5 stars - A Matter of Honour: The Life, Campaigns and Generalship of Isaac Brock "Jonathan Riley, himself a former Lieutenant General, has written a great book covering General the Brock's life and his campaign in Canada, with the knowledge of a senior and decorated Army Officer." by Mr M J Cornwell
Published by Frontline Books
Isaac Brock was the British general responsible for defending the long frontier of Upper Canada with meagre forces in the opening days of the War of 1812. Revered by generations of schoolchildren as the "Saviour of Upper Canada" and commemorated by a towering monument on Queenston Heights, Brock is best known in Canada for his vigorous measures to defend against the invading American forces and for the daring exploit at Queenston Heights in which he died. Brock was a resourceful field commander who believed in offensive measures to keep his opponent off-balance and he is probably best known in the United States for managing to cow U.S. General William Hull into surrendering Detroit, to that general’s eternal shame.
This book focuses on Brock's generalship and career as a military commander and also as a civil administrator for the government of Upper Canada. Early chapters deal with his life and military service up to 1791. The book also records his command of the 49th Regiment in the Low Countries and at Copenhagen up to his arrival in Canada in 1802.
Isaac Brock spent more time in Canada than any other British general who fought in the War of 1812. He faced a difficult situation in Canada, defending a long frontier with meagre resources. However, he was renowned for his resourcefulness, inspiring leadership and ability to keep opponents off-balance
Size: 6" x 9"
Number of pages: 352 pages
Images: Pictures and maps •Endnotes, Bibliography, Index
Language: English text