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The Span o' Life: A Tale of Louisbourg & Quebec By William McLennan
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The Great Fortress : A Chronicle of Louisbourg, Canada 1720-1760 By William Wood
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In 1719, France began construction on a fortified town located on Cape Breton Island in Canada, naming the settlement Louisbourg. The sheer volume of the French investment in construction and a... More > growing economy based almost entirely on the Grand Banks fishery, coupled with the influx of Acadians living in the British colony now named Nova Scotia, soon saw the town of Louisbourg become a thriving community. Louisbourg soon became an important hub for commerce between France, New France, and French colonies in the West Indies. The town also became the base of a major fishery. The fortress was attacked in two major sieges: the Siege of Louisbourg (1745) and the Siege of Louisbourg (1758). This fantastic book recounts the fascinating historical events tied to the Louisberg settlement and subsequent warfare – Canada and the French vs. New England and the British Navy!< Less
Swift Pride By Alec Merrill
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Summer 1746. Louisbourg has fallen. HMS Mermaid, a forty gun ship of the line, escorts a convoy containing surrendered Frenchmen across the Atlantic to Brest, France. Pressed sailor, Jon Swift,... More > struggles with personal demons. Torn from his family by the press gang, their welfare still haunts him. The inequities and injustices onboard a Royal Navy ship of the line add fuel to the fire. Swift seriously contemplates desertion. Events on the Mermaid continually place Swift in harm’s way further swaying him. On the other side of the coin, Swift is proud of his achievements, and with no other skills except sailing, a sea life beckons. Will his pride and fortitude see him through this dilemma, or will punishment and arrogance tip the scales the other way?< Less
Adieu Men of France By Chuck Fair
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War rages in Europe over a tiny patch of land called Silesia, draining nations’ treasuries and resilience. The much bigger prize across the sea is ignored by the vainglorious monarchs: The... More > land called the New World. English Minister Pitt sends a formidable attack force to drive the French from New France and claim the continent for England. Jeffery Amherst and James Wolfe conquer Louisbourg, the French prized seaport, in preparation to take Quebec. The unbeatable French General Louis Montcalm and his undermanned forces dug in on the Saint Lawrence River must fall before final victory. The English and the French soon discover there is a third force more deadly than their combined armies; a force who has a more venerable and vested interest in the New World. He is Atotarho, the Most Fearsome Spirit indigenous people fear, a Deity with a most unusual curiosity and appetite.< Less
Swift Pride By Alec Merrill
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Summer 1746. Louisbourg has fallen. HMS Mermaid, a forty gun ship of the line, escorts a convoy containing surrendered Frenchmen across the Atlantic to Brest, France. Pressed sailor, Jon Swift,... More > struggles with personal demons. Torn from his family by the press gang, their welfare still haunts him. The inequities and injustices onboard a Royal Navy ship of the line add fuel to the fire. Swift seriously contemplates desertion. Events on the Mermaid continually place Swift in harm’s way further swaying him. On the other side of the coin, Swift is proud of his achievements, and with no other skills except sailing, a sea life beckons. Will his pride and fortitude see him through this dilemma, or will punishment and arrogance tip the scales the other way?< Less
Atotarho and the French By Chuck Fair
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This drama of yesteryear touches the lives of three amazing Frenchmen and one mystical being. Three extraordinary eras existed for the French in the New World. During the early 17th Century Samuel... More > de Champlain the great explorer established New France at Quebec, conquering fierce winters, starvation and savages. A half century later, Count Frontenac the stalwart European commander defended Quebec beating back English Colonists and decimating the Iroquois Confederation. Still later in the 18th. Century, le Marquis de Montcalm the master battlefield strategist defeated the English Army at every encounter until the fatal one at Quebec. Each Frenchman encountered the most extraordinary being of their lifetime, facing a force heretofore unimagined. The force was known as Atotarho, the unpredictable God of the Iroquois who could amuse or misuse those who crossed his path.< Less
L'odyssée de notre ADN, des Highlands à La Malbaie By Guy McNicoll
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15 années de recherches pour découvrir nos véritables origines. Des Highlands d'Écosse à La Malbaie (Canada). Découvrez la vie des ces deux héros,... More > Duncan et Kathrine McNicoll.< Less

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