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The distingushed Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Hackett Fischer discusses his latest book, Champlain’s Dream: The Visionary Adventurer Who Made a New World in Canada (Knopf, 2008) with Joseph Planta.


Champlain’s Dream: The Visionary Adventurer Who Made a New World in Canada by David Hackett Fischer. (Knopf, 2008)

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

The book has been described as lucid, staggeringly researched, and important. It is Champlain’s Dream: The Visionary Adventurer Who Made a New World in Canada. The author is the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winning historian of Washington’s Crossing, David Hackett Fischer. That Samuel de Champlain is a remarkable figure in our history is without question, and that he’s been overlooked recently even outright ignored is also true, which was reason enough for the author to write this book now; and in time for the 400th anniversary of many of Champlain’s achievements. David Hackett Fischer is University Professor and Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University. He’s written numerous books including, Paul Revere’s Ride and Albion’s Seed, among others. Champlain’s Dream is published by Knopf and retails for $37.00. In Toronto this day, please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, David Hackett Fischer; Good morning, Professor Fischer.

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