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Epic Wanderer: David Thompson and the Mapping of the Canadian West - Jenish, D'Arcy

Epic Wanderer: David Thompson and the Mapping of the Canadian West - Jenish, D'Arcy

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Clean, tight, unmarked; name on ffep; a few light scratches and very light edge wear to dust jacket; otherwise very minimal wear; The first full-length biography of David Thompson. Drawing extensively on Thompson's own journals, detailed sketches, and the map itself, popular historian D'Arcy Jenish recreates this exceptional life, setting it against the sweeping drama of the late-18th and early-19th centuries. It was a time of intense rivalries-between the fledgling United States and British North America, and between the two great fur-trading companies of the North, the London-based Hudson's Bay Co. and the homegrown North West Co., in both of whose ranks Thompson once served. A time too of volatile, shifting relationships between Indian tribes, and between Native North Americans and the Europeans who had come to their land bringing guns, alcohol and disease. Jenish's careful scholarship, his informed reconstruction of a world long past, and his elegant prose animate vividly the dramatic life and extraordinary work of a man who risked everything in the pursuit of knowledge.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Hardcover
Doubleday Canada Ltd
1st Edition
1st Printing
2003
Canada

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