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Title: With Wolfe to Quebec - the Path to Glory
Description: London, Collins. 1972, First Edition. (ISBN: 0002119420). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. A Fine unmarked copy in red cloth boards with dustjacket which has a small repaired closed tear and is price clipped. 224 pages. 5 maps. 75 illustrations. In 1759 the great War Minister, William Pitt, decided to strike at France through her Canadian possessions and the key to these was Quebec - an imposing and almost impregnable citadel standing at the fork of the St. Lawrence and Chales rivers. To storm and take Quebec he chose 32 year old James Wolfe, the soldier so much admired by Nelson. His task wa not made easier by the facts that he was opposed by the Marquis de Montcalm, outstanding for his courage and chivalry; the French had recently been reinforced and were making skilful use of savage Red Indian auxiliaries; and Wolfe's three brigadiers were highly critical of his promotion over their heads. Finally the approach up the St. Lawrence was extraordinarily difficult owing to its complex shoals. On the other hand, Wolfe had been chosen for his superb handling of men; his expedition included one of the great navigators of history, James Cook; and help from Admiral Saunders proved a landmark in the development of combined operations. With absorbing skill, the distinguished naval historian author, recounts the fluctuations of the action which led to Wolfe's brilliant victory, death and apotheosis. 111. Fine/Very Good.

Keywords: James Wolfe, Marquis de Montcalm, Quebec Campaign, James Cook, Admiral Saunders 0002119420

Price: GBP 10.00 = appr. US$ 14.28 Seller: Goldring Books
- Book number: 008713

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