Settlers in 1912 knew it as Carlstadt, the "Star of the Prairie"; survivors remember it as Alderson, the ghost town. The history of this doomed village west of Medicine Hat is a life-sized saga of frothy boosterism, lightning expansion and utter miscalculations-a tragedy of drought, destitution and depopulation. It is the tale of the disaster that befell the prairie dry belt after the Great War, the untold sorrow of southwestern Saskatchewan and especially southeastern Alberta, an empire of dust.
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David C. Jones is a professor of history in Calgary, Alberta. He has written or edited more than 25 books, including the award-winning Empire of Dust. Among his many teaching honours is the prestigious Presidents Circle Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Calgary.
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Book Description Edmonton, 1987. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. 8vo pp. 316, b/w illustrations, ep maps. book. Bookseller Inventory # 193406
Book Description University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 316 pp, index, b/w photos, mapped endpapers. Light edgewear. Name penned to ffep, signed by author on title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 038729