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THE LUMBERJACKS

DONALD MACKAY

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ISBN 10: 0070827273 / ISBN 13: 9780070827271
Published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1978
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Brown boards with illust. clipped jacket; Slight age toned pages and edgewear but very clean & unmarked throughout; Jacket has some small chips/tears & missing pieces but still very much intact; Illustr. by b/w photos throughout; 319 pages w/index; The history and importance of Lumberjacks in the settlement of Canada from east to west; Please allow for extra postage, on the heavy side. Bookseller Inventory # PARA2672

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Title: THE LUMBERJACKS

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Synopsis:

The 19th century spawned a unique breed of men who took pride in their woodsmen skills and rough codes of conduct. They called themselves lumberers, shantymen, timber beasts, les bucherron -- and, more recently, lumberjacks, working in the vast forests of eastern Canada and British Columbia.

Across the country, farm boys would go to the woods, lumbering being the only winter work available. Immigrants -- Swedes and Finns more often than not -- resumed the trades they had learned so well in the forests of northern Europe. They broke the cold, hard monotony of camp life with songs, tall tales and card games.

Within these pages, author Donald MacKay allows us a glimpse into that moment in our heritage when men entered the virgin forest to carve out an industry from the seemingly endless array of pine, spruce, maple and balsam fir found there.

"[Donald] MacKay's book has many virtues. His prose is clean. He lets the surviving pioneers talk for themselves when they have something to say, but never allows them to get too windy. He separates legends and half-truths from facts ..."
- The Montreal Star

"... a superb marriage of text and pictures, a nostalgic but not sentimental discussion of one of Canada's primary industries, logging."
- The Globe and Mail

"It's marvellous material of a type often ignored by historians ... Such books may do more to help us understand ourselves than all the academic tomes together."
- Atlantic Insight

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This is definitive history of lumbering in Canada captures the vitality of the lumber camps and documents the evolution of a major industry.

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