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The Death Of Albert Johnson

Author : Frank W. Anderson
ISBN : 9781926613260
Genre : True Crime
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Albert Johnson was a loner, a deadly shot, who in 1932 triggered a gruelling manhunt that has become an Arctic legend. For over six weeks, amid blizzards and numbing cold, he eluded a posse of trappers, First Nations and RCMP, who for the very first time used a two-way radio and an airplane in their search. Johnson was involved in four shoot-outs, killing one policeman and gravely wounding two other men before being shot to death. Over a half-century later, an intriguing mystery remains: Who was Albert Johnson?
Category: True Crime

Mad Trapper Of Rat River

Author : Dick North
ISBN : 9781461749851
Genre : True Crime
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"The Arctic trails do indeed have their secret tales, and one of the best is that of The Mad Trapper of Rat River, equal to the legends of Bonnie and Clyde or John Dillinger. Now author Dick North (of course) may have solved the mystery of the Mad Trapper's true identity, thereby enhancing the saga."--Thomas McIntyre, author of Seasons & Days: A Hunting Life "A courageous and unrelenting posse on the trail of a furious and desperate wilderness outlaw . . . Lean and bloody, meticulously researched, The Mad Trapper of Rat River is a dark and haunting story of human endurance, adventure, and will that speeds along like the best fiction."--Bob Butz, author of Beast of Never, Cat of God They called it "The Arctic Circle War." It was a forty-eight-day manhunt across the harshest terrain in the world, the likes of which we will never see again. The quarry, Albert Johnson, was a loner working a string of traps in the far reaches of Canada's Northwest Territories, where winter temperatures average forty degrees below zero. The chase began when two Mounties came to ask Johnson about allegations that he had interfered with a neighbor's trap. No questions were asked. Johnson discharged the first shot through a hole in the wall of his log cabin. When the Mounties returned with reinforcements, Johnson was gone, and The Arctic Circle War had begun. On Johnson's heels were a corps of Mounties and an irregular posse on dogsled. Johnson, on snowshoes, seemed superhuman in his ability to evade capture. The chase stretched for hundreds of miles and, during a blizzard, crossed the Richardson Mountains, the northernmost extension of the Rockies. It culminated in the historic shootout at Eagle River.
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The Death Of Albert Johnson Mad Trapper Of Rat River

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Albert Johnson was a loner, a deadly shot, who in 1932 triggered a gruelling manhunt that has become an Arctic legend. For over six weeks, amid blizzards and numbing cold, he eluded a posse of trappers, First Nations and RCMP, who for the very first time used a two-way radio and an airplane in their search. Johnson was involved in four shoot-outs, killing one policeman and gravely wounding two other men before being shot to death. Over a half-century later, an intriguing mystery remains: Who was Albert Johnson?
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The Mad Trapper

Author : Barbara Smith
ISBN : 9781927051085
Genre : History
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When Albert Johnson, the Mad Trapper of Rat River, was gunned down in February 1932, he went to his death without anyone knowing who he really was—most people believed the name "Albert Johnson" was an alias. He'd eluded a well-organized, well-equipped posse for seven weeks, surviving solely on wits and determination in the bitter cold of a Canadian Arctic winter. Some 75 years later, he was being pursued again, this time by a team of filmmakers and forensic scientists bent on determining his identity once and for all. In this age of DNA testing and leading-edge forensic techniques, would the decades-old mystery finally be solved? Myth Merchant Films' Michael Jorgensen and Carrie Gour hoped so. Armed with a television production crew and a group of top forensic scientists, they headed to Aklavik, Northwest Territories. The team exhumed Johnson's body, examined the remains and harvested samples for further testing and DNA comparison with potential kin. The results were broadcast in a Discovery Channel documentary, Hunt for the Mad Trapper. Author Barbara Smith was on hand to witness it all. In this book she takes readers to the isolated northern community of Aklavik, where the legend began, recounts the tale of the manhunt that mesmerized the world, describes the exhumation and subsequent scientific analyses and shares the astonishing information unearthed in Myth Merchant's investigation.
Category: History

What Became Of Sigvald Anyway

Author : Mark Fremmerlid
ISBN : 0978427009
Genre : Rat River Region (Yukon and N.W.T)
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The Mad Trapper

Author : Hélèna Katz
ISBN : 1551537877
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recounts the story of Canada's largest manhunt when hundreds of men spent 7 weeks tracking Albert Johnson across the frozen North.
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The Mad Trapper Unearthing A Mystery

