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Grand-Pré : Heart of Acadie Paperback – May 15 2004

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  • ISBN-13 : 978-1551094793
  • ISBN-10 : 1551094797
  • Paperback : 80 pages
  • Product Dimensions : 19.05 x 0.64 x 22.86 cm
  • Publisher : Nimbus Publishing (May 15 2004)
  • Item Weight : 259 g
  • Language: : English
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Grand-Pré is a powerful place name, not just in Canada but the world over. The events that unfolded in this Acadian village during the late summer and fall of 1755 loom large in the history of North America. This well-illustrated book examines the history of Grand-Pré—the most cherished of all Acadian settlements—from the 1680s to 1755. Authors John Johnston and Wayne Kerr bring the thriving village to life, and put in perspective the defining episode in its history, and in the history of the Acadian people as a whole: the tragic Deportation that was carried out across the entire Maritime region beginning in 1755. Today's Grand-Pré, Grand-Pré National Historic Site of Canada, is a place that touches the hearts of millions of Acadians—and millions of others who have come to know its history. A.J.B. (John) Johnston, a historian with Parks Canada, has published extensively, on French colonial Louisbourg in particular. W.P. (Wayne) Kerr, an interpretation specialist with Parks Canada, has overseen the development of numerous exhibits and other projects in Atlantic Canada.

About the Author

A.J.B. (John) Johnston is the author or co-author of thirteen books on different aspects of the history of Atlantic Canada and over 100 articles in scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers. The Canadian Historical Association awarded a Clio prize to his Endgame 1758: The Promise, the Glory and the Despair of Louisbourg’s Last Decade. John was made a chevalier of France’s Ordre des Palmes académiques in recognition of his many publications on the history of the French in Atlantic Canada. His first novel, Thomas, A Secret Life, was published in 2012. He lives in Halifax with his wife Mary. For more information, please go to www.ajbjohnston.com.