Napoleon Series Archive 2009

Re: One could argue against that Don

I certainly would not call GAR my best book but it was certainly the one I had the most fun writing and I still chuckle over the incongruity of the thing -- a large force of well-funded, well-armed American terrorists (for want of a better word) decide to liberate Canada from British oppression so, led by a man who claims to a Polish aristocrat who fled from Czarist oppression but who is actually a former Swedish artillery officer who left his homeland because of debt, cross the St. Lawrence and engage in a week long battle in which nobody on either side (and of this I am truly convinced) was entirely sober. Part of this battle involves a naval action in which a British warship (actually a hastily-converted commercial steamboat armed with a 3-pdr gun) engages a large and better-armed steam boat, commanded by the admiral of their organization who happens to be an itinerant teacher of grammar and a lecturer in the now discredited science of phrenology.

You cannot make this stuff up, if you did, you would be laughed at without cease.

dg

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