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British Generals in the War of 1812: High Command in the Canadas

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In British Generals in the War of 1812 Wesley Turner takes a fresh look at five British Generals - Sir George Prevost, Isaac Brock, Roger Sheaffe, Baron Francis de Rottenburg, and Gordon Drummond - who held the highest civil and military command in the Canadas. He considers their formative experiences in the British Army and on active service in European and West Indian theatres and evaluates their roles in the context of North American conditions, which were very different from those of Europe. Turner answers questions about the quality of each general's leadership, particularly that of Isaac Brock, the best known of these five generals. He argues that Brock's charge up Queenston Heights - the basis for his heroic stature - was brave but hardly a demonstration of competent leadership. Turner also shows us that while the other generals displayed courage in combat, they had to face problems raised by American military successes and by the strains of warfare on the civilian population. British Generals in the War of 1812 explores why these commanders succeeded or failed and why, except for Brock, they are all but forgotten.

Synopsis:

The Canadian people have faced crises of leadership, but never more seriously than during the War of 1812. Despite the many studies of this turbulent time, there are still controversies over traditional issues, one being the quality of leadership on both sides.

About the Author

Wesley B. Turner, retired from the history department at Brock University, is the author of numerous books on the War of 1812 including The Astonishing General: Sir Isaac Brock in Canada (2011). He lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780773539310
Author:
Turner, Wesley B
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Author:
Turner, Wesley B.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » War of 1812
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General

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