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SMALLWOOD, Bill. Abuse of Power ; The Acadians. Ottawa : Borealis Press, 2004. First Edition. Pp [i]-ix,(1),1-397,(1). 8vo, illustrated purple card covers. An historical novel by Nova Scotia author Bill Smallwood. “[The author] has used his knowledge of Noval Scotia, his military awareness, and muchresearch, to write an extensive record—of which this book is the first of a series—of the precarious life in the early years. In Abuse of Power set in 1749, William Gray, an officer on the staff of Governor Corwallis, is horrified by the brutality of Acadian and Mi´kmaq raids on the Dartmouth settlers. Robert Cameron, a soldier on sentry duty at the time of the second Dartmouth raid, is shaken by the callous indifference of the English officer to the plight of the settlers. At the first opportunity, he deserts to join the Acadians. During the invasion of Chignecto, the capture of Fort Beausejour, and the occupation of the Fundy by the English, each man does his bestto accomplish what is expected of him under increasingly severe circumstan ces. By the time of the Expulsion of the Acadians, each must face his own beliefs and fears as the fighting draws to a close on the mainland of Nova Scotia.” - from the rear cover. Very good. 10.00
Title: Abuse of Power ; The Acadians. First Edition.
Publisher: Borealis Press, Ottawa, 2004, ISBN:0888871988:
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