Synopses & Reviews
Long before Canada stretched from sea to sea, there was life in the West. There was enterprise and competition in widely scattered stations. There was settlement and community life. Tension and conflict were there; and all shared in the struggle against natural disaster. Dr Marnoch explores the political and social dynamics at work in this extraordinary tale of persistence and determination. His direct and honest prose style brings the major players in Western Canadian history to life, from the earliest of the Red River Valley--Orcadians, Nor'Westers and Hudson's Bay Highlanders--to the men of power and vision--Lord Selkirk, Alexander Ross, and John Black.