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This interesting history was motivated by Longfellow's beautiful poem Evangeline (published by Pelican), which is about an Acadian woman who was separated from her love during their difficult deportation from Nova Scotia. George P. Bible felt it necessary to provide the true background information about the Acadians that inspired Longfellow to write his tribute.
The renowned Pamphile Le May French translation.
This heartbreaking story of two Acadian lovers separated during the expulsion of the French settlers from Nova Scotia has become one of the most enduring, endearing, and popular poems in American literature. In this edition, the story is enhanced by the new insightful foreword by Henri-Dominique Paratte. Although not originally written in French, the beautiful language is perfectly suited for the poem and, in fact, would have been the mother tongue of Evangeline herself. Paperback.
This heartbreaking story of two Acadian lovers separated during the expulsion of the French settlers from Nova Scotia has become one of the most enduring, endearing, and popular poems in American literature. In this edition, the story is enhanced by the new insightful foreword by Henri-Dominique Paratte. Paperback.
Robert Tallant’s sympathetic pen brings to life the Acadians’ painful search for a land of freedom, hope, and love. When the unwelcome British came to Nova Scotia and took over this land the French colonists called “Acadia,” faith and loyalty were continually tested. Paperback.
Shouting soldiers rip children from their mothers’ arms, and Gabriel and Evangeline are pushed onto separate ships. Evangeline spends years searching and praying for a safe reunion with her one true love, Gabriel. She follows Indian guides and smoke trails only to find she has again missed Gabriel by a few days. “And while her youth and beauty gradually faded, her love for Gabriel never died.” Read Evangeline for Children to see how these Acadian souls are finally united as one. Hardcover.
“While those acquainted with the original verse may find missing in this new version the lilting rhythm and beauty of the metered lines, they will be repaid in this new telling with infinitely more detail and incident than can be found in the poetry, and without too much digression from Longfellow’s story,” promises the author in his foreword.
Jack Hinson never planned to become a deadly sniper. A prosperous and influential plantation owner in the 1850s, Hinson was devoted to raising his growing family and working his land. Yet by 1865, Hinson had likely killed more than one hundred men and had single-handedly taken down an armed Union transport in his one-man war against Grant’s army and navy. By the end of the Civil War, the Union had committed infantry and cavalry from nine regiments and a specially equipped amphibious task force of marines to capture Hinson, who was by that time nearly sixty years old. They never caught him. Since then, the story of Jack Hinson has evaded astute historians, and until now, he has remained invisible in the history of sniper warfare.
Many scholars believe that The Neutral French: The Exiles of Nova Scotia, published in 1841, inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to write his famous poem Evangeline, which was published six years later. Paperback.
The Pelican Guide to Historic Homes and Sites of Revolutionary America Volume I: New England describes the landmarks of the six New England states—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The history and location of each site is carefully described, and includes useful information about admission policies. Paperback.
This revised and updated twenty-fifth anniversary edition stresses the importance of honesty, loyalty, faith, integrity, and strong personal character. See You At The Top emphasizes the value of a healthy self-image and shows how to build it. Hardcover.
This poem, originally written and published in 1955, and now in its seventh printing, tells the story of the Acadians who helped found the government and culture of Louisiana. It tells of the suffering the Acadians had to go through to forge an existence in Louisiana, and the unfailing courage and faith that helped them overcome their sufferings. Paperback.
In this energetic romp through a school’s last days before the Christmas break, the students are full of energy and are up to all manner of mischief. But the teachers are pulling out their hair trying to keep the students busy, while they despair over their own Christmas preparations. Who should come to the rescue? Santa himself, of course! And he arrives at the helm of a flying school bus, with presents for all the teachers and a promise to take care of their shopping for them.
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