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When Albert Johnson, the Mad Trapper of Rat River, was gunned down in February 1932, he went to his death without anyone knowing who he really was—most people believed the name "Albert Johnson" was an alias. He'd eluded a well-organized, well-equipped posse for seven weeks, surviving solely on wits and determination in the bitter cold of a Canadian Arctic winter. Some 75 years later, he was being pursued again, this time by a team of filmmakers and forensic scientists bent on determining his identity once and for all. In this age of DNA testing and leading-edge forensic techniques, would the decades-old mystery finally be solved? Myth Merchant Films' Michael Jorgensen and Carrie Gour hoped so. Armed with a television production crew and a group of top forensic scientists, they headed to Aklavik, Northwest Territories. The team exhumed Johnson's body, examined the remains and harvested samples for further testing and DNA comparison with potential kin. The results were broadcast in a Discovery Channel documentary, Hunt for the Mad Trapper. Author Barbara Smith was on hand to witness it all. In this book she takes readers to the isolated northern community of Aklavik, where the legend began, recounts the tale of the manhunt that mesmerized the world, describes the exhumation and subsequent scientific analyses and shares the astonishing information unearthed in Myth Merchant's investigation.
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Lucy And The Hunters Of The Mad Trapper

Author : John R. E. Crawley
ISBN : 1927588820
Genre : Canada, Northern
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A fictional account of the early life of the author's mother, Lucy Ball, and her work as a missionary in the Canadian Arctic, as well as the hunt for the Rat River Mad Trapper and Lucy's quest to make sure the Mountie killed in that hunt would never be forgotten.
Category: Canada, Northern

First Nations First Thoughts

Author : Annis May Timpson
ISBN : 9780774858816
Genre : Social Science
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Countless books and articles have traced the impact of colonialism and public policy on Canada's First Nations, but few have explored the impact of Aboriginal thought on public discourse and policy development in Canada. First Nations, First Thoughts brings together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars who cut through the prevailing orthodoxy to reveal Indigenous thinkers and activists as a pervasive presence in diverse political, constitutional, and cultural debates and arenas, including urban spaces, historical texts, public policy, and cultural heritage preservation. This innovative, thought-provoking collection contributes to the decolonization process by encouraging us to imagine a stronger, fairer Canada in which Aboriginal self-government and expression can be fully realized.
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Line Of Fire

Author : Edward Butts
ISBN : 1770704930
Genre : True Crime
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Across Canada peace officers put their lives on the line every day. From John Fisk in 1804, the first known Canadian policeman killed in the line of duty, to the four RCMP officers shot to death in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, in 2005, renowned true crime writer Edward Butts takes a hard-hitting, compassionate, probing look at some of the stories involving the hundreds of Canadian law-enforcement officers who have found themselves in harm’s way. Some, like the four RCMP officers who perished in the Northwest Territories on the "Lost Patrol" of 1910, died in horrible accidents while performing their duties. Others, such as the Mounties involved in the manhunts for Almighty Voice and the Mad Trapper of Rat River, found themselves in extremely dangerous, violent situations. One thing is certain about all of these peace officers: they displayed amazing courage and never hesitated to make the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow citizens.
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An Independent Stance

Author : W. J. Keith
ISBN : 0889841217
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Part One of this strongly worded, informed, and wide-ranging collection examines key issues for the future of Canadian criticism. Part Two offers new readings of important works by Grove, Wilson, MacLennan, Davies, Laurence, Hood, Wiebe, Hodgins, and Atwood. As W.J. Keith argues, `We still have a mission: to have our literature recognized as an essential reflection of our national life. This is what I mean by retrenchment and consolidation. Literature can survive without literary criticism but it cannot survive if it is unknown and unread. It is criticism's prime function at the present time to see that it is both known and read with that mature enjoyment which is a combination of emotional sensitivity and humane intelligence. As critics, scholars, editors, we shall not be fulfilling our responsibilities or justifying our existence if we attempt anything less.' Or as Keith modestly observes in his introduction to this collection, `If this book is of any interest, it will be because Canadian literature is an important subject. Literary commentators like myself are middle-men, and should be prepared to admit the fact. If this book succeeds in helping readers to appreciate the works of Canadian writers that I discuss, and to derive increased pleasure and insight from them, it will have served its purpose. I can see no other justification for it -- or for any other work of criticism.'
Category: Literary Criticism

The Man Who Didn T Fit In

Author : Dick North
ISBN : 1592288383
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A chronicle of robberies and escapes through the wilderness of North America that eventually led up to a forty-eight-day running battle along the Arctic Circle that ended with his death in 1932 is captured in this story of Norwegian emigré Johnny Conrad Johnson's life and crimes.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Trapper

Author : Thomas York
ISBN : 0385175876
Genre : Criminals
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Novel of the Canadian north, based on the true story of Albert Johnson, the "mad trapper of Rat River".
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Finding The Arctic

