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121 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 27 NO. 8 1997
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1997 008198277 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. Contents: Of Things Medieval: Painting tips from Mike Blank; A Walk Around M1A1 (HA) Abrams: Part one of a two-part feature of a detailed look at America's 'Heavy Armour' Main Battle Tank; Crazy Horse: Painting the PiLiPiLi bust of the North American Indian war chief; Modelling a Toy Soldier: Last part in our trilogy of producing model soldiers at home; Dressing the Colour Party: How the 1st Battalion Worcester and Sherwood Foresters Regiment reproduced turn of the century Full Dress uniforms; Take a Look Inside a Panzer I: Inside Sweden's Axval museum exhibit; Jim Shirley's Big Abrams: Building the large scale 120mm M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank kit produced in the United States; Euro Militaire Preview: The redesigned competition entry forms; Atlanta 97: Atlanta Soldier Society's 20th Anniversary Show; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargarmers; On Parade!: Books Reviewed; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Readers' Models: A chance to see your model in colour in the world's leading military modelling magazine; Despatch: Readers' letters; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
122 Kaduck, John M. MAIL MEMORIES (PICTORIAL GUIDE TO POSTCARD COLLECTING). (POST CARD.) WITH 1985 REVISED PRICE GUIDE LAID-IN.
Wallace-Homestead, Des Moines, Iowa, (1979), 4th printing. 
68 pp, 4to, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of postcards. A pictorial price guide to postcards, arranged by subject, i.e. Advertising, Animals, Christmas, Comic, Dogs, Drinking, Easter, Girls, Halloween, Indians, Military, Negroes, Patriotic, Royalty, Santa Claus, Sports, Thanksgiving, Valentine, Western, Air Ships, Buses, Fire Engines, Ships, Street Cars, Trains, etc. Concludes with: Future Growth Chart; Sleepers that have a future and notes on Growth C h a r t ; T o p i c al Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SMASHING THE HINDENBURG LINE:  THE ADVENTURES OF TWO AMERICAN BOYS IN THE LAST DRIVE.  THE BIG WAR SERIES., Kay, Ross.  Frontispiece by Charles L. Wrenn.
123 Kay, Ross. Frontispiece by Charles L. Wrenn. SMASHING THE HINDENBURG LINE: THE ADVENTURES OF TWO AMERICAN BOYS IN THE LAST DRIVE. THE BIG WAR SERIES.
Barse, New York, 1919. 
241 pp, + preview of next book in series, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering and illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. From 'The Big War Series' for young readers. The adventures of two American brothers, Earl and Leon Platt and their friends, French aviator Jacques and Apache scout Jesse Tiger, in World War I. Previous owner's name stamp and a number on free front endpaper; small light foxing marks on front free endpaper, frontispiece and title page; large tear at gutter of page 109/110 and small scuff/tear at top edge - archivally taped; a few pages with a tiny soiling/foxing mark; slight browning to pages; slight fading and number on spine ; l i g h t t o moderate soiling; browning to edges of textblock; light edge wear. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
124 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
125 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
THE RANGE MEN.  THE STORY OF THE RANCHERS AND INDIANS OF ALBERTA., Kelly, L.V.
