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The Sea Has No End

The Life of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville

by Victor Suthren

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military, united states
list price: $35.00
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
published: 2004
ISBN:9781550025194
publisher: Dundurn
Awards
  • Short-listed, Ottawa Book Award for Non-fiction
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Short-listedfor the 2005 Ottawa Book Award for Non-fiction
Soldier, sailor, adventurer, and philosopher, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville was a talented French officer whose remarkable career took him from the boudoirs of Paris to the flintlock battlefields of North America and on to the luch islands of the South Pacific. In this lively biography, author Victor Suthren follows Bougainville’s career in North America during the Seven Years War and the American Revolution and his adventures in the South Seas. Written with a historian’s eye for detail, The Sea Has No End is a fascinating portrait of the most stirring and dramatic events of the eighteenth century.

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Contributor notes

Victor Suthren is a writer and historian with a special interest in the history of colonial seafaring and exploration. The former director general of the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, he sails frequently in traditional ships and small boats, retracing epic voyages of the flintlock era. He lives with his wife in Ottawa.

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Editorial Reviews

Suthren has several novels to his name as well as other historical works and, as he makes clear in his introduction, has set out to write a story here that is accessible to all readers, not just the academic historian alone. In this he has been succesful. -John Robson, INternational Journal of Maritime History


well researched and in a style east to read, the Sea Has No End achieves the author's aim in succinctly telling the fascinating life story of Antoine Louis Bogainville.

— The Northwest Mariner, Vol. XIV, No. 4,

Suthren has produced an interesting and very readable biography.

— Canadian Military History, Summer 2005
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Victor Suthren

Victor Suthren is a writer and historian with a special interest in maritime history. A former director general of the Canadian War Museum, he lives in Merrickville, Ontario.

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