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Author Name:    MacDONALD, M. A. LA TOUR, Charles de) d'AULNAY)

Title:   Fortune & La Tour : The Civil War in Acadia. Nimbus Printing

Publisher:    Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2000, ISBN:1551093278 2000

ISBN Number:   1551093278 / 9781551093277

Seller ID:   57714

MACDONALD, M. A. Fortune & La Tour : The Civil War in Acadia. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2000). First Thus Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xiv,1-226 + 8-page central section of b&w illustrations. 3 maps in the text. 8vo, teal art-illustrated cardcovers with brownish spine, with black lettering to spine.

Marjorie Anne MacDonald (b. 1927).

Foreword by Gary Hughes.

A survey of the life of La Tour, and his competition for political and economic dominance in early Acadia.

"To the strange, mist-shrouded shores of an unknown continent came fourteen-year-old Charles de La Tour. The year was 1606, and La Tour was to join Poutrincourt and Samuel de Champlain at the year-old settlement at Port Royal, the first European outpost north of Spanish Florida. He quickly fell under the spell of Acadia and determined to make his life there.

Fortune & La Tour is the story of that life - a life of wandering with a resolute band of Frenchmen and Micmacs, of building forts to maintain the claims of France in America, of rising to become Lieutenant-Governor of Acadia.

But it was also a life of war, treachery and survival as Charles de Menou, Sieur d'Aulnay, waged a skillful campaign to destroy La Tour from across the Bay of Fundy. The action unfolds in Paris, London, New France and New England, with dreamers, schemers, Puritans and priests all playing roles in the drama. And in the midst of the story is Françoise Jacquelin, who came to Acadia as the wife of the Governor and found hardship, adventure and death.

In researching this saga of early Canadian history, M.A. MacDonald uncovered much new evidence to explain how and why Acadia was ruined by the bitter struggle between La Tour and d'Aulnay. She vividly recreates what life was like in the earliest days of settlement, and contributes a richness of detail to the fascinating characters who gave shape to this land". - from the rear.

With end-notes, bibliography and index.

Very good. 20.00


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