Terpening's beat stretched from Fort McMurray to the Arctic Ocean, and his remarkable bush-flying stories tell of planes wandering lost over unmapped muskeg, perilous rescue missions, dogged searches and emergency landings. These stories are derived from the journals he kept.
Although she fostered a reputation for being an unambitious latecomer, a happily married doctor's wife who wrote for her own pleasure, Wilson in fact took her writing very seriously, trying for several years to place her work with major American publishers. She is still being read, all her books remaining in print.
For four dreadful weeks, Canadian soldiers struggled against the Gothic Line - a vast network of fortifications spanning the width of the nation and braced against the hard spine of the Apennines. Using personal diaries and records, the author relates this terrible test of arms and captures the experience of soldiers from generals to privates.
Frances Barkley was the first European woman to set foot on the coast of B.C. In 1786, she embarked from Europe on a trade and exploration voyage with her husband, Captain Charles W. Barkley. Her reminiscences contain her descriptions of their life at sea, and visits to S. American, India, China, and what is now known as Alaska and B.C.