Bush Runner

The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson
Product Number: EB00768629
Released: Sep 24, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781771962384
Publisher: Biblioasis
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Murderer. Salesman. Pirate. Adventurer. Cannibal. Co-founder of the Hudson's Bay Company. AS SEEN ON GLOBAL NEWS-TV'S THE MORNING SHOW 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,

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Author(s): Mark Bourrie
Original Publish Date: Apr 02, 2019

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