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category: History
published: Jan 1997
publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited


A Living History Colourguide

by Susan Young de Biagi, photographs by Munroe, Norman

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At the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, the 18th century comes alive! Here are the sights, sounds and sensations of life in a French military town in the year 1744.
Travel through time with author and historian Susan Biagi as she relates the fascinating story of Louisbourg's birth, growth and eventual destruction. Her vivid descriptions of people, culture, fashions, food and politics provide a rich context for Louisbourg's battle for supremacy in the New World. In these pages you'll also find full-colour photographs of the site and its characters; a description of the ambitious restoration process that made Louisbourg one of the world's greatest outdoor museums; and a guide to nature walks and activities in the area around the fortress.
Louisbourg is both a compelling history and a comprehensive guide to the unique and powerful experience of Louisbourg. The text includes a detailed map and handsome photographs on every page.

About the Authors

Susan Young de Biagi

Munroe, Norman

NORMAN MUNROE is a photographer from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
Editorial Reviews

"...this may be the book to read before visiting, to become acquainted or you may wish to get it after your visit, to remember the past."

— Cape Breton Post

"This visually appealing and well-organized visitor's guide to the reconstructed 18th-century fortified town of Louisbourg features a brief survey of the town's history before, during, and after the French period; a sensibly organized walking tour with informative essays on all the major buildings and structures ons site; a percpetive explanaiton of the challenges faced and met in reconstructing Louisbourg; and even advice on sights and trails in and around Louisbourg for those who seek more than a day visit experience. This is unquestionably the best Louisbourg visitor's guide to date. Its first-rate introduction to the history of Louisbourg makes it a valuable resource for high-school and undergraduate students as well."

— Olaf Janzen

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