9781416593331

Champlain's Dream

Fischer, David Hackett

ISBN 10: 1416593330 / 1-4165-9333-0
ISBN 13: 9781416593331
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de Champlain -- soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartographer, artist, and Father of New France.

Born on France's Atlantic coast, Champlain grew to manhood in a country riven by religious warfare. The historical record is unclear on whether Champlain was baptized Protestant or Catholic, but he fought in France's religious wars for the man who would become Henri IV, one of France's greatest kings, and like Henri, he was religiously tolerant in an age of murderous sectarianism. Champlain was also a brilliant navigator. He went to sea as a boy and over time acquired the skills that allowed him to make twenty-seven Atlantic crossings without losing a ship.

But we remember Champlain mainly as a great explorer. On foot and by ship and canoe, he traveled through what are now six Canadian provinces and five American states. Over more than thirty years he founded, colonized, and administered French settlements in North America. Sailing frequently between France and Canada, he maneuvered through court intrigue in Paris and negotiated among more than a dozen Indian nations in North America to establish New France. Champlain had early support from Henri IV and later Louis XIII, but the Queen Regent Marie de Medici and Cardinal Richelieu opposed his efforts. Despite much resistance and many defeats, Champlain, by his astonishing dedication and stamina, finally established France's New World colony. He tried constantly to maintain peace among Indian nations that were sometimes at war with one another, but when he had to, he took up arms and forcefully imposed a new balance of power, proving himself a formidable strategist and warrior.

Throughout his three decades in North America, Champlain remained committed to a remarkable vision, a Grand Design for France's colony. He encouraged intermarriage among the French colonists and the natives, and he insisted on tolerance for Protestants. He was a visionary leader, especially when compared to his English and Spanish contemporaries -- a man who dreamed of humanity and peace in a world of cruelty and violence.

This superb biography, the first in decades, is as dramatic and exciting as the life it portrays. Deeply researched, it is illustrated throughout with many contemporary images and maps, including several drawn by Champlain himself.

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Champlain's Dream: Search Results

1.
Champlain's Dream Format: Paperback (ISBN: 1416593330 / 1-4165-9333-0)
Fischer, David Hackett
ISBN 10: 1416593330
ISBN 13: 9781416593331
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Simon and Schuster. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1416593330

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.60
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
2.
Champlain's Dream (ISBN: 1416593330 / 1-4165-9333-0)
Fischer, David Hackett
ISBN 10: 1416593330
ISBN 13: 9781416593331
Bookseller: Nataraj Books, Inc. (Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Simon & Schuster. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1416593330 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI210439015

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11.95
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
3.
Champlain's Dream (ISBN: 1416593330 / 1-4165-9333-0)
Fischer, David Hackett
ISBN 10: 1416593330
ISBN 13: 9781416593331
Bookseller: Book Deals (Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 2-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Simon & Schuster, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! (1413635691). Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1416593330

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 19.54
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
4.
Champlain's Dream (Paperback) (ISBN: 1416593330 / 1-4165-9333-0)
Fischer, David Hackett
ISBN 10: 1416593330
ISBN 13: 9781416593331
Bookseller: Grand Eagle Retail (Romulus, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. 162mm x 39mm x 231mm. Paperback. In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de Champlain ? soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartogr.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 834 pages. 1.012. Bookseller Inventory # 9781416593331

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 19.56
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
5.
Champlain' Dream [Paperback] (ISBN: 1416593330 / 1-4165-9333-0)
Fischer, David Hackett
ISBN 10: 1416593330
ISBN 13: 9781416593331
Bookseller: FOURSEASONS4JOY, LLC (CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 1416593330BNA

