Hope's Last Home
by Tony Rees (9780973248135)

Hope's Last Home
 
Tony Rees
Release Date: 01 February 2004
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Category: North America
ISBN: 9780973248135
ISBN-10: 0973248130



South of Lethbridge, Alberta, Highway 62 climbs from the floor of an ancient glacial lake to the crest of a low ridge, crosses a continental divide and drops to meet the Milk River arching up from Montana.

The austere, dry land within this great three-hundred-mile ellipse is home to the continents last vestiges of shortgrass plains and holds a history unique in all the Americas.

Now parts of Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, Milk River country has been at the centre of the epic boom-and-bust extremes that gave final shape to the Prairie West. It was the place where the last continental glaciers stalled and began to die. It was the ancient domain of the Blackfoot and Assiniboine peoples, and then, in the 150 years it took to settle the course of European empire in North America, it lived under the flags of five nations--France, Spain, Great Britain, the United States, and Canada.

It was here, as European settlement encroached, that the remnant buffalo, the prairie wolf, and the plains grizzly waited out their final days. It was here that Sitting Bull and Little Soldier and Chief Joseph drew the final curtain on the brilliant horse cultures of the plains nations, here that cattlemen found their last free range, and here that the brief dreams of the last homesteaders dried up and blew away.

Originally published in 1995 and short-listed for the 1996 Writers Guild of Alberta's award for nonfiction, "Hope's Last Home" is one of the very best books ever written about the West, an intimate journey into the fascinating history of a final frontier.

AUD $15.95

 This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability.


View other Tony Rees titles like "Hope's Last Home"



Write a customer review of Hope's Last Home.



If you like this title please tell others:

tell others

post to your Facebook wall post on Twitter post on Digg recommend to Stumbleupon bookmark on Delicious RSS feed send to a friend


Australian BookShop
Australian Bookshop. Established 2003
Search
Shopping Cart Customer Support


HolisticPage
International Online Store
of Inspiration
we ship everywhere
Australia Post
Australia Wide
.
Worldwide