At the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, the 18th century comes alive. Park historians and interpreters have recreated the sights, sounds and sensations of life in a French military town in the year 1744. Author and historian Susan Young de Biagi 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 the story of Louisbourg's battle for supremacy in North America. This new edition offers completely new full-colour photographs of the site and its characters along with 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.
Published Jul 2010