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Champlain

Peacemaker and Explorer

By Mary Beacock Fryer

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Format: Paperback, 150 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations, maps, frontispiece
Published In: United States, 13 July 2011
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Samuel de Champlain has long been known as the founder of Quebec and as a tireless explorer. No one knows for sure where he was born or who he really was. Still, his career was packed with interesting details and his early life prepared him for greatness. Without Champlains own detailed records, the years 1600 to 1640 in Canada would be almost a mystery. Possibly Canadas first multicultural advocate, he dreamed of creating a new people from French and Aboriginal roots. However, his efforts to establish a colony encountered setbacks in France. Among his detractors was the powerful Cardinal Richelieu. Champlain was not of the nobility and thus was considered unfit for patronage. The explorers story is an exciting one, as he explored new territory, established alliances and understandings with Natives, waged war when necessary, and left behind a legend in the New World that lasts to this day.

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Road Trip, A Road Trip!: Manhattan, 2007; Go For Broke: Bracknell, England 2005; Put Up Your Dukes & Write!: New York City, 1940s; Ragged & Ecstatic Joy: Denver, 1940s; A Plank Where All the Angels Dove Off: San Francisco, 1940s-1960s; Rough and Hard and Extreme: Mexico, 1950s-1960s; Not Akin to Lustful Thoughts: Europe and Africa, 1950s-1960s; The Perfect Ecstasy: Lowell, 1920s to Present; Golden Ash, Blissful Emptiness: New England, 1890s-1960s; It Was Pure, in My Heart: New Jersey and New York, 1920s-1990s; Canada Was My Bosom of God: Quebec, 1950s-1960s and Early Years; Down into the Darks: Southern United States, 1940s-1960s; Everything is Ecstasy: Central United States, 1940s-1990s; Epilogue -- Five Million of Stars: Quebec and Toronto; Index.

About the Author

Mary Beacock Fryer is a well-known expert on Upper Canadian history and has written many biographies, including a trilogy on the Simcoe family: Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, Our Young Soldier, and John Graves Simcoe. Among Fryer's other books are Bold, Brave, and Born to Lead and Buckskin Pimpernel. She lives in Toronto.

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Fryer does a wonderful job of captivating the reader, she manages to effectively interlace the politics of a religiously contentious France with the adventurous matters of Champlain in the St. Lawrence Valley. Her attention to detail serves the biographical form perfectly and her eloquent presentation does not contrast the evidence. -- Resource Links, 20111001

EAN: 9781554889402
ISBN: 1554889405
Publisher: Natural Heritage Books
Dimensions: 20.07 x 20.07 x 1.02 centimetres (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years
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