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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2021 10:39 a.m. PST

I came across the title of this book while reading another book about the French in Canada. Is it worth reading, and does the scholarship still hold up? Thanks.


Berzerker7330 Jun 2021 10:44 a.m. PST

I actually read this last summer from the library and enjoyed it. I think info about the early years of New France and the wars against the Iroquois is interesting.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2021 10:57 a.m. PST

Thank you.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2021 11:01 a.m. PST

I got this a couple of months ago but haven't read it yet.I also got this one but haven't read it yet either. link

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2021 5:12 p.m. PST

I went ahead and ordered it through interlibrary loan. That forces you to read the books that you bring home.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2021 4:38 p.m. PST

May have to read this one. My direct ancestor on my mom's side was recruited from the Bordeaux area to serve in New France in the early to mid 17th century.

However, to the best of my knowledge he only garrisoned a fort on the St Lawrence and never went out on campaign. He got a land grant to farm, married, and settled down. So here I am….

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