Paths of Glory: The Life and Death of General James Wolfe (Paperback)Steve Brumwell (author)
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 20/10/2007
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In 1759 General James Wolfe was killed at Quebec, winning the battle that decided the fate of North America. Just thirty-two years old, Wolfe became a popular hero, immortalised in epic paintings. During the past half century, however, his reputation has waned under assault by critics who see him as a bloodthirsty and priggish mediocrity, famous for one singularly lucky - though crucial - victory. But was there more to James Wolfe than a celebrated death? Stephen Brumwell's highly-praised biography seeks to answer that question, deploying penetrating research and vivid prose to boldly reassess a soldier whose short but dramatic life changed the course of world history.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 32 mm
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