Synopses & Reviews
The Call to Arms is the first of six books in the series Upper Canada Preserved -- War of 1812. Each book in this battlefield chronicle combines the best of modern historical research with extensive quotes from original official documents and personal letters to bring to life this crucial period of Canada's early history. Numerous images of locations at the time are counterpointed with modern pictures taken from the same perspective to give a true then-and-now effect. Maps are also included to trace the course of individual battles stage by stage, while placing and moving the shifting formations of troops across a geographically accurate battlefield.
In this first entry in the series, the focus is on the 1812 invasions of Upper Canada: the Battles of Detroit, Queenston Heights, and Frenchman's Creek, featuring the exploits of such figures as General Isaac Brock and Tecumseh, among others.