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 18.54
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
6.
Champlain s Dream (Paperback) (ISBN: 9781416593331)
Fischer, David Hackett
ISBN 10: 1416593330
ISBN 13: 9781416593331
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de Champlain -- soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartographer, artist, and Father of New France. Born on France s Atlantic coast, Champlain grew to manhood in a country riven by religious warfare. The historical record is unclear on whether Champlain was baptized Protestant or Catholic, but he fought in France s religious wars for the man who would become Henri IV, one of France s greatest kings, and like Henri, he was religiously tolerant in an age of murderous sectarianism. Champlain was also a brilliant navigator. He went to sea as a boy and over time acquired the skills that allowed him to make twenty-seven Atlantic crossings without losing a ship. But we remember Champlain mainly as a great explorer. On foot and by ship and canoe, he traveled through what are now six Canadian provinces and five American states. Over more than thirty years he founded, colonized, and administered French settlements in North America. Sailing frequently between France and Canada, he maneuvered through court intrigue in Paris and negotiated among more than a dozen Indian nations in North America to establish New France. Champlain had early support from Henri IV and later Louis XIII, but the Queen Regent Marie de Medici and Cardinal Richelieu opposed his efforts. Despite much resistance and many defeats, Champlain, by his astonishing dedication and stamina, finally established France s New World colony. He tried constantly to maintain peace among Indian nations that were sometimes at war with one another, but when he had to, he took up arms and forcefully imposed a new balance of power, proving himself a formidable strategist and warrior. Throughout his three decades in North America, Champlain remained committed to a remarkable vision, a Grand Design for France s colony. He encouraged intermarriage among the French colonists and the natives, and he insisted on tolerance for Protestants. He was a visionary leader, especially when compared to his English and Spanish contemporaries -- a man who dreamed of humanity and peace in a world of cruelty and violence. This superb biography, the first in decades, is as dramatic and exciting as the life it portrays. Deeply researched, it is illustrated throughout with many contemporary images and maps, including several drawn by Champlain himself. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781416593331

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 23.42
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
7.
Champlains Dream (ISBN: 9781416593331)
Fischer, David Hackett
ISBN 10: 1416593330
ISBN 13: 9781416593331
Bookseller: Castle Rock (Amherst, NS, Canada)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: Brand New. * This item is printed on demand * Book Condition: Brand New * All orders are processed and shipped from Las Vegas, NV USA *. Bookseller Inventory # 97814165933311.0

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 19.48
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
8.
Champlain's Dream (ISBN: 1416593330 / 1-4165-9333-0)
Fischer, David Hackett
ISBN 10: 1416593330
ISBN 13: 9781416593331
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Simon & Schuster. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1416593330

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 19.86
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
9.
Champlain s Dream (Paperback) (ISBN: 9781416593331)
Fischer, David Hackett
ISBN 10: 1416593330
ISBN 13: 9781416593331
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Gloucester, UK, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de Champlain -- soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartographer, artist, and Father of New France. Born on France s Atlantic coast, Champlain grew to manhood in a country riven by religious warfare. The historical record is unclear on whether Champlain was baptized Protestant or Catholic, but he fought in France s religious wars for the man who would become Henri IV, one of France s greatest kings, and like Henri, he was religiously tolerant in an age of murderous sectarianism. Champlain was also a brilliant navigator. He went to sea as a boy and over time acquired the skills that allowed him to make twenty-seven Atlantic crossings without losing a ship. But we remember Champlain mainly as a great explorer. On foot and by ship and canoe, he traveled through what are now six Canadian provinces and five American states. Over more than thirty years he founded, colonized, and administered French settlements in North America. Sailing frequently between France and Canada, he maneuvered through court intrigue in Paris and negotiated among more than a dozen Indian nations in North America to establish New France. Champlain had early support from Henri IV and later Louis XIII, but the Queen Regent Marie de Medici and Cardinal Richelieu opposed his efforts. Despite much resistance and many defeats, Champlain, by his astonishing dedication and stamina, finally established France s New World colony. He tried constantly to maintain peace among Indian nations that were sometimes at war with one another, but when he had to, he took up arms and forcefully imposed a new balance of power, proving himself a formidable strategist and warrior. Throughout his three decades in North America, Champlain remained committed to a remarkable vision, a Grand Design for France s colony. He encouraged intermarriage among the French colonists and the natives, and he insisted on tolerance for Protestants. He was a visionary leader, especially when compared to his English and Spanish contemporaries -- a man who dreamed of humanity and peace in a world of cruelty and violence. This superb biography, the first in decades, is as dramatic and exciting as the life it portrays. Deeply researched, it is illustrated throughout with many contemporary images and maps, including several drawn by Champlain himself. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781416593331

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 23.93
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
10.
Champlain's Dream (ISBN: 1416593330 / 1-4165-9333-0)
Fischer, David Hackett
ISBN 10: 1416593330
ISBN 13: 9781416593331
Bookseller: Russell Books (Victoria, BC, Canada)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 6

Book Description: Simon & Schuster. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1416593330 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781416593331

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 18.99
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book