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Abuse of Power 2: the Colonials and the Acadians: 1757 to 1761

Written by
Bill Smallwood

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428 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888872173
$19.95 CA

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About the Book    Abuse of Power 2: The Colonials and the Acadians focuses on the British capture during the Seven Years War (1756-1763), of Louisbourg and Quebec. We are introduced to General James Wolfe as a new main character, with William Gray still an active participant in the battle scenes—despite at one point facing execution by order of a Royal Navy Captain. Also present are most of the characters from Book One, so that the reader follows their adventures again in this extended narrative as they struggle for independence in their own lives.
   Book One of this series, Abuse of Power: The Acadians, deals with the struggles of the British forces to establish Imperial authority over the peoples of the Maritimes, including French civilians and military, Acadians, Indians, settlers, and some malcontents in its own ranks, in the period from 1749-1757. Lieutenant William Gray of the Royal Navy does his best to perform his duties as an officer of the crown but at the end must defend with cannon his new home against Indians.

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About the Author Bill Smallwood
Bill Smallwood, from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, studied history and political science at the Royal Military College in Kingston. After retiring from the Department of National Defence, he began an adventure series about Canadian history. Borealis is publishing this Abuse of Power series. Volume 1, "The Acadians: 1749 to 1757" (2004), Volume 2, "The Colonials and the Acadians: 1757 to 1761" (2004), Volume 3, "Crooked Paths: 1755 to 1862 (2005), and Volume 4 "The Planters: 1761 to 1921" (2005).

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