The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars of Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie

The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars of Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie

Tim Cook


in accordance with newly exposed resources, The Madman and the Butcher is a robust double biography of Sam Hughes and Arthur Currie and the tale of 1 of the main surprising and hugely publicized libel trials in Canadian history.

Sir Arthur Currie completed foreign status as Canadian Corps commander through the nice conflict. He was once famous as a super normal, morally courageous, and with a willing eye for fixing the demanding situations of trench war. yet wars weren't gained with out lives misplaced. Who used to be guilty for Canada's 60,000 dead?

Sir Sam Hughes, Canada's battle minister through the first and a part years of the clash, used to be erratic, outspoken, and considered via many as insane. but he was once knowledgeable at the conflict. He attacked Currie's popularity within the war's aftermath, accusing him of being a butcher, a callous assassin of his personal men.

Set opposed to the backdrop of Canadians combating within the nice conflict, this enticing narrative explores questions of Canada's position within the struggle, the necessity to position blame for the bad blood loss, the nation's soreness with heroes, and the very public warfare of reputations that raged on after the weapons fell silent.

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