcover) for sale online

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One of the most enduring legacies of the War of 1812 on both the United States and Canadian sides was the creation of heroes and heroines. Latimer, 1812: War with America, 16; see page 6 for a favourable view of the treatment of sailors in the Royal Navy. The posts they withdrew from included such major forts as Detroit, Niagara, and Mackinac also known as Fort Michilimackinac. A fine analysis of Brock's life and career. Even more striking is how a British general whose military role in that two-and-a-half-year war lasted less than five months became the best known hero and one revered far and wide. During the Napoleonic period, the British Army had 104 regiments of the line, each having one battalion and some as many as six. For one thing, he was admired by his American foes almost as much as by his own people.

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The Astonishing General: The Life and Legacy of Sir Isaac Brock

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Thus, the British 49th Regiment and the American Thirteenth Infantry Regiment. If they said yes, they received a cash bounty; if no, they were still pressed into the service but without a bounty. The earliest of those heroic individuals was Major-General Isaac Brock who, in some ways, was the most unlikely of heroes. He taught history in high schools and at Brock University for thirty-one years before retiring. Very little is here about his life before coming to Canada, and most of this book is limited to external views on his life. It tells of his life, his career and legacy, particularly in the Canadas, and of the context within which he lived. Graves, The War of 1812 Journal of Le Couteur, 5—6.

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