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The Resource The true face of Sir Isaac Brock, Guy St-Denis

The true face of Sir Isaac Brock, Guy St-Denis

Label
The true face of Sir Isaac Brock
Title
The true face of Sir Isaac Brock
Statement of responsibility
Guy St-Denis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Major General Sir Isaac Brock is remembered as the Hero of Upper Canada for his defence of what is now Ontario during the War of 1812 and for his noble death at the battle of Queenston Heights. In the time since his death, Brock's likeness has been lost in a confusing array of portraits-most of which are misidentified or conceptual. The 1824 monument constructed to honour Brock's sacrifice at Queenston Heights was destroyed in 1840 by Benjamin Lett, a disgruntled disciple of William Lyon Mackenzie and critic of the Upper Canadian elite. After this destruction, portraits of Brock were painted with a series of false faces that served competing claims and agendas. St-Denis situates Brock's portraits within an emerging English Canadian imperial nationalism that sought a heroic past which reflected their own aspirations and ambitions. A work of detailed scholarship and a fascinating detective story, "The True Face of Sir Isaac Brock" reveals the sometimes petty world of self-proclaimed guardians of the past, the complex process of identification and misidentification that occurs even at esteemed institutions, and St-Denis' own meticulous work as he separates fact from fiction to finally discover Brock's true face."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
St-Denis, Guy
Dewey number
971.032092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brock, Isaac
  • Generals
  • Lieutenant governors
  • Canada
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
The true face of Sir Isaac Brock, Guy St-Denis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
xlix, 280 pages
Form of item
microfiche
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781773850207
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1939276
  • 890141
Label
The true face of Sir Isaac Brock, Guy St-Denis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
xlix, 280 pages
Form of item
microfiche
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781773850207
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1939276
  • 890141

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
    • Dr. Huq Family Library BranchBorrow it
      425 Carlton St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2M4W8, CA
      43.180871 -79.225607
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