Endgame 1758: The Promise, the Glory, and the Despair of Louisbourg's Last Decade

Endgame 1758: The Promise, the Glory, and the Despair of Louisbourg's Last Decade A.J.B. Johnston
  • Title: Endgame 1758: The Promise, the Glory, and the Despair of Louisbourg's Last Decade
  • Author: A.J.B. Johnston
  • ISBN: 9780803260092
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Endgame 1758: The Promise, the Glory, and the Despair of Louisbourg's Last Decade A.J.B. Johnston Endgame The Promise the Glory and the Despair of Louisbourg s Last Decade The story of what happened at the colonial fortified town of Louisbourg between and is one of the great dramas of the history of Canada indeed North America The French stronghold on Cape Br
    The story of what happened at the colonial fortified town of Louisbourg between 1749 and 1758 is one of the great dramas of the history of Canada, indeed North America The French stronghold on Cape Breton Island, strategically situated near the entrance to the Gulf of St Lawrence, was from soon after its founding a major possession in the quest for empire The dramaticThe story of what happened at the colonial fortified town of Louisbourg between 1749 and 1758 is one of the great dramas of the history of Canada, indeed North America The French stronghold on Cape Breton Island, strategically situated near the entrance to the Gulf of St Lawrence, was from soon after its founding a major possession in the quest for empire The dramatic military and social history of this short lived and significant fortress, seaport, and community, and the citizens who made it their home, are woven together in A J B Johnston s gripping biography of the colony s final decade, presented from both French and British perspectives Endgame 1758 is a tale of two empires in collision on the shores of mid eighteenth century Atlantic Canada, where rival European visions of predominance clashed headlong with each other and with the region s Aboriginal peoples The magnitude of the struggle and of its uncertain outcome colored the lives of Louisbourg s inhabitants and the nearly thirty thousand combatants arrayed against it The entire history comes to life in a tale of what turned out to be the first major British victory in the Seven Years War How and why the French colony ended the way it did, not just in June and July 1758, but over the decade that preceded the siege, is a little known and compelling story.
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    About A.J.B. Johnston


    1. John or Jay is a Canadian historian and novelist His website is ajbjohnston and he is on Facebook at A J B Johnston, Writer Years as an historian at the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island gave John the background to bring the 18th century alive in his series of Thomas Pichon Novels Thomas, A Secret Life 2012 , The Maze 2014 and Crossings 2015 There will be one novel to complete the tale Jay s latest book is The Hat It takes a well known event in history the Acadian Deportation and explores it in a fresh way, through the eyes of 14 year old Marie and 10 year old Charles The story should appeal to YA readers and many adults In recognition of John s body of work on the history of the French in Atlantic Canada, the French Republic made him a chevalier of the Ordre des palmes acad miques.In February and March 2017, John was Writer in Residence at the Center for the Writing Arts in Fairhope, Alabama.


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    1. In the first half of the 18th century, French America had been reduced to Quebec, Prince Edward Island, and Cape Breton Island Determined to hold on, the French at great expense built the modern Vauban style stone fortified town of Louisbourg on CBI to protect their fisheries and their access to Quebec But without a settled hinterland to support it, or a fleet that could drive off the British fleet and supply it, it was doomed When the Seven Year s War rolled around, the British assembled their [...]

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