The Resource Northern Armageddon : the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution, D. Peter MacLeod

Northern Armageddon : the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution, D. Peter MacLeod

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Northern Armageddon : the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution
Title
Northern Armageddon
Title remainder
the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
D. Peter MacLeod
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines "the eighteenth-century Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the pivotal battle in the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) to win control of the trans-Appalachian region of North America, a battle consisting of the British and American colonists on one side and the French and the Iroquois Confederacy on the other, and leading directly to the colonial War of Independence and the creation of Canada"--Dust jacket flap
  • "A huge, ambitious re-creation of the eighteenth-century Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the pivotal battle in the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) to win control of the trans-Appalachian region of North America, a battle consisting of the British and American colonists on one side and the French and the Iroquois Confederacy on the other, and leading directly to the colonial War of Independence and the creation of Canada. It took five years of warfare fought on three continents--Europe, Asia, and North America--to bring the forces arrayed against one another--Britain, Prussia, and Hanover against France, Austria, Sweden, Saxony, Russia, and Spain (Churchill called it "the first world war")--to the plateau outside Quebec City, on September 13, 1759, on fields owned a century before by a fisherman named Abraham Martin ... It was the final battle of a three-month siege by the British Army and Navy of Quebec, the walled city that controlled access to the St. Lawrence River and the continent's entire network of waterways; a battle with the British utilizing 15,000 soldiers, employing 186 ships, with hundreds of colonists aboard British warships and transports from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, with France sending in a mere 400 reinforcements in addition to its 3,500 soldiers. The battle on the Plains of Abraham lasted twenty minutes, and at its finish the course of a continent was changed forever ... New military tactics were used for the first time against standard European formations ... Generals Wolfe and Montcalm each died of gunshot wounds ... France surrendered Quebec to the British, setting the course for the future of Canada, paving the way for the signing of the Treaty of Paris that gave the British control of North America east of the Mississippi, and forcing France to relinquish its claims on New Orleans and to give the lands west of the Mississippi to Spain for surrendering Florida to the British. After the decisive battle, Britain's maritime and colonial supremacy was assured, its hold on the thirteen American colonies tightened. The American participation in ousting the French as a North American power spurred the confidence of the people of New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, who began to agitate for independence from Great Britain. Sixteen years later, France, still bitter over the loss of most of its colonial empire, intervened on behalf of the patriots in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). In Northern Armageddon, Peter MacLeod, using original research--diaries, journals, letters, and firsthand accounts--and bringing to bear all of his extensive knowledge and grasp of warfare and colonial North American history, tells the epic story on a human scale. He writes of the British at Quebec through the eyes of a master's mate on one of the ships embroiled in the battle. And from the French perspective, as the British bombarded Quebec, of four residents of the city--a priest, a clerk, a nun, and a notary--caught in the crossfire. MacLeod gives us as well the large-scale ramifications of this clash of armies, not only on the shape of North America, but on the history of Europe itself."--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacLeod, D. Peter
Dewey number
971.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E199
LC item number
.M17 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Québec Campaign, Québec, 1759
  • Plains of Abraham, Battle of the, Québec, 1759
  • Canada
Label
Northern Armageddon : the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution, D. Peter MacLeod
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Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • "Originally published in Canada by Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., Vancouver, in 2008"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-382) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The people of 1759 -- Attackers. 500,000 years of history ; Sailing to Armageddon ; James Wolfe in love and war ; River control, fireships, landing craft, bombardment ; Defeat at Montmorency ; The triumph of geography -- Defenders. The man who saved Canada ; Soldiers and shoe brushes ; City at war ; Bombardment and fire ; The Governor, the General, and just a hint of scandal ; Wheat and war ; Alarms in the night ; The last convoy to Quebec -- Battle. The Anse au Foulon ; Standing on guard ; Ashore in the dark ; Night battle ; The Plains of Abraham ; Preparing for battle ; Montcalm's decision ; The French charge ; Firefight ; Dying generals ; The British charge ; The Canadians strike back ; After the battle -- Siege. Besieging Quebec ; Townshend's Siege ; Ramezay's surrender -- Aftermath. Occupied Canada ; Canadian Winter ; The Second Battle of the Plains of Abraham -- Consequences. The road to Quebec ; The Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the history of the world
Control code
ocn912705497
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780307269898
Lccn
2015015893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)912705497
Label
Northern Armageddon : the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution, D. Peter MacLeod
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • "Originally published in Canada by Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., Vancouver, in 2008"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The people of 1759 -- Attackers. 500,000 years of history ; Sailing to Armageddon ; James Wolfe in love and war ; River control, fireships, landing craft, bombardment ; Defeat at Montmorency ; The triumph of geography -- Defenders. The man who saved Canada ; Soldiers and shoe brushes ; City at war ; Bombardment and fire ; The Governor, the General, and just a hint of scandal ; Wheat and war ; Alarms in the night ; The last convoy to Quebec -- Battle. The Anse au Foulon ; Standing on guard ; Ashore in the dark ; Night battle ; The Plains of Abraham ; Preparing for battle ; Montcalm's decision ; The French charge ; Firefight ; Dying generals ; The British charge ; The Canadians strike back ; After the battle -- Siege. Besieging Quebec ; Townshend's Siege ; Ramezay's surrender -- Aftermath. Occupied Canada ; Canadian Winter ; The Second Battle of the Plains of Abraham -- Consequences. The road to Quebec ; The Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the history of the world
Control code
ocn912705497
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 400 pages
Isbn
9780307269898
Lccn
2015015893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)912705497

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