I'm a new subscriber from Ontario, Canada. My interest
in the War of 1812 goes back approximately ten years; for
about half that time I've belonged to "Friends of Fort
George", though I live too far away to visit Fort George
very often. Instead I make do with surfing the net for
information about the War of 1812 and reading books about
Which brings me to the question, has anyone here read
ISAAC BROCK: LARGER THAN LIFE (volume 8 of XYZ Publish-
ing's "The Quest Library" series) by Ven Begamudre? A complete
disappointment, IMHO--the first full-length bio-
graphy of Brock to appear in decades, and it's nothing but
fictionalized "soap" history. The publishers should have
chosen a military historian like Donald E. Graves to write
the book, not a novelist and author of "creative nonfic-
tion" who makes no secret of the fact that his "biography"
is intended as an anti-war tract.