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Wolfe and Montcalm: Their Lives, Their Times, and the Fate of a Continent
     

Wolfe and Montcalm: Their Lives, Their Times, and the Fate of a Continent

by Joy Carroll
 

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A fascinating profile of two generals who shaped history.

In 1759, after the battle on the Plains of Abraham outside Quebec City, the English general James Wolfe and the French general, Louis-Joseph Montcalm lay mortally wounded, each hit by a sniper's bullet. Neither could know that the outcome on the Plains of Abraham would shape the history of both the

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A fascinating profile of two generals who shaped history.

In 1759, after the battle on the Plains of Abraham outside Quebec City, the English general James Wolfe and the French general, Louis-Joseph Montcalm lay mortally wounded, each hit by a sniper's bullet. Neither could know that the outcome on the Plains of Abraham would shape the history of both the United States and Canada.

After researching letters and journals and reading dozens of books, Joy Carroll has written a compelling account of the lives and times of the two generals which is both intimate and entertaining while maintaining the highest standards of historical accuracy. The generals shed their stuffy textbook images and emerge as real people who were brave, ambitious and colorful and coped with trials that would have broken the spirits of lesser men.

Wolfe and Montcalm is packed with fascinating accounts of the generals' mothers, lovers, friends, enemies, kings and moments of consuming passion, and the events that led up to the battle that changed the course of history. Find out what these men were really like. Read the true story of how they ended up in the French colony. How the British government failed Wolfe and the rulers of France abandoned Montcalm and how Wolfe won. Although the battle on the Plains of Abraham is the centerpiece of this work, the book also presents a rich tapestry of eighteenth century North America, France and England.

Editorial Reviews

Owen Sound Sun Times - Andrew Armitage
A compellingly readable account... fast-paced, entertaining and historically accurate.
Good Times - Liz Grogan
This isn't just another dry history book... an engaging intimate look at their lives... A must-read for every Canadian history buff.
Toronto Star
Easy-reading take on the grand events... accessible history and the perfect casual reader's primer before walking on those hallowed fields, with or without the kids.
Winnipeg Free Press - Ron Kirbyson
Readable... quite successful at drawing portraits of the two.
Quill and Quire - John Wilson
Popular history at its best — accessible and informative. It is a splendid introduction to an important event in Canadian history and an engaging portrait of a time whose heroes and villains held the fate of much of North America in their hands.
Thunder Bay Chronicle Herald - Linda Turk
It's rare for a history to have this compulsive page-turning quality, but it's here... well written, well researched, and provides a lively and readable look at our own history. It's the sort of book that brings history to life.
London Free Press - Nancy Schiefer
Colorful and concise... a fresh telling of a seminal event in Canadian history... a fascinating story... social and military history at its most readable — vivid accessible and full of interesting detail.
The Beaver - J.D. Gravenor
The narrative takes a turn for excitement, shaking the dust off two and a half centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552979051
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
07/03/2004
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Joy Carroll began her writing career as a journalist on a daily newspaper and after writing a bestselling historical romance turned to Canadian history for subsequent books.

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