A SOLDIER AND PATRIOT The Life of Wm. Denis Whitaker
By Gail Whitaker Thompson
Brigadier General William Denis Whitaker DSO and BAR, CM, ED, CD, BScMIL, DScMil, OC, LdH, CoC, was one of Canada's most highly decorated officers of WWII, a military historian and sportsman. This personal biography written by his only daughter takes the reader from his early life playing racquet sports, captaining both hockey and football teams, through WWII and on to the many athletic and business accomplishments of his captivating life. His interest in horses led him into foxhunting, horseracing, and to become the impetus of the successful Canadian Equestrian Team of the 1960's and 1970's, that won many gold medals. Despite his busy life he had time to be a true family man. A touching and memorable read.