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Storms and Dreams: Louis de Bougainville: Soldier, Explorer, Statesman

Dunmore, John, 1923-


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SUPERIOR COPY AS NEW! Witty, charming, and fiercely intelligent, Louis-Antoine Comte de Bougainville (17291811) managed, in the course of a long life, to play a part in nearly every facet of eighteenth-century life and culture. Storms and Dreams is a lively, authoritative recounting of Bougainville’s adventures and achievements, which ranged from seamanship and soldiering to mathematics and navigation. Dunmore follows Bougainville from the French and Indian War, during which he commanded a unit in the defense of Quebec City, to his circumnavigation of the globe in 1766. During that trip, he became one of the first Westerners to visit Tahiti; on his return, he published a book about the island that contributed greatly to Tahiti’s lasting reputation as a paradise of noble savages. In his last years, Bougainville served in the senate under Napoleon and was made a member of the Legion of Honour.

296 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm. #040122

Bougainville, Louis-Antoine de, comte, 1729-1811.  |  Explorers — France — Biography.  |  Voyages around the world — 18th century.  |  Pacific Ocean — Discovery and exploration.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Additional Information

AuthorDunmore, John, 1923-
Number of pages296 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
PublisherABC Books, Sydney
Year Published2005
Binding Type

Hardcover in Dustjacket

Book Condition

As new!

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