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Brumwell, Stephen 1960-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 75 publications in 2 languages and 3,566 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Biographies  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Composer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Brumwell
Redcoats : the British soldier and war in the Americas, 1755-1763 by Stephen Brumwell( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent scholarship has highlighted the significance of the Seven Years War for the destiny of Britain's Atlantic empire. This major study offers an important new perspective through a vivid and scholarly account of the regular troops at the sharp end of that conflict's bloody and decisive American campaigns. Fresh sources are employed to challenge enduring stereotypes regarding both the social composition and military prowess of the 'redcoats'. The book shows how the humble soldiers who fought from Novia Scotia to Cuba developed a powerful esprit de corps that equipped them to defy savage discipline in defence of their 'rights'. It traces the evolution of Britain's 'American Army' from a feeble, conservative and discredited organisation into a tough, flexible and innovative force whose victories ultimately won the respect of colonial Americans. By providing a voice for these neglected shocktroops of empire, Redcoats adds flesh and blood to Georgian Britain's 'sinews of power'."--Jacket
White devil : a true story of war, savagery, and vengeance in colonial America by Stephen Brumwell( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was North America's first major conflict, known today as the French and Indian War. In that conflict, France and England-both allied with Native American tribes-fought each other in a series of bloody battles and terrifying raids. And no confrontation was more brutal and notorious than the massacre of the British garrison of Fort William Henry in what is now upstate New York-an incident memorably depicted in James Fenimore Cooper's, "The Last of the Mohicans."
George Washington, gentleman warrior by Stephen Brumwell( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on a wide range of sources, including original archival research, Stephen Brumwell paints a compelling and challenging portrait of an extraordinary individual whose fusion of gentleman and warrior left an indelible imprint upon history
Paths of glory : the life and death of General James Wolfe by Stephen Brumwell( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"General James Wolfe, whose defeat of Montcalm at Quebec in 1759 won Canada for Britain, is one of the great heroes of British imperial history. His death at the moment of victory made his victory a tragic one. Steven Brumwell's outstanding life of Wolfe is based on a major re-examination of the actual records of Wolfe's career and character. Wolfe, who had earlier fought at the battles of Culloden and Dettingen, was a thorough professional. His victory, which contrasted with the failure of other British commanders, set an example to later British generals and admirals, including Nelson. Paradoxically, the ending of the French threat of conquest made Britain's protection no longer essential to the English-speaking American colonies. The conquest of Quebec was therefore a vital precondition of American independence."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Turncoat : Benedict Arnold and the crisis of American liberty by Stephen Brumwell( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why did the once-ardent hero of the American Revolutionary cause become its most dishonored traitor? General Benedict Arnold's failed attempt to betray the fortress of West Point to the British in 1780 stands as one of the most infamous episodes in American history. In the light of a shining record of bravery and unquestioned commitment to the Revolution, Arnold's defection came as an appalling shock. Contemporaries believed he had been corrupted by greed; historians have theorized that he had come to resent the lack of recognition for his merits and sacrifices. In this provocative book Stephen Brumwell challenges such interpretations and draws on unexplored archives to reveal other crucial factors that illuminate Arnold's abandonment of the revolutionary cause he once championed. This work traces Arnold's journey from enthusiastic support of American independence to his spectacularly traitorous acts and narrow escape. Brumwell's research leads to an unexpected conclusion: Arnold's mystifying betrayal was driven by a staunch conviction that America's best interests would be served by halting the bloodshed and reuniting the fractured British Empire
Cassell's companion to eighteenth-century Britain by Stephen Brumwell( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White devil : an epic story of revenge from the savage war that inspired The last of the Mohicans by Stephen Brumwell( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the abduction of a family of white settlers by Indian raiders, Stephen Brumwell's true story lays bare the brutal conflict that inspired The Last of the Mohicans. The infamous massacre of the garrison of Fort William Henry by the French army's Indian allies accelerated a cycle of revenge that would end in Robert Rogers' bloody raid on the Abenaki village of St. Francis, and a harrowing retreat through the frozen wilderness of North America. Stephen Brumwell has travelled to the rugged region where frontiersmen and Indians fought their savage battles and British and French armies fought for control of a continent. He has scoured archives on both sides of the Atlantic to unearth eyewitness accounts of the dramatic events that led to Rogers' controversial mission. He reveals how the European settlements along the eastern seaboard wrought devastation on the native communities, and how their involvement in the conflict between the French and British colonies turned ritual warfare into a fight for survival
