Courage to Command : A Story of the Capture of Louisbourg. First Edition (green & tan) in dustjacket

By: MacDONALD, Zillah K. Winston Adventure Books STEIN, Harve

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MacDONALD, Zillah K. Courage to Command : A Story of the Capture of Louisbourg. Illustrated by Harve Stein. Philadelphia /Toronto :The John C. WinstonCompany, (1953). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-ix,(3),1-177,(3). 8vo, green cl oth spine, tan cloth boards. In the Winston Adventure Books series. "In March of 1745, a fleet of military ships set sail from Boston under a cloud-ridden sky, with a storm sea threatening outside the harbor. They were heading for the jagged coast of Cape Breton Island to stage a surprise assault onthe 'impregnable' Fortress of Louisburg. This is the story of that incredi ble attack, and of Caleb Hatch, a young Boston lad chosen to record the events. Tracing the incidents that led to the siege, the author tells a story of mystery, intrigue and high-pitched adventure. The French at the great Fortress of Louisburg had been preying on the New England ships, and as ship after ship fell, laden with rich cargoes intended for Boston, the spirit ofrevolt had grown. Fearing the French would strangle trade and starve the c ity of Boston, the enraged colonists took matters into their own hands, andwith neither the advice nor promise of help from England, launched afierce attack against the enemy. Caleb's part in the bloody battle, how he uncove rs the secret of a mysterious map and uses it to plot a course in the storming of the walls of Louisburg, make a tale that explodes with action, tyranny and courage." - from the dj. With a brief preface by Cecile Matschat (editor) and Carl Carmer (consulting editor) : "The Crade of the American Revolution" (p.vii). Chapters : 1. Caleb's Adventure; 2. The Letter on the Dock; 3. Canseau is Taken; 4. The French Privateers; 5. A Naval Victory; 6. Annapolis in Danger; 7. New England Goes to War; 8. Caleb Sails for Louisbourg; 9. The Royal Battery; 10. Hardship, Hunger and Failure; 11. Caleb Enters the Fortress; 12. The Secret of the Map; 13. By Faith and Courage. Very good in chipped dustjacket. 30.00

Title: Courage to Command : A Story of the Capture of Louisbourg. First Edition (green & tan) in dustjacket

Author Name: MacDONALD, Zillah K. Winston Adventure Books STEIN, Harve

Categories: 888,

Publisher: John C. Winston Co, Philadelphia /Toronto, 1953,:

Seller ID: 36253

Keywords: LOUISBOURG JUVENILE CANSO NAUTICAL FICTION CANADIAN CAPE BRETON NOVA SCOTIA CANADA LITERATURE,