126 Kelly, L.V. THE RANGE MEN. THE STORY OF THE RANCHERS AND INDIANS OF ALBERTA.
Toronto Coles 1980 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
468 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
127 Kennedy, Fred. THE CALGARY STAMPEDE STORY.
Calgary, Alberta T. Edwards Thonger 1952 First Edition Soft Cover Good 
236 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Alternate pages are advertising for local and/or related businesses/services/etc. Contents: The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth; The Stampede Is Born; "Let 'Er Buck"; The Victory Stampede 1919; Prince of Wales Cowboy; Midnight, Hell On Hooves; Clem Gardner, Cowman; Four Of A Kind; 1924 To 1934. Prosperity and Depression; 1935-1952. The Lush Years; The Livestock Show; Royal Winter Stampede 1951; The Corral The Stampede Built; L'Envoi; The Record Tells The Story; Do You "Savvy The Burro"?; Banff Indian Days; Square Dance Glamour; Calgary, Canada's Oil Capital. Interior - covers have pulled away from their glue-down area exposing staples and glue residue, area of excess glue residue and surface paper loss on last page and inside of rear cover, very soft crease at top corner of approx. page 165 to end of book. Exterior - minor browning to top of text block, spine and front cover; two tiny ink marks and one small corner crease on front cover; very light edge wear; small area of soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
128 Kenney, James F., editor. (Captain James Knight.) THE FOUNDING OF CHURCHILL: BEING THE JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JAMES KNIGHT, GOVERNOR-IN-CHIEF IN HUDSON BAY, FROM THE 14th OF JULY TO THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER, 1717.
Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
213 pp, 7 3/4" H. Five b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (collated). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To / Jean F. Thomas / best of helpers / from / James F. Kenney / 10 June, 1943". "The Journal of the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company's trading-post at Churchill river, now published for the first time, will, it is hoped, prove to be a worth-while addition to the scanty collection of original sources for the early history of Hudson bay that are available in print." from the Preface. Contents: Introduction; The Discovery of Churchill; The First Establishment of the Hudson's Bay Company at Churchill; Captain James Knight; The Second Founding of Churchill; The Fate of Captain Knight; The Later History of Churchill; The Journal; Bibliography; Index. Minor edge wear to boards, minor toning to page margins, very light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top of spine, small line indentation on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
SPITZEE ANOTA., King, D.R.
129 King, D.R. SPITZEE ANOTA.
Longmans, Green, Toronto, (1957), first edition. 
252 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Here's an exciting sequel to 'Sukanabi', D.R. King's popular story of fur traders and Indians. Reunited with his family in Fort Edmonton, young Ted MacDonnell quickly makes a name for himself as a hunter and rifle shot. But he does not stay long in the fort. His father plans to return as a settler to the Spitzee Anota - the country around the Spitzee River - where once he traded with the Indians; and Ted goes ahead to reconnoitre..." Whiskey traders, capture by hostile Blackfeet, a prairie fire, living with the tribe of his friend White Calf and the arrival on the scene of the Mounted Police all figure in the adventures Ted experiences in the Assiniboia region. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny soft crease at top corner of approx. page 80 to page 180, very small bump to top corners of boards. Dust jacket has small tears at top of spine and flap-folds, tiny chips at bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, 1/2"x1/4" piece missing at bottom edge of rear panel, light rubbing, very light edge browning, corner crease on rear flap, front panel illustration is bright and complete. VG/G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
130 Kinsella, W.P. TWO SPIRITS SOAR: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP - THE INSPIRATION OF ALLAN GONOR.
Toronto Stoddart 1990 0773724273 / 9780773724273 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Allen Sapp. 
134 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 11 15/16" D). Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of the artist's work and b&w photographs. "(C)elebrates the distinctive talent of the Canadian painter Allen Sapp, a Cree from Saskatchewan, and his relationship with Dr. Allan Gonor, mentor and friend. Sapp specializes in paintings depicting native life as he remembers it on the Red Pheasant Reserve near North Battleford, with subjects ranging from social activities and farming chores to full-dress ceremon-ies. These remarkable examples of Canadian art might never have existed were it not for Dr. Gonor, a man of uncommon insight who early recognized Sapp's ability and encouraged him to paint from his own experience rather than trying to copy other artists' modes of expression. Sapp's career flourished after Gonor's excellent advice and support in the generous style of the traditional artist's patron. The result: finely detailed paintings richly evocative of life in a close-knit community, full of warmth and nostalgia. In the text, W.P. Kinsella, a fiction writer well known for his attraction to native Canadian subjects, compares his own passion for writing, as he was growing up, with Sapp's similar youthful dedication to art. Kinsella then explores the productive relationship between Sapp and Gonor to provide a very satisfying picture of this unique and important painter's life and work." Very small bump at two corners and at bottom of front hinge, previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light wear at top/bottom of spine; front hinge has tiny chip at top, a very small dent and a tiny scuff; a few tiny dents on front panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE YOUNG SURVEYOR., Knox, Olive.
