By Tim Cook
In line with newly exposed assets, The Madman and the Butcher is a strong 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 in the course of the nice warfare. He used to be well-known as an excellent basic, morally courageous, and with a prepared eye for fixing the demanding situations of trench war. yet wars weren't received with no lives misplaced. Who was once guilty for Canada's 60,000 dead?
Sir Sam Hughes, Canada's battle minister throughout the first and a part years of the clash, used to be erratic, outspoken, and thought of via many as insane. but he used to be knowledgeable at the battle. He attacked Currie's attractiveness 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 scuffling with within the nice battle, this attractive narrative explores questions of Canada's function within the battle, the necessity to position blame for the bad blood loss, the nation's pain with heroes, and the very public conflict of reputations that raged on after the weapons fell silent.