Champlain's Dream, David Hackett Fischer
  • List: $23.95  |  Sale: $16.77
    Club: $11.97
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Champlain's Dream

Author: David Hackett Fischer

Narrator: Edward Herrmann

Abridged: 10 hr 18 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Published: 10/14/2008

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Historical

Synopsis

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Washington's Crossing offers a sweeping, enthralling biography as dramatic and exciting as the life it portrays. Soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartographer, artist, and Father of New France, the remarkable Samuel de Champlain comes to life in acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer's Champlain's Dream. Born on France's Atlantic coast, Champlain fought in France's religious wars for the great Henri IV, with whom he shared religious tolerance in an age of murderous sectarianism. He was also a brilliant navigator, never losing a ship in 27 Atlantic crossings. 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, where he founded, colonized, and administered French settlements in North America. Despite much resistance and many defeats, Champlain's astonishing dedication and stamina finally established France's New World colony. He tried constantly to maintain peace among Indian nations, but when he had to take up arms he 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 Grand Design for France's colony. A leader who dreamed of humanity and peace in a world of cruelty and violence, he was a true visionary, especially when compared to his English and Spanish contemporaries.

Recommended

Churchill Walking with Destiny, Andrew Roberts
Churchill
by Andrew Roberts

List: $45.00

Sale: $31.50

Club: $22.50

Narrator: Stephen Thorne
Published: 11/06/2018

Genghis Khan His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy, Frank McLynn
Genghis Khan
by Frank McLynn

List: $34.98

Sale: $24.48

Club: $17.48

Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon
Published: 09/01/2015

Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-in) The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant, Shrabani Basu
Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-in)
by Shrabani Basu

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Elizabeth Jasicki
Published: 08/29/2017

Lincoln's Melancholy How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness, Joshua Shenk
Lincoln's Melancholy
by Joshua Shenk

List: $25.87

Sale: $18.11

Club: $12.93

Narrator: Richard Davidson
Published: 09/22/2005

Hitler Ascent 1889-1939, Volker Ullrich
Hitler
by Volker Ullrich

List: $39.98

Sale: $27.98

Club: $19.98

Narrator: Don Hagen
Published: 09/01/2016

Waco A Survivor's Story, David Thibodeau
Waco
by David Thibodeau

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Robert Fass
Published: 01/02/2018

Jefferson Architect of American Liberty, John B. Boles
Jefferson
by John B. Boles

List: $29.98

Sale: $20.99

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Michael Johnson
Published: 04/25/2017

Daughters of the Winter Queen Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots, Nancy Goldstone
Daughters of the Winter Queen
by Nancy Goldstone

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Laura Kirman
Published: 04/10/2018

Napoleon A Life, Andrew Roberts
Napoleon
by Andrew Roberts

List: $35.00

Sale: $24.50

Club: $17.50

Narrator: John Lee
Published: 11/04/2014
{"id":"129042","ean":"9780743579544","abr":"Abridged","title":"Champlain's Dream","subtitle":"","author":"David Hackett Fischer","rating_average":"4","narrator":"Edward Herrmann","ubr_id":"0","abr_id":"129042","ubr_price":"0.00","abr_price":"23.95","ubr_memprice":"0.00","abr_memprice":"14.37","ubr_narrator":"","abr_narrator":"Edward Herrmann","ubr_length":"Unabridged: ","abr_length":"Abridged: 10 hr"}