Jon Tattrie

Jon Tattrie

Jon Tattrie

Biography: Jon Tattrie is a journalist whose ancestors arrived in Nova Scotia with Edward Cornwallis. This is his third historical book, following Black Snow, a novel set in the 1917 Halifax Explosion, and The Hermit of Africville (see page 10), a biography of one of Canada’s longest-running political protesters. The Hermit of Africville was a finalist for the 2010 Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing. Tattrie lives in Halifax with his wife.

Jon Tattrie's Books

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  • Black Snow

    By author: Jon Tattrie
    Product Code: PC0176
    ISBN: 9781897426050

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    Black Snow is a love story set during the Halifax Explosion. The 1917 disaster was the largest man-made blast the world had ever known, and it cut Halifax off from the rest of the world for the darkest thirty-six hours in its history. Rich in fact and shocking images, the story sets a blistering pace following one man's search through a ruined city for the love of his life as he confronts the wreckage of his past.

     
  • Hermit of Africville

    By author: Jon Tattrie
    Product Code: PC0190
    ISBN: 9781897426180

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    Jon Tattrie is a journalist and writer. After a decade in Europe, he took a job on the Halifax Daily News in 2006. When the paper closed in 2008, he became a full-time freelancer, writing for Metro Canada, Transcontinental Media, the Chronicle-Herald, Halifax and Progress magazines, and other publications. He's sweated in a Mi'kmaq lodge, sailed a tall ship, explored a nuclear bunker and spent Christmas at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Black Snow, his first novel, is a love story set during the Halifax Explosion. He lives with his fiancée in Halifax.

     
  • Cornwallis

    By author: Jon Tattrie
    Product Code: PC0213
    ISBN: 9781897426487

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    The Violent Birth of Halifax

    In June of 1749, Edward Cornwallis set into motion events that would determine the destiny of tens of thousands of people stretched across half a continent. His actions in the following three years would also determine the future of not only Nova Scotia, but of the vast land that would become Canada. To the Mi'kmaq people, the British governor stood on their ancestral home of "Mi'kma'ki"- the millennial-old name for the Seven Districts that comprised the main Mi'kmaq government in what is today Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I. and parts of Maine. For France, Cornwallis was entering "Acadie", heartland of New France's territorial ambitions on the New World. For Cornwallis, and for the British crown he represented, it was Nova Scotia - territory France ceded to Britain on paper in 1712, and a land he intended to claim in the flesh with his massive influx of soldiers and settlers. Steeped in a brutal militaristic philosophy he learned in the bloody fields of Scotland's Battle of Culloden, Cornwallis devised a plan to force the Acadians and Mi'kmaq to swear loyalty to his king, be forced off the land, or face massacre. His conquest of Nova Scotia laid the groundwork for the Expulsion of the Acadians and created the conditions that allowed his close colleague, James Wolfe, to claim a final British victory over France in the Plains of Abraham a decade later. His conquest also pushed the Mi'kmaq toward the brink of extinction. But who was Edward Cornwallis? He remains an elusive, controversial figure to this day, but his full story has never been told. This in-depth biography makes use of Cornwallis's own words to tell his story. It also draws on a range of sources to provide a detailed account of his life, with rare first-hand accounts of: o his childhood growing up with the future king of Britain o his rise in the military o the formative Pacification mission he led to successfully suppress Scotland's Highland rebellion o his central role in the birth of Halifax o the later military disasters that saw him face the threat of execution by his own government and that compelled Voltaire to write of "a million regimented assassins" tormenting Europe o Cornwallis's death in exile on Gibraltar. Whether you see Cornwallis as the heroic founder of Halifax, or a genocidal tyrant who ruthlessly destroyed those who dared stand against him, you cannot deny his crucial role in Canadian history. This book presents the evidence of his life: it is up to the reader to make the final judgment.

     
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