The story of what happened at the colonial fortified town of Louisbourg between 1749 and 1758 is one of the great dramas of the history of Canada, indeed North America. The French stronghold on Cape Breton Island, strategically situated near the entrance to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, was from soon after its founding a major possession in the quest for empire. The dramatic military and social history of this short-lived and significant fortress, seaport and community, and citizens who made it their home, are woven together in A.J.B. Johnston’s gripping biography of the colony’s final decade, presented from both French and British perspectives.
by A. J. B. Johnston