Philip Marchand

Philip Marchand's latest book:
Ghost Empire: How the French Almost Conquered North America

                Ghost  Empire: How the French Almost Conquered North America                       Ghost  Empire: How the French Almost Conquered North America

Excerpt

Faced with the North American woodlands, a European had two choices. He could look at it as a howling wasteland, full of very dangerous humans, the sooner cleared the better - the New England way. Or he could look at it as a realm of beautiful, hard, unforgiving freedom, which was La Salle's way.

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