"As for historical detail, Freeman has done his homework well, bringing to life the various aspects of the West in general and life on the trail in particular...Recommended." (Kristin Butcher Canadian Book Review Annual
About the Author
BILL FREEMAN is an award-winning historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Among his previous publications are Far from Home: Canadians in the First World War
, which he co-authored with Richard Nielsen; A Magical Place: Toronto Island and Its People
, winner of a Certificate of Commendation from Heritage Toronto in 2000; Casa Loma: Toronto's Fairy-Tale Castle and Its Owner Sir Henry Pellatt
, which received the Heritage Toronto Award of Merit in 1999; Their Town: The Mafia, the Media and the Party Machine
, a study of political power in Hamilton co-authored with Marsha Hewitt; and 1005: Political Life in a Union Local
. Bill Freeman is also a popular children's author who has won the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for "a body of work" and a Canada Council Award for Juvenile Literature.