“Sounding Thunder is invaluable for those working in biographical, historical, Indigenous, military and political studies and the general reader. McInnes skillfully contextualizes his subject as one of Canada’s greatest war heroes as well as a member of his family, community, and Anishinaabe people.” - Brock Pitawanakwat, Assistant Professor, Department of Indigenous Studies, University of Sudbury
"Debwemigad Nimkiig gaye Aadizookanag zhawenimaawaad. Brian McInnes has clearly been blessed by the Thunders and Great Storytellers. With Sounding Thunder he has achieved the perfect balance of personal memoir and scholarly inquiry. He shares with readers the stories that have connected one generation to another and in these cycles we find the truth about living. Dibaajimowinan omaada'oozhinang mii igo aanikoobijige." - Margaret Ann Noodin, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Wisconsin
“More than 20 years in the writing, Brian D. McInnes’s Sounding Thunder is an extraordinary book.” - Tanya H. Lee, Indian Country Today
"Brings complexity and nuance to the story (or stories) of Francis Pegahmagabow’s life.” - Eric Story, Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies
“This uniquely intimate portrait illuminates Francis’s commitment to live in a way that reflected the spiritual values of sharing and respect for life, despite his military record of 378 enemy kills for which he became renowned.” - Allyson Stevenson, Canadian Journal of History
“The recognition of a remarkable Canadian and Nishinaabe hero alone makes this a worthy read. Perhaps more essential is the defense and persistence of Nishinaabe culture through the incorporation of language and stories in this book.” - Jacob C. Jurss, Studies in American Indian Literatures
“We could all benefit from a lesson in the storytelling traditions of McInnes, Wasauksing, and the Ojibwe nation. I know I have. Do yourself a favour: buy this book. Read it, enjoy it, and learn.” - Robert J. Talbot, The Canadian Historical Review
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