Author : Matthew Sturm
ISBN : 9781602231641
Genre : History
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The history of the Arctic is rich, filled with fascinating and heroic stories of exploration, multicultural interactions, and humans facing nature at its most extreme. In Finding the Arctic, the accomplished arctic researcher Matthew Sturm collects some of the most memorable and moving of these stories and weaves them around his own story of a 2,500-mile snowmobile expedition across arctic Alaska and Canada. During that trip, Sturm and six companions followed a circuitous route that brought them to many of the most historic spots in the North. They stood in the footsteps of their predecessors, experienced the landscape and the weather, and gained an intimate perspective on notable historical events, all chronicled here by Sturm. Written with humor and pathos, Finding the Arctic is a classic tale of adventure travel. And throughout the book,Sturm, with his thirty-eight years of experience in the North, emerges as an excellent guide for any who wish to understand the Arctic of today and yesterday.
Category: History

Bush Planes And Bush Pilots

Author : Dan McCaffery
ISBN : 1550287656
Genre : History
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The paperback edition of Bush Planes and Bush Pilots delves into the history of sixteen extraordinary bush planes now found in Canada's aviation museums, and the pilots who flew them.
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The Law And The Lawless

Author : Art Downs
ISBN : 9781772030297
Genre : History
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The far-ranging officers of the BC Provincial Police covered an area larger than California, Oregon, and Washington combined. In Yukon, a force of nineteen Mounties were charged with upholding the law across all of Arctic Canada. Set in frontier towns and rural communities from Vancouver Island to the Rocky Mountains to Herschel Island, Yukon, the stories in this collection reveal the real-life hardships and triumphs of policing through the boom and bust years of the early twentieth century.
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Moving Targets

Author : Margaret Atwood
ISBN : 9780887849114
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The most precious treasure of this collection is that it gives us the rich back-story and diverse range of influences on Margaret Atwood's work. From the aunts who encouraged her nascent writing career to the influence of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four on The Handmaid's Tale, we trace the movement of Atwood's fertile and curious mind in action over the years. Atwood's controversial political pieces, Napoleon's Two Biggest Mistakes and Letter to America -- both not-so-veiled warnings about the repercussions of the war in Iraq -- also appear, alongside pieces that exhibit her active concern for the environment, the North, and the future of the human race. Atwood also writes about her peers: John Updike, Marina Warner, Italo Calvino, Marian Engel, Toni Morrison, Angela Carter, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mordecai Richler, Elmore Leonard, and Ursula Le Guin. This is a landmark volume from a major writer whose worldwide readership is in the millions, and whose work has influenced and entertained generations. Moving Targets is the companion volume to Second Words.
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The Bush Pilots

Author : Tony Foster
ISBN : 9781475925067
Genre : Transportation
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North America's vast land mass, sparse population, and deserted north were perfectly suited for aircraft operations on skis and pontoons. The bush pilots opened the North, exploring to its farthest reaches, establishing communication between isolated settlements, delivering supplies, medicines, medical assistance and the mail. They were superb pilots and mechanics, dare devils, barnstormers, inventors, and explorers. Operating without compasses, radios, or detailed maps, they built their awesome legends. The rest of the world soon followed their lead into the vast unmapped, untapped, and unexplored regions of the other continents.
Category: Transportation

Nurse Stuck In The Snow

Author : Annette Wetherly
ISBN : 9781425176327
Genre : Fiction
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A personal memoir, by a seasoned nurse practitioner living and working independently in remote, isolated indigenous communities of the Arctic, Labrador, Western and Northern Canada. Graphically shows self-reliance, descriptions of local cultures and personalities and the understanding of the health care needs of the indigenous people and how their health has been affected by historical happenings. She worked onboard ships and visited lighthouses and treated animals. In between working contacts in the north she participates in volunteer health care in indigenous Latin American communities and exercises her knowledge of language, culture and the desire to travel. Returning to urban living in Victoria at sedentary occupation, which involved committee work with employment equity and multiculturalism. Magnetism and Call of the North draws her back twice demonstrating her love of challenge and adventure. An exciting, engaging, entertaining, instructive and stimulating book, which some read twice and others cannot put down.
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Oil King Courage

Author : Sigmund Brouwer
ISBN : 9781554695140
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When the Edmonton Oil Kings discover that Reuben Reuben has a hockey game as unforgettable as his name and his Inuit heritage, life changes in a hurry for him and his best friend Gear. A wealthy businessman sponsors a three-on-three pond-hockey tour across the western Arctic, and Reuben and Gear find out more than they ever bargained for about teamwork, about the North and about a dangerous family secret.
Category: Juvenile Fiction