Book Discussion on Champlain's Dream

David Hackett Fischer talked about his book Champlain’s Dream: The European Founding of North America (Simon and Schuster, 2008) and… read more

David Hackett Fischer talked about his book Champlain’s Dream: The European Founding of North America (Simon and Schuster, 2008) and answered questions from the audience. In the book, Professor Fischer recounts the life of French explorer Samuel de Champlain (1567-1635) who founded Quebec and was responsible for maintaining the French settlements in North America. Champlain explored a vast amount of North America including what are now six Canadian provinces and five American states. He was a noted cartographer and navigator who sailed across the Atlantic twenty-seven times without the loss of a ship. 

David Hackett Fischer is the author of several books, including Washington’s Crossing that was the recipient of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for History. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Champlain's Dream

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Dec 25, 2008
Last Aired:
Aug 24, 2010

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  • Dec 25, 2008 | 9:28am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 25, 2008 | 9:28pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 2008 | 4:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 29, 2008 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 07, 2009 | 3:43pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 23, 2010 | 11:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 24, 2010 | 8:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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