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    Francis Parkman(Author)

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  • PDF | 312 pages
  • Francis Parkman(Author)
  • Pinnacle Press (May 25, 2017)
  • English
  • 8
  • History

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  • By Theresa B. on October 9, 2017

    A wonderful glimpse into the character, personal lives, and tremendous hardships of Champlain and the original settlers of New France. Exactly what I hoped for...loved it!

  • By W. T. Higgins on August 27, 2016

    This is classic history, written in the 19th century - and Amazon wants it rated as if it were a modern novel. Oh well - if you know who Parkman is, you know what you're getting. Not a perfect account, but much closer to the original story than more recent historians.

  • By Guest on May 30, 2015

    Great history of France in North America and written in a very readable style. I've read other Parkman works; this one is in the same ilk.

  • By J. Zartman on October 13, 2014

    I read Francis Parkman's book about the Oregon Trail and really enjoyed it, so I picked up this book. I hoped to find the same engaging style, and sometimes it shines through. Once he gets into a story he tells it well and transports his reader to Florida's jungles or Nova Scotia's rocky shores where you can practically smell death or feel the bracing sea spray. He waxes eloquent in his introductions and bridges between stories, however, and I found them to be so flowery and stuffed with grandiose verbiage that some were almost incomprehensible. They certainly lost the immediacy and gripping nature of his narratives. An example from Kindle location 917-918: "Day was breaking on the world. Light, hope, and freedom pierced with vitalizing ray the clouds and the miasma that hung so thick over the prostrate Middle Age, once noble and mighty, now a foul image of decay and death." Or, from location 2099: "...withered Feudalism, with her antique forms and tinselled follies, was again to seek a new home among the rocks and pine-trees of Nova Scotia." This particular book follows a number of exploratory ventures, all of which require an introduction or a bridge, so it often felt like slogging through the mud. Parkman researched his subjects carefully and thoroughly, so his books provide great historical references, but this one failed to provide me the same reading pleasure as his book on the Oregon Trail.

  • By doninark on July 9, 2015

    good early description of the western expansion

  • By Daniel D Presson on January 19, 2016

    Written in non-american English - author also uses terms from 18th century English. - as a history and etymology buff my vocabulary has increased.


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