This collection of humorous anecdotes and tall tales grew out of the authors' experiences in Alberta. They practised law together in Peace River during the 1960s and Hal Sisson went on to produce a burlesque-vaudeville show called "Sorry 'Bout That" for 25 years.
Victoria-born Beattie again co-authors with John Geiger producing this archaeological detective story. In 1719 James Knight sailed into Hudson Bay in a search for the northwest passage. Three centuries later his two boats are discovered by Beattie and Geiger in this haunting re-creation of events.
By outlining the ideas and personalities of eight Canadians who helped shape public debate during the late 1980s and early 1990s, Simpson illustrates faultlines that run through Canadian political and economic unity. Among those eight are Preston Manning, Clyde Wells, Lucien Bouchard and George Erasmus.
As an historian and granddaughter of Barr colonists, Bowen recounts the adventures of 2000 middle-class British citizens who followed the charismatic but inept Anglican minister Isaac Barr to settle 200 miles from Saskatoon in 1903. Most were unprepared for the harsh Prairie climate and theirs is a story of struggle.
According to the author the real Klondike Kate was not the boisterous dance hall queen of legend, but a young woman from New Brunswick named Katherine Ryan. She was adventurous for her time. She walked into the North over the rugged Stikine Trail and was an early suffragette who became an important political figure in the North.