The title of today's book of the day might lead you to think that we're featuring a dual biography. But Tecumseh & Brock in fact offers a compelling view of the War of 1812 -- which historians have long treated as a second American revolution -- by bringing to life the Native struggle for nationhood and sovereignty; the battle between the British Empire and the United States over Upper and Lower Canada; and finally, at the heart of it, the unlikely friendship and political alliance between Tecumseh, the Shawnee chieftain and charismatic leader of the Native confederacy, and Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, protector and defender of the British Empire. Highly engaging and impeccably researched, Tecumseh & Brock is a powerful work of history, an epic story of empires and emerging nations, of politics and power, and of two leaders whose legacy still lives on today.
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