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Rocks and Shoals

(Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventures #7)

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With the fall of Louisbourg in 1758 the French in North America were firmly on the back foot. Pitt’s grand strategy for 1759 was to launch a three-pronged attack on Canada. One army would move north from Lake Champlain, and another smaller force would strike across the wilderness to Lake Ontario and French-held Fort Niagara. A third, under Admiral Saunders and General Wolf ...more
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Published May 16th 2020 by Old Salt Press
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Chaplain Stanley Chapin
A different locations

The adventures of a colonial post captain in the British Navy fighting the French in the St Lawrence and what became Canda.
gerry
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If Montcalm had won the battle of Quebec.......

Would North Americans be speaking French today? Chris Durbin's story adds a new dimension by including many details about the navy's important role, such as charting the regional waters and using the French pilots. While the expulsion of Acadia did not occur on Carlisle's watch, readers might glean further insight by reading the poem Evangeline by Henry Longfellow.
A detail that confused this reader was on page 223 of the kindle version that refers t
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Tom Riley
Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable and for the most part accurate

A good tale, and pretty accurate. A few inconsistencies, specifically that Colonel de Bougainville is called Comte. He was a Chevalier of the Order of St. Louis at the time, and was made Comte by Napoleon much later. Just a quibble, but worth noting.
john rolfe
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More good reads

Along with previous 6 books this one leads you to need to keep reading to be again caught up in the actions and varying lives of characters, look forward to book 8 +?
Doug Rogers
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Great Chapter in the series

What I enjoy about this series, and this book in particular, is the way old characters move on and new characters are brought in. Its a refreshing change. Plus, the historical facts are never twisted too far.
Peter Halls
Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable read

This is as usual a fast paced good relaxing read covering a period of history that, all be it a speeded up timescale, was full of adventure. What's not to like.
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Richard Boyett
A bit to much “Surveying, navigation and fleet management “ for me.
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Chris Durbin grew up in the seaside town of Porthcawl in South Wales. His first experience of sailing was as a sea cadet in the treacherous tideway of the Bristol Channel, and at the age of sixteen, he spent a week in a topsail schooner in the Southwest Approaches. He was a crew member on the Porthcawl lifeboat before joining the navy.

Chris spent twenty-four years as a warfare officer in the Royal
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