131 Knox, Olive. THE YOUNG SURVEYOR.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1967, reprint. 
164 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "What boy or girl wouldn't like the adventure of surveying in the Rockies when pack-mules, gold miners, and railway surveyors followed trails known only to the Indians? Bruce, the greenhorn from San Francisco, and Josette, the French girl from Edmonton, and her half-brother Mike had that exciting experience when they accompanied Edward Jarvis on his Canadian Pacific Railway surveys in 1874-1875. During the summer the two boy s endured the hardships and adventures of an exploratory survey from Kamloops to Tete Jaune Cach, then an instrumental survey along the North Fraser River to Fort George. A rock slide, plunge into a treacherous river, forest fire, cougar a t t a c k , s n ow avalanche and losing the trail are some of the dramatic events in this book for both boys and girls. That was the life of the first Canadian Pacific surveyors, who pioneered the trail-finding so that the Atlantic could be link ed t o th e Pa ci f ic w ith steel." Minor soiling at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small closed tears with creases, a few tiny chips, light foxing at top of rear flap, a few tiny light foxing marks along to p e dg e, li ght dy e sta in at top inside edge of rear panel, very light rubbing on rear panel. Very Good+/Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SKY GODS:  THE SUN AND MOON IN ART AND MYTH., Komaroff, Katherine.
132 Komaroff, Katherine. SKY GODS: THE SUN AND MOON IN ART AND MYTH.
New York Universe Books 1974 0876631871 / 9780876631874 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
86 pp, 11 5/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "Ever since the beginning of time, man has wondered about the meaning and behavior of the sun and moon. He has carefully observed their cycles and realized their importance for his own survival. The close contact with nature that ancient man enjoyed made him more conscious of their presence, whether he lived in a place constantly warmed by the sun or in a bitter cold world where the sun seemed far away. Ancient men tried to explain the meaning of this mysterious phenomenon in stories closely related to their own lives and religious beliefs. The Hindu people of India thought that the sun was a red man with four arms in a golden chariot. For the Egyptians, the sun was a great watchful eye. The North American Indians said that the moon was a great ball of light tossed into the sky by a clever creature called Raven. The Eskimos believed that the moon was a powerful hunter who often stood in front of his igloo. These stories, called myths, are handed down from generation to generation, and celebrate the great mystery of life. They are loved because of their beauty and power and also for what they tell us about people of other cultures. In 'Sky Gods', myths from India, Egypt, Africa, Japan, China, the Eskimos, and the Indians of North and South America are lucidly retold and illustrated with stunning photographs of art and artifacts from the various cultures. There is a common message behind all these stories. Although the masks, paintings, statues, and other works of art also vary - some are relatively simple, others are highly sophisticated - yet they all contain clues to a deeper understanding of the beauty and mysteriousness of the universe." Two large diagonal creases on free rear endpaper, light stain along bottom edge of rear board, very small light stain on top edge of front board, one soft corner crease. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing and two light scuff lines on rear panel, small stain at inside bottom edge of rear panel, one small edge tear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WOLFE ISLAND: A LEGACY IN STONE., La Rocque, Barbara Wall.  Foreword by Kenneth Keyes.  Introduction by Charles H. Wall.
133 La Rocque, Barbara Wall. Foreword by Kenneth Keyes. Introduction by Charles H. Wall. WOLFE ISLAND: A LEGACY IN STONE.
Natural Heritage / Dundurn, Toronto, 2009, first edition. 
307 pp, square large 8vo (9" x 9"), soft cover. ISBN 9781554883981 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Begins with the emergence of islands at the end of the last ice age and moves through the many centuries of First Nations habitation to the era of French exploration and fur trading, to arrival of the earliest British settlers and the United Empire Loyalists, up to current times. The development and decline of industry, the evolution of facilities, land title frustrations, and the emer gence of a strong sense of identity among the inhabitants are featured, along with a wealth of anecdotes based on colourful and eccentric personalities. The extensively researched history of Wolfe Island is a treasure trove for history buffs. " I n s ide - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to top/bottom of text block, bump at bottom of rear hinge area. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
134 Laffin, John. AMERICANS IN BATTLE.
J.M. Dent, London, (1973), 1st edition. 
