Learning the Hard Way

The Leadership Experiences of Lieutenant Agar Adamson during the South African War, 1899-1902. This book investigates the early military career of AA who later commanded the PPCLI during the First World War for a length of time. Essentially I argue that his accomplishments during the Great War cannot be fully understood and appreciated without an understanding of his early service (in this case, with Strathcona’s Horse).

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In Their Own Words

Canadian Stories of Valour and Bravery from Afghanistan, 2001-2007. For this book project, I interviewed a number of soldiers from the PPCLI and RCR who earned military valour or bravery decorations for their actions overseas. Each interviewee described what he did on a specific day that resulted in recognition. The vast majority of the book is first-hand “testimony” and thus is extremely powerful.

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