Northwest Passage

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  • Hardcover
  • Northwest Passage
  • Kenneth Roberts
  • English
  • 09 June 2017
  • 0385043317

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Northwest Passage The story of Major Robert Rogers 1759 expedition to wipe out the Indian town of St Francis, and his search for the water route to the Northwest based on Rogers own accounts. Download Northwest Passage – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Northwest Passage

  1. Paul Brogan says:

    Not being terribly familiar with North America, especially that of the wild days of the late 18th century, just before the American War of Independence, I read this book with an open atlas at my elbow This enabled me not only to read a ripping and entertaining yarn, or three, of adventures and endurance, but also learn lots about the geography and history of those times This alone gave me enormous satisfaction.The title is somewhat deceptive The Northwest Passage, as I understand it, was the Not being terribly familiar with North America, especially that of the wild days of the late 18th century, just before the American War of Independence, I read this book with an open atlas at my elbow This enabled me not only to read a ripping and entertaining yarn, or three, of adventures and endurance, but also learn lots about the geography and history of those times This alone gave me enormous satisfaction.The title is somewhat deceptive The Northwest Passage, as I understand...

  2. Ray De says:

    I read Northwest Passage for the first time when I was ten and my mom picked it up at a garage sale I then proceeded to read everything else by Roberts I could find Why do I still believe the books still stack up so well over time First, Roberts was a historian and a rigorous one His command of history and detail is immense and complex Also, he does not present early American history as peopled only by noble settlers and bloodthirsty Indians and selfless leaders He portrays the good and ba I read Northwest Passage for the first time when I was ten and my mom picked it up at a garage sale I then proceeded to read everything else by Roberts I could find Why do I still believe the books still stack up so well over time First, Roberts was a historian and a rigorous one His command of history and detail is immense and complex Also, he does not present early American history as peopled only by noble settlers and bloodthirsty Indians and selfless leaders He portrays the good and bad in all those he writes of and captures and venality and corruption in war that are inseparable comp...

  3. ^ says:

    I was very surprised to learn that the author had been one of the best journalists in America, before retiring in order to become a novelist The skills of journalism have since clearly changed for the worse I ve learnt to be very cautious when picking up a book written by a journalist of our present day.I found this book to be riveting reading which given the length of this novel is a good thing I was terribly disappointed when I discovered the film of the similar ish name dir Alfred Hitc I was very surprised to learn that the author had been one of the best journalists in America, before retiring in order to become a novelist The skills of journalism have since clearly changed for the worse I ve learnt to be very cautious when picking up a book written by a journalist of our present day...

  4. Bradley West says:

    I ve always been a nut about American Indians, reading almost everything in libraries from elementary school through high school Northwest Passage was one of my favorites as a teen, but I hadn t give it a thought inthan two score years until a lapsed friend and I reconnected for a New Year s drink It turned out he was an Indian aficionado, too, with the French and Indian War 1754 1763 being one of his specialties I was so stoked after I got home that I bought the book and plunged I ve always been a nut about American Indians, reading almost everything in libraries from elementary school through high school Northwest Passage was one of my favorites as a teen, but I hadn t give it a thought inthan two score years until a lapsed friend and I reconnected for a New Year s drink It turned out he was an Indian aficionado, too, with the French and Indian War 1754 1763 being one of his specialties I was so stoked after I got home that I bought the book and plunged right back in I loved the book the second time around, too.The dramatic focus are the events surrounding Major Robert Rogers Rangers raid on the village of St Francis along the St Lawrence River in early October of 1759 The Rangers precursors to today s US Army Rangers en...

  5. Rob says:

    Robert Rogers is not much talked about these days, and so far as I know was never taught in schools His name is inseparable from that curious time in American history, the mid 1700s, when we, a British colony, made war on France and native populations for possession of the continent Despite what the school books imply, it was never a given that Britain would control North America Until the American Revolution, hegemony on these shores was very much in doubt Rogers made it much less so Roger Robert Rogers is not much talked about these days, and so far as I know was never taught in schools His name is inseparable from that curious time in American history, the mid 1700s, when we, a British colony, made war on France...

  6. Mike (the Paladin) says:

    So long ago I read this book, it was one book that I got as a gift when I was young that I truly enjoyed The story of Landon Towne and his little trip with Major Robert Rogers and the Rangers, would set th...

  7. Mike says:

    I enjoyed Roberts writing style immensely the prose was rich and nuanced, it reminded me of Patrick O Brian However, the novel did not sit well with me it s really two books in one The first part deals with Robert Rogers St Francis raid our fictional protagonist joins Roger s Rangers on the eve of their raid on St Francis This tale is briskly told, conveying the dangers and hardships of the mission, weaving historical figures into the narrative and accurately as far as I can tell por I enjoyed Roberts writing style immensely the prose was rich and nuanced, it reminded me of Patrick O Brian However, the novel did not sit well with me it s really two books in one The first part deals with Robert Rogers St Francis raid our fictional protagonist joins Roger s Rangers on the eve of their raid on St Francis This tale is briskly told, conveying the dangers and hardships of the mission, weaving historical figures into the narrative and accurately as far as I can tell portraying the details of the mission In this first half 350 pages of the novel, author Roberts deftly explores tensions between the British regulars and their Provincial counterparts as well as portraying the ambivalent attitudes of both toward Native Americans All in all, the first half of the novel is a brisk, rousing historical adventure The book started...

  8. Ian Durham says:

    The best fiction makes us think about ourselves in ways we haven t or ways we simply don t It is allegorical and turns a mirror onto our human foibles The best fiction makes us think without realizing that we re doing it.In finishing Northwest Passage I was struck by a pair of sentences written in the last five pages of the novel that seemed to jump out at me as representative of what this country has become.In the first, the character Ann Potter rails against King George s England, which she The best fiction makes us think about ourselves in ways we haven t or ways we simply don t It is allegorical and turns a mirror onto our human foibles The best fiction makes us think without realizing that we re doing it.In finishing Northwest Passage I was struck by a pair of sentences written in the last five pages of the novel that seemed to jump out at me as representative of what this country has become.In the first, the character Ann Potter rails against King George s England, which she refers to as this land where nobody gets anything except by the accident of birth or favoritism and where noblemen think less of the poor than they do of dogs We persistently believe in this country that a it is still true that anyone can attain anything regardless of what they are born into, and b that there is no such thing as privilege This is a pernicious myth If you have doubts about our noblemen, check YouTube for the...

  9. Suzanne says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Another great boook by this author My darling husband found it for me in an antique shop I loved the perspective of the main character when he found his hero, turned antagonist in a debtor s prison, so low that a man could go no lower this side of the grave His forgiveness was apparent as he expressed, I suspected, there in that same grime, but for the grace of God, might lie any o...

  10. Jim says:

    I was lucky enough to read this in my youth, another one of those books that came my way, when I think of it something or somebody must have been passing these along to me, was it my eye or providence that lead me to these books I know it has left an impression that has been w...