CHAMPLAIN, The Life of Fortitude by Morris Bishop

CHAMPLAIN, The Life of Fortitude

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A conscientious guide to the life and classic voyages of the French explorer which underlines his importance in Canadian history, the integrity of convictions, dreams and purposes. A close look at the records of his twelve voyages this presents a finely detailed, chronological account of Champlain's indomitable career, his troubles at home as well as in the new country, interprets his warlike policy, and follows meticulously the progress of each of his expeditions. It is backgrounded by the conflicts in European politics, the battle for domination of the new land, and Champlain's own determination to hold Canada for France. A somewhat sober, but competent account of a good man whose exploits are history.

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1948
Publisher: Knopf