"Civil War General Abner Perrin (1827-1864), took part in the major battles of the Army of Northern Virginia. For his actions at Gettysburg, he received promotion to brigadier general and commanded his own brigade at Mine Run, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania, where he was mortally wounded. This welcome biography chronicles Perrin's life and military career"--Provided by publisher
" John Adams did not leave much in the way of personal papers so this biography has been pieced together from Army records and what other sources could be found. Many of the holes have been filled with the experiences of others who were in the same places at the same time as Adams. "--
Canada's Governors General: Biography and Constitutional Evolution 1847–1878, Barbara J. Messamore, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006, pp. viii, 308.There is no comprehensive history of the office of governor general, a scholarly lapse that this book goes only part way in repairing. Canada's Governors General covers the period 1847 to 1878, that is, from Lord Elgin's signing of the controversial Rebellion Losses Bill, because his advisers who controlled the colonial legislative assembly advised him to do so, to the receipt of new Letters Patent and Instructions thirty years later from London. The intent of these last was to provide greater certainty about the function and role of the governor general following Lord Dufferin's excitable interventions in the wake of the Pacific Scandal to maintain British Columbia's adhesion to Confederation.