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Sam Steele : a biography /
Rod Macleod.
edition
First edition.
imprint
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press, [2018]
description
xvi, 407 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
ISBN
177212379X, 9781772123791, 9781772124330, 9781772124347, 9781772124354
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Book
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imprint
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press, [2018]
isbn
177212379X
9781772123791
9781772124330
9781772124347
9781772124354
contents note
Early life : Orillia and the Red River Expedition, 1848-1873 -- The North-West Mounted Police, 1873-1885 -- Steele's scouts in the Rebellion, 1885 -- Frustrated ambition, 1886-1888 -- The love of his life : Marie Harwood, 1888-1890 -- Fort Macleod and family, 1890-1898 -- The Klondike Gold Rush, 1898-1899 -- Fighting for queen and country : Lord Strathcona's Horse, 1899-1901 -- Imperial interlude : the South African constabulary, 1901-1907 -- Preparing for War, 1907-1914 -- An old soldier fades away : General Steele, 1914-1919.
abstract
"Sam Steele, "the man who tamed the Gold Rush," had a glittering, 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 military leader. Impeccably researched and accessibly written, Sam Steele is perfect for anyone interested in Canada's early decades."--
catalogue key
12649613
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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