French Fortresses in North America 1535-1763

By René Chartrand, Donato Spedaliere. (illustrator),

Book cover of French Fortresses in North America 1535-1763: Québec, Montréal, Louisbourg and New Orleans

Book description

This title provides a detailed examination of the defenses of the three largest fortified cities in Canada - Quebec, Montreal and Louisbourg - and also covers New Orleans in America. Quebec City is the best known and most impressive of the sites covered, and was the strongest of the fortresses…

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1 author picked French Fortresses in North America 1535-1763 as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

As fascinating as Louisbourg’s history is all by itself, it is also important to place it in a wider context. René Chartrand provides just such a comparative look in this well-illustrated book about four major French colonial centers, including Louisbourg. Readers are able to grasp the imperial significance of the French colonial stronghold on Cape Breton Island (then known as Ile Royale) and compare it to the brief histories of three other North American towns: Québec, Montréal, and New Orleans.

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