Northern Armageddon

Northern Armageddon

The Battle of the Plains of Abraham

Book - 2008
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The Battle of the Plains of Abraham is one of the pivotal events in North American and global history. This clash between British general James Wolfe and French general Louis-Joseph de Montcalm on September 13, 1759, led to the British victory in the Seven Years' War in North America, which in turn led to the creation of Canada and the United States as we know them today.

Rooted in original research, featuring quotations and images that have never appeared before, Northern Armageddon immerses the reader in the campaign, battle and siege through the eyes of dozens of participants, such as British sailor William Hunter, four Quebec residents enduring the bombing of their city and a teenage Huron warrior. Shifting from perspective to perspective, we move from the bombardment of Quebec to the field of combat, where Montcalm and Wolfe gave their orders but thousands of individual soldiers determined the outcome of the battle. In the final chapters, MacLeod traces the battle's impact on Canada, the United States, both countries' Aboriginals and the world, from 1759 into the twenty-first century.

Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2008
ISBN: 9781553654124
Branch Call Number: 971 .0188 MCL
Characteristics: xv, 379 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (chiefly col.), maps, col. ports. ;,24 cm


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Oct 25, 2016

A most remarkable re-telling of a most remarkable year in Canada's history. An enjoyable read, and full of amazing detail, and intriguing personalities. A must read, not just for history buffs!

Feb 02, 2016

you should learn about this pivotal battle in 1759

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Feb 02, 2016

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