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Storms and Dreams
By John Dunmore

Storms and Dreams

Louis de Bougainville: Soldier, Explorer, Statesman

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Storms and Dreams by John Dunmore

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Louis-Antoine Comte de Bougainville (1729-1811) is best known for his circumnavigation of the globe from 1766 to 1769. Throughout a long and distinguished life, however, he participated in many of the turning points of world history: the fall of French Canada, the birth of the United States, the opening of the Pacific, the French revolution and the Revolutionary Wars, the crowning of Napoleon and the modernisation of France. Bougainville was also a witty and charming courtier, becoming one of Napoleon's senators. A true Man of the Enlightenment, he was gifted in navigation, seamanship, soldiering, mathematics, longitude and latitude - many of the arts that made his age one of most productive and creative in modern history. John Dunmore, a distinguished historian and an expert in French Pacific exploration, brings the man and his era to life in this vivid and elegantly written biography - the first such life of Bougainville to appear for 25 years.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780908988570
ISBN-10: 0908988575
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 153mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Exisle Publishing
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Storms and Dreams by John Dunmore Storms and Dreams, Paperback (October 2012)

Louis - Antoine Comte de Bougainville (1729 - 1811) is best known for his circumnavigation of the globe from 1766 to 1769. Throughout a long and distinguished life, however, he participated in many of the turning points of world history: the birth of the United States, the fall of French Canada, the opening of the Pacific, the French revolution ...

From Venus to Antarctica by John Dunmore From Venus to Antarctica, Hardback (November 2007)

'From Venus to Antartica' is the story of Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont D'Urville (1790-1842) who undertook three global voyages of exploration and is the navigator who made the single greatest contribution to perfecting the map of the Pacific in the nineteenth century.

Mrs Cook's Book of Recipes by John Dunmore Mrs Cook's Book of Recipes, Hardback (October 2006)

In this book John Dunmore has compiled the kind of exotic recipe book Elizabeth Cook herself might have written. It includes such delicacies as stewed albatross, turtle soup and roasted goat. Mrs Cook's Book of Recipes is a beautiful gift book that will be enjoyed by anyone with imagination and a sense of history.

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Author Biography - John Dunmore

John Dunmore retired as Professor of French at Massey University in 1983 after a distinguished academic career. A world authority on French navigation in the Pacific, he has written more than 20 books on the subject, one of which, The Fateful Voyage of the St Jean-Baptiste, was the Wattie Book of the Year in 1970. Appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2001, Professor Dunmore was also made a knight of the Legion of Honour by the French Government in 1976.

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