9781771962377-1771962372-Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson (Untold Lives Series)

Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson (Untold Lives Series)

ISBN-13: 9781771962377
ISBN-10: 1771962372
Author: Bourrie, Mark
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Biblioasis
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781771962377
ISBN-10: 1771962372
Author: Bourrie, Mark
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Biblioasis
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bourrie, Mark wrote Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson (Untold Lives Series) comprising 320 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1771962372 and 9781771962377. Since then Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson (Untold Lives Series) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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 man more trading partner than colonizer, a peddler of goods and not worldview―and with it offers a fresh perspective on the world in which he lived.
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