Healy's West: The Life and Times of John J. Healy by Gordon E. ToltonHealy's West: The Life and Times of John J. Healy by Gordon E. Tolton

Healy's West: The Life and Times of John J. Healy

byGordon E. Tolton

Paperback | July 8, 2014

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Through his incredibly varied fifty-year career, John J. Healy left an indelible mark on the Canadian and American west. At different points in his storied life, Healy was a soldier, a trapper, a prospector, a free trader, an explorer, a horse dealer, a scout, a lawman, a newspaper editor, a speculator, a merchant, a capitalist, a historian, and a politician. He defied classification while defining the lifestyle of a frontier adventurer and buccaneer capitalist in the late nineteenth century.

In Healy’s West, Gordon E. Tolton cuts through the mythology and controversy of this larger-than-life character, giving us the most complete and truly balanced account of Healy’s life ever published. From Irish famine to army saddle; from scouting on the Oregon Trail to digging for mountain gold in Idaho; from taking on powerful monopolies to trading with the Blackfoot; from political manoeuvring to hunting down rustlers behind a sheriff’s badge, Healy challenged life, nature, enemies and, governments head on—in print, in business, and in physical combat. An entertaining and critical portrayal of the west’s most charismatic figure, Healy’s West is a must-read for any history buff

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Raised on a family farm near Taber, Alberta, Gordon E. Tolton is an amateur historian, re-enactor, author, and raconteur. While working in the agricultural, construction, and service industries, he volunteered for several heritage-related societies and historic sites and became immersed in history while learning the disciplines of writ...
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Title:Healy's West: The Life and Times of John J. HealyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:July 8, 2014Publisher:Heritage House PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927527651

ISBN - 13:9781927527658

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