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The Great Adventure

How the Mounties Conquered the West

The Great Adventure( )
Author: Cruise, David
Griffiths, Allison
Publication Date:Apr 1997
Publisher:St. Martin's Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.95
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In 1873, an almost impossible mission was accomplished by an improbable posse of recruits. With little training and less experience, 150 men embarked upon a nine-hundred-mile march from civilized Toronto to a trading post at the heart of the wild frontier. Their goal: to penetrate Indian territory, stamp out nefarious whiskey trafficking, and bring order to a lawless land. What they encountered was horrifying and glorious in ways they could never have imagined. Official histories of...
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Cruise, David (Author)
David Cruise was born in 1950 and attended the University of Alberta. He is an award-winning Canadian writer who collaborates with his wife, Alison Griffiths, on books that require a great deal of research, such as Fleecing the Lamb: The Inside Story of the Vancouver Stock Exchange and Lords of the Line: The Men Who Built the CPR.

Cruise has also written for periodicals. His article titled "Powder Burns" won a Silver Medal for investigative journalism in the National Magazine awards competition in 1986. He also won a Canadian National Press Club award in 1987.


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