213 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0460039849 B&w plates. "This study of the American fighting man, of all ranks and in all services ranges from the War of Independence to Vietnam to Pinkville. Part One provides graphic accounts of all the major and many of the minor conflicts in American history, with close-ups of the man in the line of battle - from the victory over the British at New Orleans in 1814, the American Civil War, the gruelling battles with the Indians, to World War I and World War II. Part Two studies the psychology of the American fighting man and points out the strange contrasts and contradictions in his mental and emotional make-up...Finally, the system that produces the American soldier today is closely examined - his role as the instrument of the 'Great Defender' all over the world, the scientific revolution and the attitudes of the commanding generals." Minor soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, a few tiny tears, one 1/2" tear with crease, moderate rubbing on rear panel - light elsewhere, light edge wrinkling. VG+/G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
135 Lavender, David. WINNER TAKE ALL: THE TRANS-CANADA CANOE TRAIL.
New York McGraw-Hill 1977 0070366780 / 9780070366787 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
363 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map. One of 'The American Trails Series'. "Hundreds of white traders operated throughout the area for 300 years. They rubbed elbows with Jesuit priests, Indians, Scottish settlers, and English adversaries. Guided by Indians, they worked out canoe routes which eventually stretched nearly 4000 miles. They suffered portages and freeze-ups which today stagger the imagination. They lived on pemmican and wild rice, berries and fish, and risked losing their lives on every trip they made. Here are the stories of the epic fights between the Nor'west and the Hudson's Bay Company's men; the struggles between those living in a new land and their governors thousands of miles away; the feats of such great explorers as Radisson, Fraser, Simpson, and Mackenzie." One tiny corner bump, two slight corner bumps, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny edge dent. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning on spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
136 Leduc, Joanne, editor. (Thomas McMicking.) OVERLAND FROM CANADA TO BRITISH COLUMBIA. BY MR. THOMAS McMICKING OF QUEENSTON, CANADA WEST.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1981 0774801360 / 9780774801362 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ William G.R. Hind 
121 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour illustrations - reproductions, photographs, map. "Spurred on by reports of gold in the Cariboo, adventurers from all over the world descended on British Columbia in the mid-1800s. Among them were ambitious easterners who accepted the challenge of the shorter but more arduous overland route across the prairies and the Rockies. One such man determined to find his fortune in the West was Thomas McMicking - destined to lead the largest and best organized group of 'Overlanders' into British Columbia. His record of their epic journey is a valuable historical document that possesses the universal appeal of an adventure story." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
"LLYNDISHIRE" - LONDON TOWNSHIP., Lewis, Jennie Raycraft.
137 Lewis, Jennie Raycraft. "LLYNDISHIRE" - LONDON TOWNSHIP.
London, Ontario Self-published 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- 
114 pp, 11 1/4" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. A local history of London Township, Middlesex County, Ontario. Contents: The Title; Dedication; Author's Sketch; Acknowledgements; Sources of Information; Reeve's Message; London Township as the Indians Saw It; An Early Picture of Canada West / Reeves of London Township Who Served as Wardens of of Middlesex; The Survey of Col. Mahlon Burwell; Early Settlers / Century Farms; Organization of London Township Council / Reeves and Clerks of London Township; Early Post Offices; The Proof Line Road / Elginfield, Birr, Silverwood, Arva, Masonville; The Sixteenth West / Denfield; The London-Huron-Bruce Railway; Other Villages - Bryanston, Hyde Park, Ilderton; Churches; Schools; Prominent Men and Women; Through the Years / Material from the Minutes, Municipal Offices, The Depression, The War Years, Annexation, The Tornado, Fanshawe Dam, 1967 Council. Light edge wear, minor soiling, very small bump to bottom corner of both boards, three tiny edge bumps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LOOK AT THE ARMY., Lord, Beman.
