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The Plains Of Abraham

Author : James Oliver Curwood
ISBN : 1417906731
Genre : Fiction
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1928. Most of Curwood's stories were adventure tales set in the Canadian North, where the author spent much of his time. During the 1920s his books were among the most popular in North America, and many were made into movies. The River's End was the first book to sell more than 100,000 copies in its first edition. The Plains of Abraham begins: On a sunny afternoon in May, 1749, a dog, a boy, a man, and a woman had crossed the oak opens of Tonteur's Hill and were trailing toward the deeper wilderness of the French frontier westward of the Richelieu and Lake Champlain-the dog first, the boy following, the man next, and the woman last. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Northern Armageddon

Author : D. Peter MacLeod
ISBN : 9781101946954
Genre : History
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A huge, ambitious re-creation of the eighteenth-century Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the pivotal battle in the Seven Years’ War (1754–1763) to win control of the trans-Appalachian region of North America, a battle consisting of the British and American colonists on one side and the French and the Iroquois Confederacy on the other, and leading directly to the colonial War of Independence and the creation of Canada. It took five years of warfare fought on three continents—Europe, Asia, and North America—to bring the forces arrayed against one another—Britain, Prussia, and Hanover against France, Austria, Sweden, Saxony, Russia, and Spain (Churchill called it “the first world war”)—to the plateau outside Quebec City, on September 13, 1759, on fields owned a century before by a fisherman named Abraham Martin . . . It was the final battle of a three-month siege by the British Army and Navy of Quebec, the walled city that controlled access to the St. Lawrence River and the continent’s entire network of waterways; a battle with the British utilizing 15,000 soldiers, employing 186 ships, with hundreds of colonists aboard British warships and transports from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, with France sending in a mere 400 reinforcements in addition to its 3,500 soldiers. The battle on the Plains of Abraham lasted twenty minutes, and at its finish the course of a continent was changed forever . . . New military tactics were used for the first time against standard European formations . . . Generals Wolfe and Montcalm each died of gunshot wounds . . . France surrendered Quebec to the British, setting the course for the future of Canada, paving the way for the signing of the Treaty of Paris that gave the British control of North America east of the Mississippi, and forcing France to relinquish its claims on New Orleans and to give the lands west of the Mississippi to Spain for surrendering Florida to the British. After the decisive battle, Britain’s maritime and colonial supremacy was assured, its hold on the thirteen American colonies tightened. The American participation in ousting the French as a North American power spurred the confidence of the people of New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, who began to agitate for independence from Great Britain. Sixteen years later, France, still bitter over the loss of most of its colonial empire, intervened on behalf of the patriots in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). In Northern Armageddon, Peter MacLeod, using original research—diaries, journals, letters, and firsthand accounts—and bringing to bear all of his extensive knowledge and grasp of warfare and colonial North American history, tells the epic story on a human scale. He writes of the British at Quebec through the eyes of a master’s mate on one of the ships embroiled in the battle. And from the French perspective, as the British bombarded Quebec, of four residents of the city—a priest, a clerk, a nun, and a notary—caught in the crossfire. MacLeod gives us as well the large-scale ramifications of this clash of armies, not only on the shape of North America, but on the history of Europe itself. A stunning work of military history.

The Siege Of Quebec And The Battle Of The Plains Of Abraham Volume 5

Author : Sir Arthur George Doughty
ISBN : 1230302697
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... MEMOIRS OF THE SIEGE OF QUEBEC AND TOTAL REDUCTION OF CANADA IN 1759 AND 1760. BY JOHN JOHNSON CLERK AND QUARTER MAS'R SERGEANT TO THE 58TH REG't. THE JOURNALIST'S PREFACE At the particular request of several gentlemen of the Fifty-eighth Regiment of Foot, to which I was Clerk Twenty-eight years (from its first raising in 1756, until after the late siege of Gibraltar, and from which I was discharged in 1784) but more especially at the request of Lieutenant David Mc Kemptie the Adjutant, and as such, was my Master, and who prevailed on me to keep a Memorandum of such particular occurrences as might happen in our Expedition up the River Saint Laurence, for that Campaign, against Quebec; through which Importunity I was prevailed upon to take the Minutes of the several transactions which appeared at that time, to be most worthy of Observation; and which I have mentioned at large in the following Memoirs, which happened during the Siege of Quebec in the Year 1759: As also of the nature of our Duty, after we were become Masters of that City, and the Country adjacent: with their bold Attempt to retake it by Assault upon the ice the following Winter: with our Battle and defeat; and of our being besieged in Quebec the Spring following: --As also, I have given the best Account I am able of the Total Reduction of All Canada in the Year 176o, by General Lord Amherst; and to which I have added a few special remarks and observations.-- A great number of the most material circumstances which happened in the course of these Memoirs were furnished by the above said Adjutant, Mr. Mc Kemptie, and other Gentlemen, of Our Own, and other Regiments: And if Mr. Mc Kemptie, had lived, he purposed to make them publick as soon as the Regiment should arrive in...

The Siege Of Quebec And The Battle Of The Plains Of Abraham

Author : Narcisse-Eutrope Dionne
ISBN : UOM:39015070219921
Genre : Plains of Abraham, Battle of the, Québec, 1759
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The Siege Of Quebec And The Battle Of The Plains Of Abraham

Author : Sir Arthur George Doughty
ISBN : UCAL:B3099920
Genre : Québec Campaign, 1759
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The Seige Of Quebec And The Battle Of The Plains Of Abraham

Author : Narcisse-Eutrope Dionne
ISBN : 1358187053
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The Historical Significance Of The Plains Of Abraham

Author : Sir George William Ross
ISBN : HARVARD:HNI415
Genre : Plains of Abraham, Battle of the, Québec, 1759
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Dear Canada The Death Of My Country

Author : Maxine Trottier
ISBN : 9781443119993
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The first Dear Canada featuring a First Nations diarist, The Death of My Country is set at a pivotal point in Canada's history - the war between Britain and France for control of New France. Geneviève Aubuchon is born into an Abenaki tribe but is orphaned when another tribe destroys her village. She and her brother are taken to a convent in Québec.While Geneviève gradually adapts to her new life with the sisters, her older brother runs away to rejoin the Abenaki. Geneviève fears for his life when he joins the First Nations allies who are helping defend Québec against the British siege of the city and the attack on the Plains of Abraham. Author Maxine Trottier frequently participates in historical re-enactments. Her hobby has provided her with an opportunity to research and experience this key time in Canada's history.

The Siege Of Quebec

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ISBN : OCLC:937042395
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Revisiting 1759

Author : Phillip Alfred Buckner
ISBN : 9781442612426
Genre : History
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This cohesive collection investigates many of the most hotly contested questions surrounding the Conquest: Was the battle itself a crucial turning point, or just one element in the global struggle between France and Great Britain? Did the battle's outcome reflect the superior strategy of General James Wolfe or rather errors on both sides? Did the Conquest alter the long-term trajectories of the French and British empires or simply confirm patterns well underway? How formative was the Conquest in defining the new British America and those now living under its rule?"--Pub. desc.

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