Sam Steele: A Biography

byRod Macleod

Paperback | November 29, 2018

Sam Steele: A Biography by Rod Macleod
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Sam Steele, “the man who tamed the Gold Rush,” had a high-profile public career, yet his private life has been closely protected. Sam Steele: A Biography follows Steele’s rise from farm boy in backwoods Ontario to the much-lauded Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele. Drawing on the vast Steele archive at the University of Alberta, this comprehensive biography vividly recounts some of the most significant events of the first fifty years of Canadian Confederation—including the founding of the North-West Mounted Police, the opening of the North through the Klondike, and Canada’s participation in the South African War—from the perspective of a policeman who became a military leader. Impeccably researched and accessibly written, Sam Steele is perfect for anyone interested in Canada’s early decades.
Rod Macleod, Professor Emeritus, was professor of History and Classics at the University of Alberta from 1969 until he retired in 2005. During his tenure he served as Chair of the Department of History and later as Associate Dean of Arts. He has written extensively on the history of Western Canada as well as Canadian legal and military...
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Title:Sam Steele: A BiographyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:432 pages, 8.8 X 6 X 1.2 inShipping dimensions:432 pages, 8.8 X 6 X 1.2 inPublished:November 29, 2018Publisher:University Of Alberta PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:177212379X

ISBN - 13:9781772123791

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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