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Author: Robin May
Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1997
Number of Pages: 48

The British victory at Quebec in 1759 was a landmark in the history of North America. In this ‘year of miracles’, according to Horace Walpole, one could ‘never afford to miss a single copy of a newspaper for fear of missing a British victory somewhere’. Of all the pivotal figures in the Seven Years’ War, a cast which included George Washington, Sir William Johnson, Lord Howe and Montcalm, Major-General Wolfe remains etched most deeply in Americans’ memories for his heroic leadership at Quebec. Enhanced by illustrations and photographs, this book focuses on the British forces throughout their disastrous and triumphant wilderness campaigns which ultimately ensured the birth of the English-speaking United States of America.

Biographical Note

Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has illustrated and written Osprey titles on a wide range of subjects over more than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th century costumes in particular. He lives in Switzerland, where since 1988 he has also become well known for designing and creating life-size historical figures for museums. Robin May was born in 1929. An actor for many years. he became a writer and journalist specialising in theatre and opera, and also the American west. His collaboration with Gerry Embleton in the 1970s produced two of the most successful books in the Men-at-Arms series – British Army in North America 1775-83 and Men-At-Arms 48: Wolfe’s Army. A prolific writer for the rest of his career, Robin May died in 1996.Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has illustrated and written Osprey titles on a wide range of subjects over more than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th century costumes in particular. He lives in Switzerland, where since 1988 he has also become well known for designing and creating life-size historical figures for museums.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • The Unending Conflict
  • Disaster Mismanagement and Massacre
  • The 1758 Campaigns With Wolfe to Quebec
  • The Fall of New France
  • Bibliography
  • The Plates

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