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Generally Speaking: The Memoirs of Major-General Richard Rohmer

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Major-General Richard Rohmer is arguably Canada's most decorated citizen. A commander of the Order of Military Merit and an Officer of the Order of Canada, his career began in World War II where he earned the reputation as one of Canada's top Mustang reconnaissance pilots. For his service, which includes flying over the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, he received the Disting ...more
Hardcover, 656 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Dundurn (first published January 1st 2004)
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I can't add anything to the book summary given on Goodreads except to say that the book was an enjoyable experience and certainly worthwhile reading.
I became interested in this title initially because my first cousin once removed was H L Wolf, an RCAF First Lieutenant and pilot during World War II. He served with reconniassance pilot Rohmer during the war. Wolf was killed while flying during the Battle of Normandy.
This book is a celebration of the life of a man who has made the best of his years
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Richard Rohmer’s father, a loveable bounder, plays in the Grey Cup and uses the attendant good will to get ahead in business. Young Rohmer joins the RCAF, makes valuable connections, and then pursues a post-war career as an amiable and civic-minded political fixer. He invents and patents the portable gas station. He meets Ike, Patton, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Di, Farley Mowat, John Diefenbaker and Rosemary Clooney, but not at the same time. He gives a speech about how Canada couldn’t repel an a ...more
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Major-General (Ret'd) Richard Heath Rohmer, OC, CMM, DFC, O.Ont, KStJ, CD, OL, QC, JD, LLD (born in 1924). Canada's most decorated citizen, an aviator, a senior lawyer (aviation law), adviser to business leaders and the Government of Ontario and is a prolific writer. Rohmer was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and spent some of his early youth in Pasadena, California as well as in western Ontario at Win ...more
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