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Mavericks History Of Alberta Hardcover – Dec 6 2001


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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Canada (AHC); 1st Edition edition (Dec 6 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670887390
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670887392
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 17.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #480,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Aritha van Herk was born in central Alberta and spent the first eighteen years of her life on a farm in the parkland. She then studied at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, and rose to international literary prominence in 1978 with the publication of Judith, which received the Seal First Novel Award and which was published in North America, the United Kingdom and Europe. Her subsequent books include The Tent Peg, No Fixed Address: An Amorous Journey, Places Far From Ellesmere, and Restlessness. Her essays are collected in In Visible Ink and A Frozen Tongue. Both her creative and critical writing has been widely published, and her work has been translated into ten languages.

Aritha van Herk is a Professor of Canadian Literature and Creative Writing in the Department of English at the University of Calgary. She has lived in Edmonton, Vancouver, Australia and Spain, but finds that Calgary suits her best.

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reshmi Reghunath on Nov. 29 2004
Format: Hardcover
'Mavericks:An Incorrigible History of Alberta' depicts the evolution of a stabilized culture and civil society in the province called Alberta.The author attempts to dissolve the delineations of genres as she presents facts in a way that is inimitable.The approach to the history of the province enhances the amount of interest that the reader has.All the fourteen sections are worth regarding as regards the enlisting of ideas and the style of presentation.The narrative provides the formation of the landmass right from the primordial time and deals with the slow infiltration of fur traders into the province.It is the saga of the troubles and tribulations of the First Nations people who are the true inheritors of the province.The last section which gives the details of some of the characteristics of Alberta is quite interesting.
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Alberta Re-defined Nov. 29 2004
By Reshmi Reghunath - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
'Mavericks:An Incorrigible History of Alberta' depicts the evolution of a stabilized culture and civil society in the province called Alberta.The author attempts to dissolve the delineations of genres as she presents facts in a way that is inimitable.The approach to the history of the province enhances the amount of interest that the reader has.All the fourteen sections are worth regarding as regards the enlisting of ideas and the style of presentation.The narrative provides the formation of the landmass right from the primordial time and deals with the slow infiltration of fur traders into the province.It is the saga of the troubles and tribulations of the First Nations people who are the true inheritors of the province.The last section which gives the details of some of the characteristics of Alberta is quite interesting.

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