Northern Armageddon: The Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution

Front Cover
Vintage Books, Feb 7, 2017 - History - 448 pages
The battle on the Plains of Abraham lasted twenty minutes, and at its finish the course of a continent was changed forever: New military tactics were used for the first time against standard European formations; Generals Wolfe and Montcalm each died of gunshot wounds; France surrendered Quebec to the British, setting the course for the future of Canada; and British control of North America east of the Mississippi was assured. Also American participation in ousting the French spurred the confidence of the people of New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, who began to agitate for independence from Great Britain.

In Northern Armageddon, Peter MacLeod, uses original research--diaries, journals, letters, and firsthand accounts--and all of his extensive knowledge and grasp of warfare and colonial North American history, to tell this epic story on a human scale. A huge, ambitious re-creation, MacLeod gives us the large-scale ramifications of this clash of armies, not only on the shape of North America, but on the history of Europe itself.

What people are saying - Write a review

Northern Armageddon: The Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution

User Review  - D Peter MacLeod - Publishers Weekly

In this detailed military history, MacLeod (The Canadian Iroquois and the Seven Years’ War), curator at the Canadian War Museum, zeroes in on a pivotal battle of the Seven Years’ War to show how the ... Read full review

NORTHERN ARMAGEDDON: The Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution

User Review  - Kirkus

MacLeod (The Canadian Iroquois and the Seven Years' War, 2012, etc.) uses diaries, letters, and other personal accounts to demonstrate the effects of the pivotal battle of the Seven Years' War ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2017)

D. Peter MacLeod is Director of Research at the Canadian War Museum. He is the author of The Canadian Iroquois and the Seven Years' War. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Bibliographic information