Interview: David Hackett Fischer on “Champlain’s Dream”

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(Host) A new biography of Samuel de Champlain casts a fresh light on the 17th century French voyager who founded Quebec and explored the lake that bears his name.

In the book "Champlain’s Dream", historian David Hackett Fischer portrays Champlain as a humanist who brought peaceful negotiation to the often violent colonization of North America.

Fischer won a Pulitzer Prize for his book "Washington’s Crossing".

"Champlain’s Dream" appears just as Quebec is celebrating its quadricentennial.

He spoke with VPR’s Neal Charnoff about his book.


Note: Fischer will be talking about Samuel Champlain at Northshire Book Store in Manchester, Vermont, tomorrow evening at 7.

He will also be the keynote speaker at several events this summer during Lake Champlain’s quadricentennial celebration.

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