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Bush Runner The Adventures of Pierre Esprit Radisson Untold Lives SeriesWINNER OF THE 2020 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE Readers might well wonder if Jonathan Swift at his edgiest has been at work RBC Taylor Prize Jury Citation A remarkable biography of an evenremarkable 17th century individual Beautifully written and endlessly thought provoking Maclean's Murderer Salesman Pirate Adventurer Cannibal Co founder of the Hudson's Bay Company Known to some as the first European to explore the upper Mississippi and widely as the namesake of ships and hotel chains Pierre Esprit Radisson is perhaps best described writes Mark Bourrie as an eager hustler with no known scruples Kidnapped by Mohawk warriors at the age of fifteen Radisson assimilated and was adopted by a powerful family only to escape to New York City after less than a year After being recaptured he defected from a raiding party to the Dutch and crossed the Atlantic to Holland thus beginning a lifetime of seized opportunities and frustrated ambitions A guest among First Nations communities French fur traders and royal courts; witness to London's Great Plague and Great Fire; and unwitting agent of the Jesuits' corporate espionage Radisson double crossed the English French Dutch and his adoptive Mohawk family alike found himself marooned by pirates in Spain and lived through shipwreck on the reefs of Venezuela His most lasting venture as an Artic fur trader led to the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company which operates today 350 years later as North America's oldest corporation Sourced from Radisson's journals which are the best first hand accounts of 17th century Canada Bush Runner tells the extraordinary true story of this protean 17th century figure a mantrading partner than colonizer a peddler of goods and not worldview and with it offers a fresh perspective on the world in which he lived If only my high school history had been presented in such an interesting and informative way Radisson's life was certainly extraordinaryThe author via Radisson and others provides excellent historical insights into the indigenous cultures of that era and helps dispel the myths stereotypes and outright falsehoods that have been so much a part of the limited history most of us have been exposed to until nowThis book would be of interest to anyone wishing to better understand the times and cultures at play in the mid 1600s along the St Lawrence and through the Great Lakes regions of North America The endnotes are almost another book on their own and well worth reading for even detailed background

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WINNER OF THE 2020 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE Readers might well wonder if Jonathan Swift at his edgiest has been at work RBC Taylor Prize Jury Citation A remarkable biography of an evenremarkable 17th century individual Beautifully written and endlessly thought provoking Maclean's Murderer Salesman Pirate Adventurer Cannibal Co founder of the Hudson's Bay Company Known to some as the first European to explore the upper Mississippi and widely as the namesake of ships and hotel chains Pierre Esprit Radisson is perhaps best described writes Mark Bourrie as an eager hustler with no known scruples Kidnapped by Mohawk warriors at the age of fifteen Radisson assimilated and was adopted by a powerful family only to escape to New York City after less than a year After being recaptured he defected from a raiding party to the Dutch and crossed the Atlantic to Holland thus beginning a lifetime of seized opportunities and frustrated ambitions A guest among First Nations communities French fur traders and royal courts; witness to London's Great Plague and Great Fire; and unwitting agent of the Jesuits' corporate espionage Radisson double crossed the English French Dutch and his adoptive Mohawk family alike found himself marooned by pirates in Spain and lived through shipwreck on the reefs of Venezuela His most lasting venture as an Artic fur trader led to the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company which operates today 350 years later as North America's oldest corporation Sourced from Radisson's journals which are the best first hand accounts of 17th century Canada Bush Runner tells the extraordinary true story of this protean 17th century figure a mantrading partner than colonizer a peddler of goods and not worldview and with it offers a fresh perspective on the world in which he lived I heard an interview with the author Mark Bourrie talking about this book as well as an excerpt read on As It Happens a CBC radio programme that I'm very partial to and it sounded great being the history of the life and times of one of Canada's founders Pierre Esprit Radisson The book came uickly and then I sat down flanked by a nice fresh cup of tea and began reading truthfully it is a bit of a slog but I'm sure I'll get into it one of these snowy days and will probably be fascinated and enthralled not happened yet but there's plenty of time for my opinion to changeimprove I'll let you know

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EPUB æ MOBI Bush Runner ô The Adventures of Pierre FREE õ MARK BOURRIE ½ [PDF] ✑ Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson (Untold Lives Series) ✓ Mark Bourrie – Goproled.co.uk WINNER OF THE 2020 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE Readers might well wonder if Jonathan SwiftWINNER OF THE 2020 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE Readers might well wonder if Jonathan Swift at his edgiest has been at work RBC Taylor Prize Jury Citation A remarkable biography of an evenremarkable 17th century individual Beautifully written and endlessly thought provoking Maclean's Murderer Salesman Pirate Adventurer Cannibal Co founder of the Hudson's Bay Company Known to some as the first European to explore the upper Mississippi and widely as the namesake of ships and hotel chains Pierre Esprit Radisson is perhaps best described writes Mark Bourrie as an eager hustler with no known scruples Kidnapped by Mohawk warriors at the age of fifteen Radisson assimilated and was adopted by a powerful family only to escape to New York City after less than a year After being recaptured he defected from a raiding party to the Dutch and crossed the Atlantic to Holland thus beginning a lifetime of seized opportunities and frustrated ambitions A guest among First Nations communities French fur traders and royal courts; witness to London's Great Plague and Great Fire; and unwitting agent of the Jesuits' corporate espionage Radisson double crossed the English French Dutch and his adoptive Mohawk family alike found himself marooned by pirates in Spain and lived through shipwreck on the reefs of Venezuela His most lasting venture as an Artic fur trader led to the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company which operates today 350 years later as North America's oldest corporation Sourced from Radisson's journals which are the best first hand accounts of 17th century Canada Bush Runner tells the extraordinary true story of this protean 17th century figure a mantrading partner than colonizer a peddler of goods and not worldview and with it offers a fresh perspective on the world in which he lived Mark Bourrie has spun a gripping tale of an important historical figure who may well have been a sociopath Pierre Esprit Radisson becomes the true antihero of a story that immerses you in a very different North America — a vast land of dynamic wars between Indigenous nations between themselves and against European settlements that are barely surviving on its peripheryIn the mid 1600s Radisson a French teenager is shipped off by his family to live in the tiny fortified settlement of Trois Rivières in New France After being captured then adopted by a Mohawk band from what is now the USA Radisson lies cheats and sneaks his way between the old world and the new providing uniue but unreliable insights into Indigenous culture and politics of the timeThis is a great read not only for history buffs but for anyone who wants a better understanding of colonialism in a time when the balance of power was clearly not on the settlers' sideAs someone who writes for a living I was at first a bit tentative with the speed of the narrative as well as what seemed like Bourrie's choppy style Short sentences minimal superfluous description But I soon became familiar with the rhythm of his writing and found it thoroughly enjoyable