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The Elusive Mr. Pond: The Soldier, Fur Trader and Explorer Who Opened the Northwest by [Gough, Barry]
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Length: 272 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Gough's work can be compared to starting to work with a few scattered threads. Add more threads, then more, then work them together, until a whole cloth has been created. He has...a wonderfully personal style of writing. He takes readers along on his journey of discovery, and makes us part of his quest. It is an engaging, effective style; in Gough's hands, history cannot be boring." (Dave Obee Victoria Times Colonist)

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Sir Alexander Mackenzie is known to schoolchildren as a great Canadian explorer who gave his name to the country’s longest river, but hardly anyone could name the man who mentored Mackenzie and mapped much of northwestern Canada before him. Soldier, fur trader and explorer Peter Pond, the subject of this long overdue book, is a man whose legend has been forgotten in favor of those who came after him. Much of Pond’s life is shadowed in mystery. Historian Barry Gough uses Pond’s surviving memoirs, explorers’ journals, letters written by acquaintances of Pond, publications in London magazines and many other sources to track and reconstruct the life of one of the last of the tough, old-style explorers who ventured into the wilderness with little more than a strong instinct for survival and helped shape the modern world.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3191 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre (Sept. 20 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O71JAQ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #366,222 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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