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GRASS ROOTS

Robertson, Heather

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ISBN 10: 0888620454 / ISBN 13: 9780888620453
Published by James Lewis & Samuel, Toronto, 1973
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Hardcover, NEAR FINE/GOOD PLUS,unpriceclipped dustjacket. Author travelled for more than a year through Western Canada, visiting half a dozen small towns to meet people and ask questions. This book is the result - the story of wheat farmers like Gordon Taylor who has 800 acres near Landis, Saskatchewan, and an account of life in towns like Biggar, Moose Jaw, Winlker, and Miami. Carefully records the ordinary events of people's lives and invests them with the significance and dignity they deserve. . ISBN:0888620454. Bookseller Inventory # 009021

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Title: GRASS ROOTS

Publisher: James Lewis & Samuel, Toronto

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Heather Robertson's classic account of life and death on the Canadian prairie was praised and reviled with equal vehemence when it first appeared: "a pack of lies" said one reviewer; "dynamite" said another.

Both her reporting and analysis are, in fact, explosive. The book offers intimate profiles of four modern prairie towns and of the immense difficulties faced by farmers in Western Canada. It offers sweeping descriptions of the forces that led to the settlement of the West, and examines how those same forces, controlled from eastern Canada, are causing the inexorable decline of many rural communities.

Grass Roots is a superb portrait of an imperilled way of life, combining economics, history and politics with a remarkable eye for storytelling.

About the Author:

MYFANWY PHILLIPS is the author of The Children of Peace. Her photographs are also featured in Heather Robertson\s Grass Roots.'

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