1st ed., 2006. Xxiii + 406 pp., Small mark to edge o/w Nr.FINE. Signature & date of the late Dr. Colin White, author & historian. Ugly, gangling, and tormented by agonising illness, Major General James Wolfe was an unlikely hero. Yet in 1759, on the Plains of Abraham before Quebec, he won a battle with momentous consequences. Wolfe's victory, bought at the cost of his life, ensured that English, not French, would be the dominant language in North America. Ironically, by crippling French ambitions on that continent, Wolfe paved the way for American Independence from Britain. This book, the first full-length biography of Wolfe to appear in almost half a century, questions whether there was more to Wolfe than a celebrated death? The author draws upon extensive research to offer a boldly argued reassessment of a soldier whose short but dramatic life altered the course of world history.