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NORTHERN ARMAGEDDON: THE BATTLE OF THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM, MacLeod, D. Peter

Author Name    MacLeod, D. Peter

Title   NORTHERN ARMAGEDDON: THE BATTLE OF THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good+

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Vancouver, British Columbia Douglas & McIntyre 2008

ISBN Number    1553654129 / 9781553654124

Seller ID   25895

379 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour illustrations (maps, plates). "(T)he story of the Siege of Quebec and its climax, the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. A brief bloody affair, it brought a brutal end to the Seven Years' War in North America, the first truly global conflict - and the first truly modern one - waged against civilians and cities as well as soldiers and fortifications. This is a story of strategy, generals and geopolitics - and ordinary people. A British sailor, an American irregular, a French officer, a Huron warrior, a nun who tended the wounded; their impressions, captured in letters and journals, give us a new, more human view of the battle, one often absent from the history books. By day's end September 13 (1759), Wolfe was dead and Montcalm dying, the British victorious and the French on the run. France's New World empire was finished. The battle was over, but the musket volleys fired that morning continue to echo through our world. The hardships of North America's First Nations, the birth of Canada, and the rise of the United States can all be traced to that morning's actions. Our world was created on that field 250 years ago. Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very small wrinkle at bottom of spine.

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