Valiant Hearts

John Boileau

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ISBN: 9781551095486

Valiant Hearts

  Author:   John Boileau    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Valiant Hearts chronicles the stories of inspiration and courage shown by men in wartime, stretching from the Crimean War (1854-1856) to World War Two, telling the life stories of the gallant men from Atlantic Canada who won that most coveted of bravery awards- the Victoria Cross.

The twenty men profiled in this book all have strong connections to Atlantic Canada (11 of them were born in the region; 9 have other ties to the region, having either lived or served here). With a focus on historical accuracy, this book tells the stories of these courageous men by filling in the details of their lives before and, for those who survived, after winning the VC, with attention to the specific events that led to their recognition as heroes.
No comparable book has ever been written. Most books about Canadian Victoria Cross winners cover the entire country and were published some time ago. Most of the previously published books contain little more than citations for the awards or excerpts from them, with only the briefest of personal details. This book is particular to the Atlantic region, and is detailed, personal and informative as well as being carefully written.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781551095486
Item NB0672
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onOctober 27 2005
Language eng
Pages 276
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6.25(in)
Shipping weight481(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE

John Boileau served in the Canadian Army for thirty-seven years, retiring as a colonel in 1999, and is currently the Honorary Colonel of The Halifax Rifles (RCAC). He is the author of twelve books and 500 magazine and newspaper articles. Two of his books, Fastest in the World and Halifax and the Royal Canadian Navy, have both been shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award for Non-Fiction. John and his wife, Miriam, live on a small island in St. Margaret?s Bay, Nova Scotia.