Louisbourg Portraits: Life in an Eighteenth-Century Garrison Town

Louisbourg Portraits: Life in an Eighteenth-Century Garrison Town

by Christopher Moore

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Louisbourg Portraits: Life in an Eighteenth-Century Garrison Town by Christopher Moore

Each year, thousands of tourists flock to the Fortress of Louisbourg on the coast of Cape Breton Island to visit the reconstruction of part of the original eighteenth-century fort and town. Using the same records, diaries, letters, and charts that were used to recreate the site, Moore restores to vivid life five people who actually walked the streets of the colony over two hundred years ago. First published in 1982, this bestselling book of fascinating true stories represents what historian Desmond Morton calls “social history as it should be written.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780771060915
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.95(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Christopher Moore may be Canada’s most versatile writer of history. His first book, Louisbourg Portraits, won a Governor General’s Award and continues to delight readers, and his Loyalists: Revolution, Exile, Settlement won the Secretary of State’s Prize for Excellence in Canadian Studies. He co-authored the authoritative Illustrated History of Canada, and his history of Canada for young people, The Story of Canada (co-authored with Janet Lunn), was a bestseller and won the Mister Christie Award for Children’s Books. He has also written The Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario’s Lawyers, Canada: Our Country (co-authored with Mark Kingwell), and 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal. He has made many radio documentaries for CBC-Radio’s “Ideas” and writes a column for The Beaver.

Christopher Moore lives in Toronto.

Hometown:

Hawaii and San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

August 5, 1958

Place of Birth:

Toledo, Ohio

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