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Wolfe of Quebec /
Robin Reilly.
imprint
London : Cassell, 2001.
description
xiv, 366 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports ; 24 cm.
ISBN
030435838X (pbk.) :
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imprint
London : Cassell, 2001.
isbn
030435838X (pbk.) :
general note
Originally published: 1960.
catalogue key
4667960
 
Includes bibliographical references (345-350) and index.
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Summaries
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James Wolfe was hardly the model of an 18th-century major general: slight, delicately built, and eccentric, he died from tuberculosis at only 32 years of age. Yet Wolfe captured Quebec and led the troops that destroyed the French empire in Canada. Blending military history with biography, this action-packed account captures the spirit of an attractive yet perplexing man, and the turbulent time in which he lived. "...evokes admiration, praise and excitement...a very impressive affair, indeed."--Sunday Times.
Unpaid Annotation
A biography of the British general who defeated the French in Canada and died at the moment of his greatest victory. James Wolfe was hardly the model of an 18th-century major-general. He was slight of physique and delicately built. His eccentricities sometimes lent him an air of madness.
Unpaid Annotation
..".evokes admiration, praise and excitement...a very impressive affair, indeed."--Sunday Times. James Wolfe was hardly the very model of an 18th-century major general: slight and delicately built, his eccentricities sometimes lent him an air of madness. He died at only 32 years of age, suffering from tuberculosis and other debilitating ailments. And yet this was the man whose troops destroyed the French empire in Canada and whose capture of Quebec by scaling the Heights of Abraham has become legendary. Blending military history with biography, this action-packed and highly enjoyable account captures the spirit of an attractive yet perplexing man who perished at the moment of his greatest victory, as well as the turbulent time in which he lived.
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Robin Reilly provides a biography of the British General who famously defeated the French in Canada and died at the moment of his greatest victory.

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