The Elusive Mr. Pond: The Soldier, Fur Trader and Explorer Who Opened the Northwest

September 20, 2014|
The Elusive Mr. Pond: The Soldier, Fur Trader and Explorer Who Opened the Northwest by Barry Gough

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Sir Alexander Mackenzie is known to schoolchildren as a great Canadian explorer who gave his name to the country’s longest river, but hardly anyone could name the man who mentored Mackenzie and mapped much of northwestern Canada before him. Soldier, fur trader and explorer Peter Pond, the subject of this long overdue book, is a man whose legend has been forgotten in favor of those who came after him. Much of Pond’s life is shadowed in mystery. Historian Barry Gough uses Pond’s surviving memoirs, explorers’ journals, letters written by acquaintances of Pond, publications in London magazines and many other sources to track and reconstruct the life of one of the last of the tough, old-style explorers who ventured into the wilderness with little more than a strong instinct for survival and helped shape the modern world.

Title:The Elusive Mr. Pond: The Soldier, Fur Trader and Explorer Who Opened the Northwest
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:September 20, 2014
Publisher:Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771620406

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