Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

See more online stores - Louisbourg 1758

Buy now from Random House

See more online stores - Louisbourg 1758

Louisbourg 1758

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Wolfe's first siege

Written by Rene ChartrandAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Rene Chartrand
Illustrated by Patrice CourcelleAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Patrice Courcelle

eBook

List Price: $15.95

eBook

On Sale: April 23, 2013
Pages: 96 | ISBN: 978-1-4728-0310-8
Published by : Osprey Publishing Osprey Publishing
Louisbourg 1758 Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Louisbourg 1758
  • Email this page - Louisbourg 1758
  • Print this page - Louisbourg 1758
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
PRAISE PRAISE
Synopsis

Synopsis

Osprey's study of James Wolfe's siege of Louisbourg during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). Louisbourg represented a major threat to Anglo-American plans to invade Canada. Bypassing it would leave an immensely powerful enemy base astride the Anglo-American lines of communication – Louisbourg had to be taken. Faced with strong beach defences and rough weather, it took six days to land the troops, and it was only due to a stroke of daring on the part of a young brigadier named James Wolfe, who managed to turn the French beach position, that this was achieved. The story is largely based on firsthand accounts from the journals of several participants, including French Governor Drucour's, whose excellent account has never been published.
Praise

Praise

In conjunction with Ticonderoga 1758: "...an attractive series, well known to serious military history buffs and casual interest readers alike...well illustrated, with supporting maps, prints, photos and artists' impressions... These are two good volumes, which would be a useful addition to any collection on that period, providing the reader with a large breadth of information in a very digestible format." -Lieutenant-Colonel Keith W. Kiddie MA, Canadian Army Journal (Summer 2006)

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: