Author Sam McBride will be in New Glasgow on Oct. 2 for a book signing at Coles in the Highland Square Mall.
McBride’s book, The Bravest Canadian – Fritz Peters, VC: The Making of a Hero of Two World Wars, tells the story of one of Canada’s most decorated yet least known military heroes.
Peters has been called “the bravest Canadian” by several sources because he was the only Canadian to receive multiple awards for valour in both the First World War and Second World War. In addition to the highest award for valour, the Victoria Cross, he received the Distinguished Service Order medal, Distinguished Service Cross and bar, Mention in Dispatches and the United States Distinguished Service Cross, the highest award for valour granted by the U.S. Government to a non-American.
In February, McBride’s book was recognized with a Heritage Award given by the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation.
McBride will be at the book signing at Coles from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 2.