Fifty Mighty Men

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Greystone Books, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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Long considered the dean of prairie history, Grant MacEwan more than any other writer has explored the colourful personalities and important issues that give the Canadian prairies their unique character. Grant McEwan's Fifty Mighty Men is a compelling collection of sotries about men whose vigour, vision and courage shaped an emerging Western Canada. Missionaries, politicians, cowboys, doctors, chiefs and many more all had a share in building the West in their own way. Experience the excitement of Western Canada's history through Grant MacEwan's humourous, fast-paced and entertaining writing.

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About the author (2009)

John Walter Grant MacEwan was born in 1902 near Brandon, Manitoba, grew up near Melfort, Saskatchewan, and was educated in Guelph, Ontario and Ames, Iowa. He served on the faculties of the Universities of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as mayor of Calgary, and as lieutenant governor of Alberta.Renowned across Canada as a livestock judge and lecturer on agricultural topics, he became a tireless advocate of conservation and regional historical awareness, themes which drove his astonishing output of writing.The man described as "the Western Canadian of the Twentieth Century" died on June 15, 2000.

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