The Fraser: Reissue by Bruce Hutchison

The Fraser: Reissue

byBruce HutchisonIntroduction byVaughn Palmer

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From one of Canada's greatest journalists comes the epic story of British Columbia's Fraser River. As the dust jacket for the originally edition-published half a century ago-declared:"Shaped like a giant fishhook stuck into the Pacific Ocean, the mighty Fraser is one of the most important rivers of North America, politically, economically, and historically. Compelling the reader's interest with the power and vigour of his narrative, Bruce Hutchison explores the Fraser's romantichistory as one of Canada's two main channels of civilization. The Fraser's story is that of British Columbia and its people, and Mr. Hutchison shows that it provides some of the richest yet least known chapters in Canadian history. These he unrolls in an unforgettable panorama, from the days ofSpanish discovery to the story of the city of Vancouver, the river's most remarkable product. In its gold, its steamboating, its fur; as a fisherman's paradise, and as the largest untapped source of electrical power in North America-the story of the Fraser is one of colour and high drama. It isexciting reading."The Wynford Edition includes a new introduction by Vaughn Palmer, one of Canada's foremost political journalists and a winner of the Bruce Hutchison Award. Palmer's introduction puts both the book and Hutchison's career in historical context for modern readers.

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Bruce Hutchison (1901-1992) was one of Canada's foremost journalists. His career spanned most of the twentieth century and he was the recipient of many honours, including three Governor General's Awards for his works of non-fiction. Born in Prescott, Ontario, he was taken to British Columbia as an infant and grew up in Victoria. He ...
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Title:The Fraser: ReissueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:December 11, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195438922

ISBN - 13:9780195438925

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Vaughn Palmer: Introduction to the Wynford EditionMap of the Fraser Territory1. The River2. Discovery3. To the Pacific by Canoe4. Simon Fraser5. Gold6. The Cariboo Road7. The Overlanders8. Down the Thompson9. Canada from Sea to Sea10. The Hanging Judge11. The River Pilots12. On the Old Trail13. The River's Mouth14. The Fraser Valley15. The Canyon16. Carson's Kingdom17. To the River's End18. The Thompson19. The First Inhabitants20. For Anglers Only21. The River's Railways22. The Future of the RiverBibliographyIndex