InThe Fighting Canadians, David J. Bercuson tells Canadian history through the eyes, ears and colours of Canadian regiments. From the 17th century, when the "Good Regiment," the Carignan-salières, fought the Mohawks at Courcelles, to the Newfoundland Regiment's valiant but brutal stand at Beaumont-Hamel in the Battle of the somme, from the Winnipeg Grenadiers' engagement with the Japanese in the Battle of Hong Kong to the Princess Patricias' trial by fire in the war in Afghanistan, Bercuson tells the story of brave men and women at war.
The Fighting Canadiansis a celebration of and a testament to the centuries-old tradition that lives on to this day, a venerable system that those now fighting in Afghanistan depend upon as they, too, face a terrible but necessary task.
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DAVID J. BERCUSON has written, co-authored or edited over 30 popular and academic books, includingOne Christmas in Washington,The Patricias,The Destruction of the BismarckandBlood on the Hills. He is a regular commentator for television and radio, and has written forThe Globe and Mail, theCalgary Herald, theNational Postand theToronto Star, among many other newspapers. Since 1997, he has been director of the Centre of Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary. He is Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the 33 Field Engineer Squadron, a Land Force Reserve military engineer unit of the Canadian Forces. Bercuson lives in Calgary.
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Book Description Harpercollins Canada, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002007347