"Just in time for Canada Day weekend comes this thorough account of the life of the hero of the War of 1812."
The Globe and Mail
"With the approaching 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 this biography is a timely account of the life of the most celebrated participant in that conflict on the Canadian side."
The Winnipeg Free Press
"Turner brings decades of scholarship to The Astonishing General and the result is a nuanced appraisal of Brocks experiences in Upper and Lower Canada, his military success and his fatal failure at the Battle of Queenston Heights."
The Waterloo Region Record
With the War of 1812 bicentennial commemorations beginning this year, especially the Battle of Queenston Heights, this book is a delightful way to understand local history.
Escarpment Views magazine
“Still, that portly man emerges from each book not only as heroic and honourable in equal measure but as totally crush-worthy. Riley and Turner have done the biographer’s job well."