By Edward Pierce Hamilton
Read or Download Adventure in the Wilderness: The American Journals of Louis Antoine De Bougainville, 1756-1760 (American Exploration and Travel Series) PDF
Best historical books
Whilst humans make undesirable judgements, bizarre comments, and simply undeniable foolish error, the consequences are certain to hang-out them. but if these items take place to the president of the U.S., they could switch the process historical past. during this shrewdpermanent portrait of the yankee presidency, Jim Cullen takes ten presidents down from their pedestals via studying key missteps of their careers--and how they transcended them.
To burn with ardour . . . to give up to the facility of a man's wish . . . Kathryn de St. Marie's years in a French convent have taught her such issues are forbidden. nonetheless the chaste Norman attractiveness goals of a soul-stirring love. yet merciless future intrudes whilst she is taken prisoner via Scot barbarians—though a kinder destiny intervenes while she is rescued by means of proud, haunted Edric of Braxton Fell, a sour Saxon lord displaced through Norman rule.
Even if there are lots of books written in regards to the most famed Cleopatra, this can be the single learn in English dedicated to her much less recognized yet both illustrious namesakes. Cleopatras strains the turbulent lives and careers of those traditionally vital ladies, interpreting particularly the sooner Macedonian and Ptolemaic Cleopatras, and the effect in their dynastic marriages at the heritage of the Hellenistic global.
Particular style ofdigital information item is extra pragmatic. the focal point at the durability of electronic surrogatesof old images permits the research of accessible buildingblocks for electronic upkeep similar to instructions, techniques, instruments, standards,strategies and techniques to let long term entry to electronic information items.
Extra resources for Adventure in the Wilderness: The American Journals of Louis Antoine De Bougainville, 1756-1760 (American Exploration and Travel Series)
It carried off the captain, first lieutenant, an ensign, the chief surgeon, the chaplain and about sixty men, both soldiers and sailors, of this ship, three officers and about thirty regular soldiers who were on board, a sickness coming, they say, from the antiquity of the ship and the captain's lack of maintainence and provision for ventilation, an unusual sickness in its symptoms and its effects. Several people who have been attacked and cured have remained out of their head. M. 20 July 11: At noon there arrived at Montreal M.
De Rigaud in his letter of the twenty-seventh said that he had 152 sacks of biscuits which should make 5,000 rations, 70 kegs of salt pork of 45 pounds apiece, 30 bags of peas, and 38 quarters40 of flour. He had 589 men, colony troops and militia, 120 Indians, and three light companies41 from La Sarre, Guyenne, and Béarn. Reached Frontenac at half-past ten. We found that La Sarre regiment had left that morning to join M. de Rigaud's camp at Niaouré Bay. A. Descombes returned here yesterday from his reconnaisance to Oswego.
In January, 1756, he was elected a member of the British Royal Society, an extraordinary honor for so young a man, and a foreigner at that. Early in this same year he was appointed aide-de-camp to the Marquis de Montcalm with the rank of captain, and in April the two left for Canada. Bougainville then commenced a journal and continued it throughout his stay in North America. It is the frank and detailed Page xviii story of the activities, thoughts, and observations of an educated French gentleman who knew the English and their language and was a member of the French high command in Canada.