• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Overland from Canada to British Columbia: By Mr. Thomas McMicking of Queenston, Canada West - The Pioneers of British Columbia (Paperback)
  • Overland from Canada to British Columbia: By Mr. Thomas McMicking of Queenston, Canada West - The Pioneers of British Columbia (Paperback)
zoom

Overland from Canada to British Columbia: By Mr. Thomas McMicking of Queenston, Canada West - The Pioneers of British Columbia (Paperback)

(editor)
£27.99
Paperback 165 Pages / Published: 01/01/1981
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Spurred on by reports of gold in the Cariboo, adventurers from all over the world descended on British Columbia in the mid-1800s. Among them were ambitious easterners who accepted the challenge of the shorter but more arduous overland route across the prairies and the Rockies. One such man determined to find his fortune in the West was Thomas McMicking -- destined to lead the largest and best organized group of 'Overlanders' into British Columbia. His record of their epic journey is a valuable historical document that possesses the universal appeal of an adventure story. McMicking presents a vivid image of the hardships of the overland route, the dangers, both real and imagined -- like the apparently threatening Plains Indians who turned out to be 'our best friends' -- facts about important officials and settlements, and scientific observations of the physical environment. But this is also a very human document that describes a journey of self- discovery revealing a sensitive man's encounter with a bountiful and beautiful yet hostile and alien land.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774803939
Number of pages: 165
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
All in all this little book is a valuable contribution to the pioneering and building process as a part of the history of the West. * Nebraska History *
This is the book that every historian in B.C. should be forced to read. Although no book or edited text will be perfect to everyone, Overland from Canada comes as close to perfection as any book that this reviewer has seen in more than a year. * Victoria Times-Colonist *
The result is an excellent contribution to Canadian Studies. McMicking wrote well and was an astute observer. We learn much about prairie transportation, wildlife, and native peoples. Altogether, this is a first-rate contribution. * The Western Historical Quarterly *

You may also be interested in...

The Penguin History Of Latin America
Added to basket
Friday Night Lights
Added to basket
The Sugar Barons
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Battle Cry of Freedom
Added to basket
John F. Kennedy
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Added to basket
Empire of the Summer Moon
Added to basket
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
The Great Crash 1929
Added to basket
Not In Your Lifetime
Added to basket
The Untold History of the United States
Added to basket
The Last Gunfight
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Che Guevara
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
The Last Stand
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.