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Leading By Example, Partisan Fighters & Leaders Of New France, 1660-1760: Volume Three, Bob Bearor

1 Leading By Example, Partisan Fighters & Leaders Of New France, 1660-1760: Volume Three
Bob Bearor
(2004), 2006, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 238 pp, Heritage Books
In this Bob Bearor's third and final book in the 'Leading by Example' trilogy we learn of the exploits of Nicolas D'Allieboust de Manthet who, in the late seventeenth century, routed Iroquois warriors at the Lake of Two Mountains, helped mount an attack on Albany, and led punitive raids against the Mohawks. This work also records the accomplishments of French-Canadian partisan fighters who were active during the last great war for the empire from 1754 to 1760. The three Native American warriors - Piskaret, Escumbuit and Grey Lock - who kept the New England frontier in disarray during this time are introduced by George "Peskunck" Larrabee who powerfully relates their fascinating stories. Also included, is a segment by Canadian author, Francois Gousse, on Lieutenant Wolff, a German who accompanied Baron Dieskau to North America in 1755 and went on to become a very successful partisan leader among the Lake Champlain-Lake George corridor. Bearor closes discussing the paritsan leader, Jean-Baptiste Levreault de Langis de Montegron (Langy), whose remarkable career included participation in the siege of Fort Beausejour, successful attacks on Fort Bull and Oswego in 1756 and providing services against Rogers' Rangers between 1757 and 1760. Bearor gives us a valuable look into war from the perspective of those who fought desperately and lost everything.
Price: 25.00 USD

Leading By Example, Partisan Fighters & Leaders Of New France, 1660-1760: Volume Two, Bob Bearor

2 Leading By Example, Partisan Fighters & Leaders Of New France, 1660-1760: Volume Two
Bob Bearor
(2003), 2007, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 152 pp, Heritage Books
Volume Two covers Daniel Greysolon DuLuth, Madeleine Vercheres, St. Luc de la Corne, Daniel Beaujeu and Jean-Daniel Dumas, with a brief chapter on native foods for wilderness survival. “The partisan leaders have vanished forever, like the prints of their snowshoes and the swirls of their paddles. The accounts of their lives must not.” Bob Bearor is a person whom I refer to as a “trekker’s Trekker.” He possesses a focus that not only encompasses the written work, but also the experience that hands-on learning can bring. Taken together, these two facets create great reading. Bearor’s latest works deal with the mostly forgotten partisan leaders of New France during the French and Indian War period. These fighters early on adopted North American Indian tactics and became masters of “la petite guerre.” Another interesting point is Bob’s chapter on modern-day trekking and how it relates to the study of history. Woodland experience is essential to understanding the North American eighteenth-century mind. Without it we merely read the words of an author. With it, you possess a three-dimensional portrait of reality. - Tim Shaw. On The Trail magazine. History often overlooks the brave exploits of the leaders of lost causes. Blazing a new trail, author Bob Bearor has revived the memory of heroic French woods fighters that he acclaims in his three books about French Partisan Fighters and Leaders of New France, 1660-1760. His stirring portrayals of little known leaders clearly Demonstrate that, despite overwhelming British power, there were partisan leaders that often routed superior British forces during the mini-war in the forest. Bearor's narrative style has an authentic quality that is the mark of an experienced woodsman and wilderness guide. Congratulations, Bob, for bringing to life the bravery, ingenuity and tenacity of these early French Partisan Leaders. - Alfred E. Kayworth, author, Abenaki Warrior-The Life and Times of Chief Escumbuit Legends of the Pond-Stories of Big Island Pond, and The Scalp Hunters, with co-author, Raymond Potvin.
Price: 18.00 USD



3 Pioneers of France in the New World
Francis Parkman Introduction by Colin G. Calloway
473 pages, Illus., maps., paperback, University of Nebraska Press
In the sixteenth century, Spain claimed the fabled New World, and a rash of explorers sailed there seeking riches and, most famously, a fountain of youth. Although France made inroads into Florida, ultimately the French, like the Spanish, failed to establish dominion over North America. Francis Parkman tells why.
The first part of Pioneers of France in the New World deals with the attempts of the Spanish and the French Huguenots to occupy Florida; the second, with the expeditions of Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain and French colonial endeavors in Canada and Acadia. Pioneers is a stirring story, capturing the era of the earliest explorations in North America.
"Parkman saw history as literature and he told a good story. He wrote in the epic style of the nineteenth century, presenting a grand sweep of history that modern writers rarely attempt or achieve."-Colin G. Calloway, from the introduction.

About Author
Francis Parkman (1823–1893), the son of a prominent Boston family, devoted much of his career to writing about the struggles of France and England for domination in America.
Colin G. Calloway, a professor of history and Native American studies at Dartmouth College, is the author of the forthcoming New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America.
Price: 25.00 USD



4 CD: An Old Frontier of France: The Niagara Region and Adjacent Lakes under French Control
Frank H. Severance
(1917), 2006, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 1025 pp, Heritage Books
Chronicles the French settlement in the Niagara region and surrounding lakes, located in present-day New York and Canada; compiled from both published and unpublished rare books, documents, journals, diaries and also first-hand exploration of the Niagara, making this vast work a most incredible historical resource. Volume One takes us back to the earliest European knowledge of the Niagara, around the beginning of the 17th century, and follows 18th-century expeditions and settlement. Volume Two presents a complete account of the area's conflicts between England, France and America during the remainder of the 1700s, Fort Niagara being a key component.
Price: 19.95 USD


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