138 Lord, Beman. LOOK AT THE ARMY.
Henry Z. Walck, New York, 1965, first edition. 
56 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photograph, reproductions, map. "Do you know....how many wars our Army has fought? who Pancho Villa was? what 'Remember the Maine' means? why the Army once used camels? what 'the long gray line' is? (This) is the story of the United States Army, from the first band of men organized under Myles Standish for protection against the Indians, to the men in today's Ordnance Corps working on our satell i t e a n d m i ssile programs. Many men have distinguished themselves in the service of our country - George Washington, Andrew 'Stonewall' Jackson and Douglas MacArthur are only a few of the Army officers described here whose lives have stirred m an y b oy s to dr ea m of glory, and whose careers have been an inspiration to many young recruits. Beman Lord has given us, in text and pictures, the highlights of the history of the United States Army, inlcuding a description of each service wit hin t he Ar my . H is fas cinating account of this unique organizatiion will intrigue Americans of all ages." A few pages with approx. 2" crease at top near gutter - from manufacturing process, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is clipped at fou r co rne rs of f lap s, h as heav y rubbing, several small tears with creases - old tape on inside, moderate edge wrinkling, two small light stains at top of rear flap. Very Good+/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
139 Louis-Philippe. Translated from the French by Stephen Becker. Preface by Henry Steele Commager. DIARY OF MY TRAVELS IN AMERICA: LOUIS-PHILIPPE, KING OF FRANCE, 1830-1848.
New York Delacorte Press 1977 0440018447 / 9780440018445 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
202 pp, oblong (7 3/4" H x 10 3/4" D). Colour and b&w illustrations. "In the year 1796, the man who as to become the king of France began a three-and-a-half-year journey through Europe and America. Louis-Philippe, whose father had been guillotined when the monarchy was overthrown, decided that it might be expeditious for him to see a bit of the world. The diary of this journey, held in the vault of the Duc d'Orleans until now, is an elegant gift to America. Louis-Philippe, his two younger brothers, and his manservant dined at Mount Vernon with Washington, toured Niagara Falls, and smoked a peace pipe with the Cherokee Indians. The king's keen perceptions, amusing anecdotes, and aristocratic foibles make for fascinating reading. His brother, the Duc de Montpensier, was an excellent artist, and he recreated much of the scenery of the new world on canvas. His sketches of typically American landscapes enhance the journal's sense of immediacy. This diary, a memoir not only of a voyage, but also of an age and of our own nation, paralllels the exquisite detail of Alexis de Tocqueville. The writings of Louis-Philippe provide fresh insight into the early days of our country: its problems, society, mores." Three small faint soiling marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF THE CANADIAN WEST; BEING THE REMINISCENCES OF AN EYE-WITNESS., MacBeth, R.G., Rev.
140 MacBeth, R.G., Rev. THE MAKING OF THE CANADIAN WEST; BEING THE REMINISCENCES OF AN EYE-WITNESS.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- 
230 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs, drawings. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "As a boy, R.G. MacBeth witnessed the struggle we now know as the Riel Rebellion. His account begins with the barring to the new Canadian governor of the highway between Fort Garry and the border on October 21, 1869, and ends with the triumphant return of the Winnipeg Light Infantry to Winnipeg in 1885. Written from 'notes made nightly at the camp-fire' while the author took part in the military campaign, the story is dramatic and authentic. However, there is more here than simply sources for the military or political historian. The book brings to life the drama of frontier days. The remarkable men who shaped the West walk again: Ambroise Lepine, Riel's huge lieutenant, 'the only one who manifested anything like manliness after it was over'; Dr. John Shultz, who escaped from the rebels by running six miles on an injured leg through arctic temperatures; Donald A. Smith, the commissioner from Ottawa, 'a man of rare skill and tact'; Riel himself, who 'felt the wine of a new movement in his system'. The heart-breaking struggle of these men and their contemporaries to create a new land is graphically portrayed." Dust jacket has light edge rubbing, small tear (archivally taped) with creases at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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