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by Francis Parkman


Francis Parkman, one of America's greatest historians, tells the story of La Salle, his rivals, and the struggle . René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687), one of the most legendary explorers of the New World, is best known for claiming the entire Louisiana Territory for France in 1682.

Francis Parkman, one of America's greatest historians, tells the story of La Salle, his rivals, and the struggle over North America in La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West. Parkman was an adventurer himself (he recounts his own five-month trek through the American wilderness in The Oregon Trail), and his experiences on the (admittedly different) frontier lent him a certain authority.

by. Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893. La Salle, Robert Cavelier, sieur de, 1643-1687, New France - Discovery and exploration, Mississippi River - Discovery and exploration.

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Paperback, Modern Library Exploration, 368 pages

Paperback, Modern Library Exploration, 368 pages. Published October 31st 2000 by Modern Library (first published 1869). Parkman gives us a La Salle of heroic ambitions and of critically flawed character, the scale of whose achievements was matched only by the scale of his failures. This books makes me want to revisit the course of the Mississippi and the Great Lakes to discover some of the living places of the tens of thousands of original Americans. Worth the time, certainly, but it is a different read. You might want to have a good map alongside the book as you read.

Traces La Salle's third and fatal attempt to discover the mouth of the Mississippi. This is the third book of Parkman's that I've read. Previously, I read Pioneers of France in the New World and The Jesuits in North America.

Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and . La Salle And the Discovery of the Great West.

Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven volume. France and England in North America. These works are still valued as history and especially as literature, although the biases of his work have met with criticism. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and the first leader of the Arnold Arboretum, and author of several books on the topic. 10, 10. The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century.

The Old Régime in Canada (1874)

This experience led Parkman to write about American Indians with a much different tone from earlier, more sympathetic portrayals represented by the "noble savage" stereotype. The Old Régime in Canada (1874). Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV (1877).

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Francis Parkman, one of America's greatest historians, tells the story of La. . With an introduction by Rick Bass, La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West is a welcome addition to the early history of North America. He chose the books in the Modern Library Exploration series for their literary merit and historical significance--and because he found them such a pleasure to read.

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Undeyn
At first, I was put off by the author's writing style. The story of Laddie is told in third person by a perceptive and sometimes inappropriate little sister. She tends to prattle on... and the author uses her stream of consciousness to drift across multiple topics while she makes her main points.

But then, I found myself more and more engaged by the little sister herself, and by the beauty of the portrait of a family and a piece of America that I have never personally experienced. The story enriches you as you engage with this Mid-West farming family who are wholesome, very well educated and loving in their inter-personal relationships. There are quiet testimonies of courage, and the utter commitment of teamwork that the best marriages demonstrate. It is a delightful read. It put me in mind of Wendell Berry's essay, "The Gift of Good Land." It left me with a feeling of warmth and well-being, and an appreciation for the complex realities that are the shared human experience of living in a family.
JDM
Anicasalar
This is my favorite book by this author and I have read it many times. However I probably read it more closely this time as I no longer skim when I read as I did when I was younger. This story has much description of food, clothing, household furnishing. Also there are pictures painted of fields and flowers, animals and birds, as this author does in all of her writings. The story is a sweet one of a large family with a little mystery thrown. I always think of this book when I see a catalpa tree because Little Sister climbed up in one to pick a leaf to cover a piece of pie that she was carrying to her big brother Laddie. This is a sweet, pleasant and wholesome book to read for a smile.
Domarivip
This is the third Gene Stratton-Porter book I have read. I like them all equally, but will admit that Laddie has kept my attention the most. That the story is told through the eyes of Little Sister (what is she, about 8 years old?) makes this a great book for children, but the humor in it as the story is seen and told through the eyes of a child will keep any adult reading to find out what happens next. I find it especially funny that Little Sister often "chases rabbits" as her story is being told - right in the middle of a thought, she will insert a thought about something else she is reminded of, just as any child would do. The fact that the author has the ability to do this and stay on track is amazing, and very funny. The characters are enduring. We love those we are supposed to love, but we have compassion on those that most authors would want you to dislike. The family love, unity and support are what we all desire in a family today that we seem to have lost over the past 100+ years. I generally only read a book once, but after a few years I will likely read Laddie again.
Arihelm
This is an adorable book! I have loved it since I read it for the first time 8 years ago and I find time to read it at least once a year. It is well written and is one of those stories that help you see that life and family are beautiful! I recommend this book to anyone who loves a happy ending, it doesn't matter how old you are. I read it for the first time as a 12 year old after my mom's best friend recommended it to me.
It is a story about love. One of the main themes is the love a sister has for her older brother. It captures her point of view as she matures and her siblings grow up, make mistakes, fall in love, and, eventually, get married. The loving relationship her parents have is wonderful and I think has a few lessons that people can still learn from today on what makes a successful, strong marriage. It is a beautiful story!
Marad
This is based on the mid 1800s childhood of the author, one of our country's first female botanists. Much more was expected of children, and their education standards were far superior to ours today. Moral character, honor, and a person's integrity were a social norm. Hospitality was a way of life. It is a fascinating story of generations past and one we could all benefit from.
Vinainl
Print EXCESSIVELY small making it painful to read. It looks like about a 6pt font size. I wouldn't read it myself, let alone assign it to my student (which was the purpose of buying it). Unusable and returned.

I love this story and have a digital copy, but this particular print version is total junk.
Moonworm
We purchased this book for a book club that we attend. When we received it we were surprised by the itsy, bitsy, teeny, tiny print. The font the publisher used is almost unreadable and made the story entirely unenjoyable. We gave up reading it and found it on librovox instead. We found the story to be enjoyable and loved the ideas put forth by Little Sister. It was an excellent listen but DO NOT purchase this version. We all have 20/20 eyesight but found the font to be trying and it hurt our eyes.
Laddie: A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton Porter is one of the sweetest, funniest stories of family life my family has ever read. We read it once when my children were young, but the youngest didn't remember it, so I read it again with 5 teens, a tween, and a first-grader. We all loved it more the second time around-including my four teen boys. I was becoming concerned about handing my copy around because it was a paperback, which I rarely purchase. (I made the exception with Laddie because I hadn't found a hardbound version.) This hardcover was a dream come true! I hope to buy a copy for each of my children for personal libraries soon.
Lovely!
La Salle and the discovery of the Great West (Modern Library college editions) ebook
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Francis Parkman
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