As a non-fiction author, I’ve written several books exploring aspects of British-American military affairs in the eighteenth century. I’m interested in presenting compelling, readable narratives based on credible research, which offer challenging new perspectives. With this approach, I’ve broken new ground in historical research while engaging with a more general readership and have gained major awards.
“The most balanced and insightful assessment of Benedict Arnold to date. Utilizing fresh manuscript sources, Brumwell reasserts the crucial importance of human agency in history.” Edward G. Lengel, author of General George Washington, and editor of the Papers of George Washington
“Well-written and engaging . . . In the hands of this fine biographer, Washington emerges as a flesh and blood man, more impressive than the mythical hero could ever be.” 2013 Washington Book Prize Jury’s finalist selection citation
“Writing with verve and great narrative drive, Brumwell delivers a story full of adventure, brutality, and moral ambiguity that readers will not want to put down. A splendid book.” Professor Fred Anderson, author of ‘Crucible of War’
“Every so often, books are published that combine first-rate, innovative scholarship and page-turning readability. Stephen Brumwell’s revisionary retelling of the life of James Wolfe is a shining example … This generous reassessment is overdue.” Globe and Mail
This provides a considered overview of the hugely significant political, diplomatic and military events, together with an in depth coverage of the economic, social and cultural factors that shaped this era of British history