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Northern Armageddon

September 2009

“The best record of the true battle has been published by Peter MacLeod, the pre-confederation historian at the young Canadian War Museum in Ottawa”

Ottawa Citizen, Sep 12, 2009
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Northern Armageddon

March 2009

“Anyone with even a little sense of Canadian history knows the basic story of the battle for Quebec. …but it’s only a small part of the tale. MacLeod understands that the real story is more complex and much more human, filled with everyday folk who found themselves in the middle of one of the great game-changing moments in history. It’s these myriad narrative strings – which MacLeod so expertly weaves together – that make Northern Armageddon: The Battle of the Plains of Abraham so thoroughly enjoyable.”

The Beaver, Mar 31, 2009
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Northern Armageddon

February 2009

“MacLeod has delved deeply into the archives to pull out new eyewitness accounts, and his descriptions of the fighting are chilling. In his masterful prose, the reader can taste the sweat, smell the fear and hear the screams of agony. But the real strength of the work is the detailed examination of events leading up to the battle… Whatever the recent controversy over the re-enactments in this, the battle’s 250th anniversary, MacLeod paints a brutal picture of the fierce contest that decided Canada’s fate.”

Globe and Mail, Feb 14, 2009
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Northern Armageddon

January 2009

“Rooted in original research, featuring quotations and images that have never appeared before, Northern Armageddon immerses the reader in the campaign, battle and siege through the eyes of dozens of participants…”

History Society Book Club, Jan 28, 2009
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Northern Armageddon

January 2009

Northern Armageddon is riveting, human and thoroughly engaging, a must-read for anyone hoping to understand Canada.”

Ottawa Citizen, Jan 24, 2009
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Northern Armageddon

January 2009

“MacLeod – whose day job is pre-confederation historian at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa – marries an academic historian’s fidelity to detail and a crisp writing style out of the Pierre Berton school of popular history. It’s a happy union for the reader. …Northern Armageddon is straight-up military history, a vivid retelling of the battle that focuses on strategy, logistics, weaponry and military psychology.”

Winnipeg Free Press, Jan 17, 2009
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Northern Armageddon

January 2009

Northern Armageddon is riveting, human and thoroughly engaging, a must-read for anyone hoping to understand Canada…”

Montreal Gazette, Jan 17, 2009
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Northern Armageddon

January 2009

“A wound that has never really healed, the Battle of the Plains of Abraham has long fixated professional and amateur scholars. Historian Peter MacLeod’s masterful Northern Armageddon weaves an impressive amount of fact and anecdotal material into a dramatic narrative, weighing old myths and adding a few new ones of his own. Apart from a superb analytical mind and clear, stylish prose, his greatest strength is an informed obsession with military strategy. While the best of the old-school scholars, Francis Parkman and C.P. Stacey, wrote like aged army hounds, rehashing the game, awarding their own medals and lashes, MacLeod takes us onto the battlefield.”

Montreal Gazette, Jan 16, 2009
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Northern Armageddon

January 2009

“MacLeod is the pre-Confederation historian at the Canadian War Museum and his splendidly written and researched book makes clear that the battle was a close-run struggle.”

Legion Magazine, Jan 13, 2009
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Northern Armageddon

December 2008

“Finally a book about…Armageddon, 1759… Almost 250 years ago, in an eight-minute span, a brief fight on the Plains of Abraham shaped the future of our continent. In Northern Armageddon, author Peter MacLeod presents a vivid, blow-by-blow account of that pivotal battle in Canadian history. As he notes, the bloody affair, which took place outside Quebec City on Sept. 13, 1759, helped determine the fate of North America's First Nations, and the future paths of Canada and the US.”

Maclean's Magazine, Dec 16, 2008
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