Charlie Russell and the First Calgary Stampede
by Brian W. Dippie
Audacious and Adamant: The Story of Maverick Alberta
By Aritha van Herk
Beautiful, prosperous, and unpredictable, Alberta has always been the maverick province. Indeed, Albertans pride themselves on their difference. This book tells the story of how this fascinating part of Canada has come to possess the character it does. Through the stories of a host of individuals who together shaped southern Alberta's unruly history, Audacious and Adamant traces the profile of a place both beautiful and contrary.
This is the story of the immigrants and politicians who weathered dust storms and national policies to forge Alberta's unusual temperament. This is the story of the dancers and wrestlers and artists who depicted Alberta's beauty and demonstrated Alberta's talent. This is the story of the oil men and ranch hands who worked to ensure Alberta's prosperity. This is the story of the dreamers and ne'er-do-wells who refused to follow the rules. This is the story of the winners and losers, mavericks whose determination helped to ferment the astonishing place that Alberta has become.
softcover, 104 pages
black & white photos and colour photos
The Bow: Living With a River
The Bow: Living with a River explores the past, present, and future of the Bow River. It is the story of the river as a sacred place for aboriginal cultures, an inspiration for artists, and a source of water for one third of Alberta's population. Over the past century, the Bow has become Canada's most intensely engineered river. Today, efforts are being made to ensure that the river remains a sustainable resource for generations to come.
The Bow Valley has attracted many artists, each of whom brought their own interpretation and personal meaning to the waterway. Works by artists such a Marmaduke Matthews, Marion Nicoll, A.Y. Jackson, and Ted Godwin illustrate the diversity of feelings the Bow River evokes. This art is complemented by more than 100 historical photographs documenting the natural history and economic development of the river.
Your purchase of "The Flood of 2013" book qualifies you for a 1/2 price special of $20.00 for "The Bow: Living with a River" book.
Special price of $27.95 (Reg. $39.95)
Jacketed hardcover, 158 pages
colour and black & white images