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Bush runner : the adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson / Mark Bourrie.

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  • ISBN: 9781771962377 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, 2019

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Timeline of Pierre-Esprit Radisson's life -- Introduction -- Life with the Mohawks (1639-1654) -- Back to the Iroquois (1654-1658) -- Pierre and M├ędard go west (1658-1660) -- Radisson in London and Moosonee (1660-1675) -- Radisson in the Caribbean (1675-1677) -- True and absolute lords and proprietors (1681-1685) -- Decayed gentleman (1688-1710).
Summary, etc.:
"The book is a biography of eccentric French fur trader Pierre Radisson, a man who helped shape the events of his time. Radisson spent his life trying to be an important part of the rather bizarre European beaver hat trade, but was stymied all his life. He lived through fantastic adventures : capture and adoption by the Mohawks in 1652, escape to early New York City, trading partner with the indigenous people of the Great Lakes, defecting from the French and witnessing the Great Plague and Great Fire of London, defecting back to the French, co-founding the Hudson's Bay Company, running with pirates... and so on. A fascinating and remarkable life story that is finally being told." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Radisson, Pierre Esprit, approximately 1636-1710.
Hudson's Bay Company.
Fur traders > Canada > Biography.
Canada > History > 1663-1713 (New France)
Genre: Biographies.


3 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Stamford 971.01092 Radis-B 38080500268311 Adult Checked out 04/06/2020
Victoria Avenue 971.01092 Radis-B 38080500268329 Adult Checked out 04/06/2020

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