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TagsAmerican Civil War (55), History-Military-Canada (54), Second World War (50), First World War (37), History-Canada (17), History-Military-United Kingdom (12), History-United Kingdom (12), History-United States (12), Military art and science (12), History-Military-United States (11) — see all tags

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About meFormer professional Army officer, I have a MA in history, and an abiding interest in all history, but especially Canadian military history. However, I do drift into many other fields, from economic history to space flight.

About my libraryHeavy on Canadian military history, but not exclusively so, I've over 1000 volumes. Only new acquisitions, re-readings, and my (extensive) wish list make it to LibraryThing.

GroupsAmerican Civil War, Military History, Second World War History

Favorite authorsPaul Johnson (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresMcNally Robinson at Grant Park

LocationWinnipeg, Manitoba

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJun 11, 2009

Currently readingRevolutionary Iran by Axworthy Michael
Les Misérables (Hapgood Translation) (Illustrated) (Unabridged) (Carefully Crafted Classics®) by Victor Hugo
The Canadian Battlefields in Northern France: Dieppe and the Channel Ports by Terry Copp
Alanbrooke by Sir David Fraser

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Back atcha Bob. Did four years as a DS. Retiring as the Director of the Centre for National Security Studies at CFC this summer. Its been a long and crazy ride. Remember Antietam as if it was yesterday. in the process of dusting off my Wolfe and Montcalm novel after all these years.

yours aye
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I found it on line at a book store in Port Perry Ont called The Grenadier (; I buy many books from my friend Dave Zink who owns the store;they send me a monthly catalogue on available stock;I liked the book
Thanks for your email;I am not ex army but I have a keen interest in military history as my family has a long military tradition;I had 9 close relatives who served in Great war with CEF;all wounded at least once but none died;my granmother(Dad's side) was a nurse in France and Belgium and from 1917 on ran a large hospital in Kent:she received Royal Red Cross for her service;her brother was a MajGen with 3rd Div and received CMG;my granfather(Mom's side) served in the 15th batt(48th Highlanders of Toronto) as a captain and saw all the famous battles;he won a MC for service at Vimy and Hill 70; his brother also won a MC in 1918 with 15th;same grandfather went back for WWII as Col of 48th then ended up as Brig commanding all reinforcements in Italy for Can;he was MID and received CBE for his services.My father was signals in WWII with Ft Garry Horse and 1st Armoured Carrier regt(kangeroos) and saw service in France/Belgium/Holland/Ger.Five other relatives also served in WWII;I even have a relative who served in NW rebellion in 1885.So lots of interest in Great war and WWII but history/war in Middle east/Afghan/Iraq also big interest.I also collect Great war militaria and toy soldiers so pretty crazy on war stuff. I am in investment management industry with my own firm in Toronto and went to Western and Windsor Univs for business admin;I guess that Bay St feeds my history passion. Regards John Simpson (greenmantle)
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