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).
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.