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BOOK - Quebec, 1759 The Seige And The Battle
By C.P. Stacey. Edited and with new material by Donald E. Graves
Published by Robin Brass Studio, Toronto, 2002

Softcover... 27.95 (C$)

The fall of Quebec, the fortified capital of New France, to British forces in 1759 led to the ultimate defeat of French power in North America. The dramatic battle on the Plains of Abraham which secured final victory for Major General James Wolfe not only set the course for the future of Canada, it also opened the door to the independence of the thirteen American colonies some twenty years later.

The sheer drama of the campaign and the lionization of the doomed Wolfe, however, have diverted attention from the pertinent questions that the military historian must ask of this famous event. When were the critical decisions taken? Who made the plans? Why did they succeed or fail? What sort of man was Wolfe? Was Montcalm a bad commander or just an unlucky commander? The late C.P. Stacey, one of Canada's foremost military historians, provides the answers to these and other questions in a beautifully-written study on the art of generalship that has long been regarded as the best book on the siege of Quebec.

In this major new edition, Stacey's original text appears in its entirety. Editor Donald E. Graves has, however, included updated source references and more than 120 period and modern illustrations of personalites, scenes (both period and modern), events, weapons, troops, ships including uniform art by such leading illustrators as Eugene Leliepvre of France and G.A. Embleton of Britain. Six additional appendices describe new information on the siege, the complete orders of battle for the oppposing forces on land and sea, the military heritage of the battle, the operations of the Royal Navy in 1759 -- and even the songs sung on both sides. An expanded bibliography includes archival sources and published works relating to the original edition but also material on the Seven Years' War in North America, the armies and navies of the period and the role of the aboriginal peoples.

This handsome new edition of a classic work of military history is the most complete, attractive and authoritative book on the operation that changed the course of world history.

272 Pages
9" x 8" (landscape format)
Paperback - perfect bound
More than 100 illustrations
Detailed appendices
Published by Robin Brass Studio, Toronto, 2002
ISBN: 1-896941-26-5

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