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Tecumseh and Brock

The War of 1812

by James Laxer

tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), historical, military
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publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
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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.

About the Author

James Laxer

Award-winning author James Laxer has written many books and appears regularly on television discussions of issues of the day. He is a professor of political science at York University in Toronto. Visit James Laxer's blog: http://blog.jameslaxer.com/ Follow James Laxer on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jameslaxer/
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Editorial Reviews

[Laxer] displays an authoritative and sympathetic grasp of Native history ... Tecumseh and Brock promises a valuable alternative to the notion that history is invariably written by the victors.

— National Post

... a clever, scholarly and entirely readable contribution ...

— Edmonton Journal

Tecumseh and Brock stands out.

— Kingston Whig Standard

Tecumseh & Brock is comprehensive but not burdensome, a banquet of facts that can be enjoyed along with being instructive. Laxer proves Canadian history doesn’t have to be dull, particularly when told through the lives of people who lived it.

— Toronto Star

Laxer’s splendidly written, well-crafted book is a compelling narrative bound to excite and arouse Canadians looking for a great story.

— Chronicle Herald

Laxer has written a superb narrative of the causes, course and legacy of the war of 1812.

— Winnipeg Free Press

Laxer’s book serves as a good short introduction to the war.

— Globe and Mail

Important reading to understand the nature of American expansionism, British imperialism and white colonization.

— Canadian Dimension

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