George Simpson: Blaze of Glory - Quest Biography 27 (Paperback)
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George Simpson: Blaze of Glory - Quest Biography 27 (Paperback)

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Paperback 260 Pages / Published: 18/01/2011
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Born in Scotland and trained as a sugar broker in London, England, Sir George Simpson (1792-1860) was unexpectedly appointed in 1820 as governor of Rupert's Land and the Indian territories, an area encompassing all of Canada from Hudson Bay to the Pacific Ocean. By his friendliness of manner, strict discipline, and vigorous and constant travel, he brought peace and prosperity to the vast empire under his control.

Simpson's explorations opened Canada from Labrador to British Columbia and from Yukon to Nunavut. He was knighted in 1841, then travelled around the world, predicting the fall of California to the United States, saving the Hawaiians from colonial occupation, and describing the mysteries of remotest Siberia. Praised as the governor who "combined the widest range of authority and the longest tenure of power ever enjoyed by one man in North America," he stands with Sir John A. Macdonald as one of the greatest Makers of Canada.

Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd
ISBN: 9781554887736
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 361 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm


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"Lahey's passion for his subject is obvious, and his decision to draw upon Simpson's own writings and those of his contemporaries to give voice and historical credibility to the biography is admirable. He makes a compelling argument for the study of Simpson as one of the Makers of Canada." * CM Magazine *
"Lahey uses Simpsons extensive letters and journals to recreate his life, and discover more about Simpsons character." * Resource Links *

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