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MOUNTIES ON THE COVER By Al Lund – A Canadian Book Review

  “I’ve been collecting Royal Canadian Mounted Police literature for more than fifty years.” Al Lund, Staff Sergeant, RCMP (retired)     In his chapter called “Dust Jackets” in MOUNTIES ON THE COVER, Al Lund writes of a practice that, … Continue reading

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Tom West – Classic Ace Double Western Writer Remembered & Reviewed

  Tom West ACE Double Western Book Reviews: Gallows Gulch & The Man At Rope’s End     Tom West: Classic Ace Double Western Writer Remembered & Reviewed In his 1960 Western novel THE PHANTOM PISTOLEER, after a ranch house, barns, … Continue reading

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Canada’s National Bird: Grey Jay, Whiskey Jack – Loon?

  Canada’s National Bird: Grey Jay, Whiskey Jack – Loon?   You’ve probably read the reports: “When news broke that Canadian Geographic had picked the diminutive Grey Jay, also called the Whisky Jack, as its nomination for Canada’s official National … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature

  Bob Dylan Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature     Yes, it’s true.  For my generation — us Boomers — most of our great writers are our Singer-Songwriters.  They sang our lives. So I cheered at the Announcement. Nobel … Continue reading

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Canuck Movies: Mounties, Nell Shipman & the Canadian Spirit

  Canuck Movies: Mounties, Nell Shipman & the Canadian Spirit — A Patriot’s Rant   Nell Shipman & Brownie in BACK TO GOD’S COUNTRY  “The leading man wasn’t a very good swimmer and when we got into that wild, white … Continue reading

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Greatest Writers of Mountie Fiction

  The GREATEST AUTHORS OF NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FICTION     Or WRITERS OF THE SCARLET SERGE   “To the sweet-voiced, dark-eyed little half-Cree maiden at Lac-Bain, who is the Minnetaki of this story; and to Teddy Brown, guide and … Continue reading

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Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus

  Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus       “This is the story of a wizard elk — Rauten, as people called him. He was a human being in animal guise…”   The Northcountry in literature has … Continue reading

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Knut Hamsun’s GROWTH OF THE SOIL – A book review

Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun My rating: 5 of 5 stars Over the years, I’ve discovered writers who take you into the very heart of Humankind: which means they really took me into the living heart of all … Continue reading

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Global Climate Change Facts: COP21 Climate Change Conference Paris 2015

  Global Climate Change Facts From A Conservative Point Of View     COP21 Climate Change Conference Paris & Beyond…   “Canada Is Back!” Now we have hope again. After the years of Canada’s Greenest Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, when … Continue reading

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Wolf Whelps & Lead Dogs: Tribute to George Marsh, Wilderness Writer

Wolf Whelps & Lead Dogs: Tribute to Wilderness Writer George Marsh   I must have been age nine when the kindly older couple next door gave me a copy of George Marsh’s THE WHELPS OF THE WOLF. We had been … Continue reading

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