Original Highways: Travelling The Great Rivers Of Canada

January 25, 2020|
Original Highways: Travelling The Great Rivers Of Canada by Roy Macgregor
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Expanding on his landmark Globe and Mail series in which he documented his travels down 16 of Canada''s great rivers, Roy MacGregor tells the story of our country through the stories of its original highways, and how they sustain our spirit, identity and economy--past, present and future.

No country is more blessed with fresh water than Canada. From the mouth of the Fraser River in BC, to the Bow in Alberta, the Red in Manitoba, the Gatineau, the Saint John and the most historic of all Canada''s rivers, the St. Lawrence, our beloved chronicler of Canadian life, Roy MacGregor, has paddled, sailed and traversed their lengths, learned their stories and secrets, and the tales of centuries lived on their rapids and riverbanks. He raises lost tales, like that of the Great Tax Revolt of the Gatineau River, and reconsiders histories like that of the Irish would-be settlers who died on Grosse Ile and the incredible resilience of settlers in the Red River Valley. Along the Grand, the Ottawa and others, he meets the successful conservationists behind the resuscitation of polluted wetlands, including even Toronto''s Don, the most abused river in Canada (where he witnesses families of mink, returned to play on its banks). Long before our national railroad was built, our rivers held Canada together; in these sixteen portraits, filled with yesterday''s adventures and tomorrow''s promise, MacGregor weaves together a story of Canada and its ongoing relationship with its most precious resource.
ROY MACGREGOR is the acclaimed and bestselling author of Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey (shortlisted for the Governor General''s Literary Award); A Life in the Bush (winner of the US Rutstrum Award for Best Wilderness Book and the CAA Award for Biography); and Canadians: A Portrait of a Country and Its People; as well as two novel...
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Title:Original Highways: Travelling The Great Rivers Of Canada
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:352 pages, 9.3 X 6.5 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 9.3 X 6.5 X 1.2 in
Published:January 25, 2020
Publisher:Random House of Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307361387

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