White devil : revenge and survival in colonial America by Stephen Brumwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendarische veldheren( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korte biografieën van legendarische legeraanvoerders
Turncoat : Benedict Arnold and the crisis of American liberty by Stephen Brumwell( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Benedict Arnold's failed attempt to betray the fortress of West Point to the British in 1780 stands as one of the most infamous episodes in American history. In the light of a shining record of bravery and unquestioned commitment to the Revolution, Arnold's defection came as an appalling shock. Contemporaries believed he had been corrupted by greed; historians have theorized that he had come to resent the lack of recognition for his merits and sacrifices. In this provocative book Stephen Brumwell challenges such interpretations and draws on unexplored archives to reveal other crucial factors that illuminate Arnold's abandonment of the revolutionary cause he once championed. This work traces Arnold's journey from enthusiastic support of American independence to his spectacularly traitorous acts and narrow escape. Brumwell's research leads to an unexpected conclusion: Arnold's mystifying betrayal was driven by a staunch conviction that America's best interests would be served by halting the bloodshed and reuniting the fractured British Empire
White devil : a true story of sar, savagery, and vengeance in Colonial America by Stephen Brumwell( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story behind the famous novel The Last of the Mohicans
Paths of glory : the life and death of General James Wolfe by Stephen Brumwell( Recording )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ugly, gangling, and tormented by agonizing illness, Major General James Wolfe was an unlikely hero, but in 1759, on the Plains of Abraham, he won a battle with momentous consequences. Once venerated as the embodiment of military genius, Wolfe's reputation has recently undergone revision by historians painting him as bloodthirsty and priggish. Brumwell, drawing on extensive research, offers a reassessment of a soldier whose short life altered the course of world history. Descriptions of violence. 2006
Redcoats : the British soldier and war in the Americas, 1755-1763 by Stephen Brumwell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent scholarship has highlighted the significance of the Seven Years' War for the destiny of Britain's Atlantic empire. This study offers an important new perspective through [an] account of the regular troops at the sharp end of that conflict's bloody and decisive American campaigns. Fresh sources are employed to challenge enduring stereotypes regarding both the social composition and military prowess of the 'redcoats'. [This] book shows how the humble soldiers who fought from Novia Scotia to Cuba developed a powerful esprit de corps that equipped them to defy savage discipline in defense of their 'rights'. It traces the evolution of Britain's 'American Army' from a feeble, conservative and discredited organisation into a tough, flexible and innovative force whose victories ultimately won the respect of colonial Americans. By providing a voice for these neglected shock-troops of empire, [the book] adds flesh and blood to Georgian Britain's 'sinews of power'.-Dust jacket
James Wolfe by Stephen Brumwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassell's companion to eitheenth-century Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cassell's companion to eighteenth century British history by Stephen Brumwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

White devil : the epic story of revenge and savage warfare that inspired "The last of the Mohicans" by Stephen Brumwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

White devil : an epic story of revenge from the savage war that inspired "The last of Mohicans by Stephen Brumwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Redcoats : the British soldier and war in the Americas, 1755-1763
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White devil : a true story of war, savagery, and vengeance in colonial AmericaPaths of glory : the life and death of General James WolfeCassell's companion to eighteenth-century BritainWhite devil : an epic story of revenge from the savage war that inspired The last of the MohicansWhite devil : revenge and survival in colonial AmericaCassell's companion to eitheenth-century BritainCassell's companion to eighteenth century British historyWhite devil : the epic story of revenge and savage warfare that inspired "The last of the Mohicans"White devil : an epic story of revenge from the savage war that inspired "The last of Mohicans
Alternative Names
Brumwell, S.

Languages
English (71)

Dutch (1)