Adventurers In The New World
Georges-hebert Germain

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Subtitled The Saga of the Coureurs des Bois, this large book could serve as an attractive reference for a home library. The coureurs des bois, or the Men of the Wind, had a complex relationship with their new land and its inhabitants. Adventurers in the New World attempts to capture the life and times of these men in an extremely well illustrated volume, placing them in their historical and social context. Although translated (from Les Coureurs des bois: La Saga des Indiens blancs), it doesn’t read like a translation, as Germain’s text has a vigour and lyricism of its own. mRb