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MacDONALD, M.A. Fortune & La Tour : The Civil War in Acadia. Toronto : Methuen, (1983). First Printing. Pp (4), v-xii, 1-228 + 8-page central section of b&w illustrations. 2 maps in the text. 8vo, tan & grey cloth, tan lettering to dark grey spine. With Map end-papers.
Marjorie Anne MacDonald, M.A. (b. 1927, Hamilton. Ontario) was living in Rothesay, New Brunswick at the time of publication.
"As the first publication in our series, we are proud to offer Fortune & La Tour : The Civil War in Acadia. It is an important story, for it deals with a crucial moment in Acadian history and describes the epic battle fought at Fort La Tour (Portland Point) for control of the region." - from the Foreword by William H.R. Smith, charirman of The Saint John Bicentennial Inc..
"To the strange, mist-shrouded shores of an unknown continent came fourteen-year-old Charles de La Tour. The year was1606, 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 jacket.
With a bibliography and an index.
Very good in dustjacket. 45.00
Title: Fortune & La Tour : The Civil War in Acadia. First Edition hardcover, in dustjacket
Publisher: Methuen, Toronto, 1983,: 1983
ISBN Number: 045895800X
ISBN Number 13: 9780458958009
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