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Paths of Glory: The Life and Death of General James Wolfe

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Ugly, gangling, and tormented by agonising illness, Major General James Wolfe was an unlikely hero. Yet in 1759, Wolfe's victory, bought at the cost of his life, ensured that English, not French, would become the dominant language in North America. But was there more to James Wolfe than a celebrated death? This book seeks to answer that question.
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Hambledon & London (first published January 1st 2006)
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Nov 03, 2015 Jerome rated it it was amazing
A thorough, accessible, and engaging biography of General James Wolfe, with the battle at Quebec being the main highlight. Brumwell’s research is thorough and he fully explores the life and controversies of this man, and he does a fine job fleshing out Wolfe as a real person with real human qualities.

Wolfe had seen action at Culloden and considered his service in North America as “the dirtiest and the most insignificant and unpleasant” position he could have found himself in, as well as a genera
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