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The Danger Tree: Memory, War, and the Search for a Family's Past

MacFarlane, David

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ISBN 10: 0921912048 / ISBN 13: 9780921912040
Published by Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Waldcourt, Oregon, U.S.A., 1991
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Title: The Danger Tree: Memory, War, and the Search...

Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Waldcourt, Oregon, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Emulating the circuitous tales told by his mother's relatives, the Goodyears of Newfoundland, David Macfarlane has crafted a masterpiece of history and memory that will remain indelibly in the minds of its readers. Macfarlane weaves the major events of Newfoundland's twentieth century—the ravages of tuberculosis; the great seal-hunt disaster; the bitter debate over whether to become part of Canada; and above all, the First World War—into a saga of the ill-starred yet heroic fortunes of his family, who were rarely in control of events but often at the center of them. With deep affection, he brings to life a multigenerational cast of characters who are as colorful as only Newfoundlanders can be—heroes and charlatans, pirates and dreamers, whose humanity manages to illuminate and enrich our own.

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Emulating the circuitous tales told by his mother's relatives, the Goodyears of Newfoundland, David Macfalane weaves the major events of the island's twentieth century--the ravages of tuberculosis; the great seal-hunt disaster; the bitter Confederation debate, and above all, the First World War--into his own tale of the ill-starred fortunes of his family. He brings to life a multi-generational cast of characters who are as colourful as only Newfoundlanders can be. With humour, insight, and genuine love for those heroes and charlatans, pirates and dreamers, he explores the meaning of family and the consequences of forgotten history.

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