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Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North Paperback – Sep 27 2014

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Dundurn (Sept. 27 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1459723791
  • ISBN-13: 978-1459723795
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 0.9 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #302,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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With Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North, Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail brings us an extraordinarily intimate, engaging and all-encompassing chronicle of Canadian flight north of the 60th parallel. Metcalfe-Chenail proves herself a remarkable historian and writer, weaving factual accounts with compelling stories of risk, heroism and adventure. Brimming with amazing archival photographs and gripping detail acquired through meticulous research and personal interviews, Polar Winds is a definitive and important addition to the canon of Canadian aviation history. An astonishing accomplishment. (Carol Shaben, bestselling author of Into the Abyss)

As Edmonton’s historian laureate, Metcalfe-Chenail has captured a rich heritage in great detail, and yet woven it all together in such an entertaining way that it’s hard to put Polar Winds down…it’s a wonderful read for anyone interested in aviation of Canada’s north. (Sherwood/Strathcona News)

Presented in a well written, well paced narrative that even non-aviation enthusiasts should find engaging and informative. (Yukon News)

This book not only tells the stories of the successes, failures, oddities, and tragedies of flying in the north, but [also] delves into the lives of the people and communities…captur[ing] the essence of northern flying. (COPA Flight)

Polar Winds misses nothing in the multifaceted field of aviation... this book has earned its place in the collection of every reader who not only enjoys aviation history but also wishes to learn more about history of our country and its people. (Arctic Magazine)

Offer[s] fascinating insights into an industry that has revolutionized many aspects of life in Canada.


About the Author

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail is a historian, freelance writer, and the author of For the Love of Flying: The Story of Laurentian Air Services. She currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where she holds the position of Historian Laureate.

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