By Jacques Lacoursière, Robin Philpot
This energetic consultant to Quebec historical past tells the attention-grabbing tale of the payment of the St. Lawrence River Valley over approximately 500 years. however it additionally tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and investors who travelled, mapped, and inhabited such a lot of North the United States, and embrothered the peoples they met.
Combining substantial study and nice tale telling, Jacques Lacoursière and Robin Philpot attach way of life to the occasions that emerged as old turning issues within the lifetime of a humans. They therefore laying off new mild on Quebec’s 450-year history—and the ancient forces that lie at the back of its fresh efforts to realize independence.
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