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Sea Has No End

The Life of Louis-Antoine De Bougainville

By Victor Suthren

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Format: Hardback, 224 pages
Other Information: maps
Published In: Canada, 01 September 2004
Soldier, sailor, adventurer, and philosopher, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville was a talented French officer whose remarkable career took him from the boudoirs of Paris to the flintlock battlefields of North America and on to the luch islands of the South Pacific. In this lively biography, author Victor Suthren follows Bougainville's career in North America during the Seven Years War and the American Revolution and his adventures in the South Seas. Written with a historian's eye for detail, The Sea Has No End is a fascinating portrait of the most stirring and dramatic events of the eighteenth century.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Beginnings and Early Career; The Seven Years' War and the Appointment to Canada; Forest Warfare and the Canadian Journals, 1756-1758; The Final Days and Canada's Surrender, 1759-1760; A New Beginning: Settling Acadians in the Falklands; The Great World Voyage; Paradise Found? The Revelation of Tahiti; Revolutions: Glory and Danger in America and France; A Life Well Lived.

About the Author

Victor Suthren is a Canadian writer and historian with a special interest in maritime history. A former Director General of the Canadian War Museum, he has written seven adventure novels about the sea, as well as, histories including The War of 1812 , and biographies of James Cook and de Bougainville. He lives with his family in Merrickville, Ontario.

Reviews

"Suthren has produced an interesting and very readable biography." -- Canadian Military History, Summer 2005 "well researched and in a style east to read, the Sea Has No End achieves the author's aim in succinctly telling the fascinating life story of Antoine Louis Bogainville." -- The Northwest Mariner, Vol. XIV, No. 4,, Oct 2004

EAN: 9781550025194
ISBN: 1550025198
Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd
Dimensions: 23.47 x 16.05 x 1.85 centimetres (0.38 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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