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April 3rd, 2017

Blupete in print:

Settlement, Revolution & War
($28 - Available at all bookstores, try
Amazon; or through the author)

This is Landry’s Second book on the history of Nova Scotia. The first was, The Lion & The Lily, which covered the history of the period from 1600 to 1760. This book, Settlement, Revolution & War, the second in an intended series, picks up where the last left off and covers the period up to 1815. We quote from this work:

"Within a year [of the arrival of the Loyalists from the new United States, 1784] the population in Nova Scotia was trebled. The resulting pressure on the old inhabitants is background to a stimulating historical saga that can be told: a story of a bachelor prince of the powerful House of Hanover and his French mistress — a story of a Governor who had been appointed by this powerful House — a story of a lieutenant-governor’s Wife who was quite prepared to show, in an intimately physical way, her appreciation for political favors bestowed — a story of a bloody sea war between Britain and the young United States, and the critical role played by Nova Scotia — a story of a young elected representative, and how he took on the establishment and won — a story out of Canada’s past, when the world was green."
(Part 4, Chapter 6). Index In .pdf


The Lion & The Lily
($38 - Available at all bookstores, try
Amazon; or through the author. NOTE: certain of the prices on the Internet are wrong; get the book from the author at $38)

You will be interested in this book if you trace your roots back to Acadia, or to colonial New England. Or, you are interested in the early history of Nova Scotia (Acadia), or of New England.
You will be most interested in this book if you have, or your ancestors had a last name, as:
Adams, Amherst, Argall, Arsenault, Aucoin, Babineau, Bailey, Baker, Barker, Barlow, Bastide, Bechler, Benoist, Boscawen, Boucher, Boudreau, Bourg, Bourgeois, Bradstreet, Breaux, Brooks, Broussard, Bulkeley, Caulfeild, Church, Cobb, Colville, Cosby, d’Entremont, Daccarrette, Davidson, DeLancey, Denys, DesBarres, Doucet, DuPont, Durrell, Edgcumbe, Elliot, Farnsworth, Francklin, Goldthwaite, Gorham, Gould, Handfield, Hebert, Hertel, Hobbs, How, Landry, Lapierre, LaTour, LeBlanc, Lewis, Marin, Martin, Mascarene, Melanson, Moody, Morris, Murray, Noble, Osgood, Payzant, Pepperrell, Pomeroy, Preble, Ramezay, Richards,Rogers, Rouse, Scott, Shirley, Southack, Sutherland, Theriault, Thomas, Titcomb, Vaughan, Vetch, Waldo, Warren, Whitmore, etc. ...
Index In .pdf For More A book review Another book review What Are They Saying


Essays: Law & Politics
($22 - Available at all bookstores, try
Amazon; or through the author)

The subjects dealt with in this book, are Liberty, Law, Rights, Democracy, Government. They are subjects with which all freedom loving citizens (especially those in the fields of politics and journalism) should concern themselves.

Essay No. 1 - “On Liberty”:
In a speech to the Virginia Convention, on June the 16th, 1788, James Madison said: “I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” Lurking dangers to our liberty exist, not only to “insidious encroachment,” but, as Louis D. Brandeis, pointed out, after echoing Madison’s view, the greatest danger exists in “men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” More dangerous, still, is for the rest of us to fall asleep ...
For More
What Are They Saying


Biographical Sketches: The Thinkers
($22 - Available at all bookstores, try
Amazon; or through the author.

The subjects dealt with in this book, are the lives and works of Aristotle, Plato, Machiavelli, Copernicus, René Descartes, Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Benedict de Spinoza, Isaac Newton, Jean Jacques Rousseau, David Hume, Adam Smith, Immanuel Kant, Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Jeremy Bentham, William Godwin, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Thomas Robert Malthus, Arthur Schopenhauer, Auguste Comte, Robert Owen, Frédéric Bastiat, John Stuart Mill, Charles Darwin, Henry David Thoreau, Lord Acton, Sigmund Freud, John Maynard Keynes, Jean-Paul Sartre & Karl Popper.
For More
What Are They Saying



The English Romantics
($25 - Available at all bookstores, try
Amazon; or through the author)
The subjects dealt with in this book, are the lives and times of William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Leigh Hunt, John Keats, Robert Southey and Lord Byron.
The Romantic label, as far as British literature is concerned, is to be pinned to only a thirty-nine year period. We may well mark the beginning of the Romantic period with the year 1793, the year that William Godwin brought out his work, Political Justice. Beyond this year we see, finally, regular people reading about and speaking about great topics such as democracy and government. This Romantic movement, though considerably dampened by the Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815), continued throughout the first quarter of the 19th-century ...
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Index In .pdf



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