Tecumseh & Brock

Tecumseh & Brock

The War of 1812

Book - 2012
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At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the British Empire is engaged in a titanic war with Napoleonic France for global supremacy. The American Republic is quickly expanding its territory along the western frontier, while native peoples struggle to protect their lands from the relentless wave of new settlers.

Bestselling author and scholar James Laxer offers a fresh and compelling view of this decisive war, by bringing to life two major contests: the native peoples' Endless War to establish nationhood and sovereignty on their traditional territories and the American campaign to settle its grievances with Britain through the conquest of Canada. At the heart of this story is the unlikely friendship and political alliance of Tecumseh, the Shawnee chief and charismatic leader of the native confederacy, and Major-General Isaac Brock, defender and protector of the British Crown. Together, these two towering figures secured what would become the nation of Canada.

Vividly rendered and passionately depicted, Tecumseh and Brock is a highly engaging, impeccably researched, and powerful work of history.

Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi, c2012.
ISBN: 9780887842610
Characteristics: 355 p. :,ill., maps ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: Tecumseh and Brock


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Jan 01, 2017

A concise history of the lead up and the war of 1812 with a specific focus on General Brock and Tecumseh. Well annotated with a clear and readable narrative style. Worth reading if you are interested.

Feb 04, 2014

1st comment lol

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