Harm's Way: Disasters in Western Canada by University of Calgary Press (Paperback, 2004)
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- DescriptionThe stories told in this collection, though tragic for many, illustrate the steadfast determination and courage of people in the face of misfortune and extreme distress. From the lesser-kwn weed outbreaks and tornadoes to the world-wide influenza outbreak in 1918 that devastated many Calgary families, these stories focus on the human side of these disasters. It may be a heroic individual or the collective response of a community, but what is truly remarkable in these stories is the human response to the world being turned upside down by famine and disease, by flood, fire, or rock slide, by wind and cold, by dynamite or gas explosions, or even by the seemingly mundane threat of weeds upon crops. It is the resolution to continue to fight and the persistence of the human spirit and its adaptability to challenges that is the true story of a century of development in western Canada. With Contributions By: David Breen Patrick H. Brennan J.M Bumsted Joe Cherwinski Hugh A. Dempsey Janice Dickin Clint Evans Lorry W. Felske Max Foran David C. Jones Anthony Rasporich
- Author BiographyDavid C. Jones is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary. He has written or edited over twenty-five books, including the award-winning Empire of Dust. Anthony Rasporich is former dean of Social Sciences and professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Calgary. Hugh Dempsey is Chief Curator Emeritus of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary and one of western Canada's most respected historical authors. His books include The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories, and TheGolden Age of the Canadian Cowboy. Dempsey was made an honorary chief of the Kainai Blackfoot in 1967 and in 1975 was invested as a member of the Order of Canada. Max Foran has been working the field of western Canadian history for over thirty years and has published on various urban, rural, and cultural topics. He is currently a professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. Janice Dickin is professor emerita in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. Her areas of study include medical history, life writing, and Canadian social history.
- PublisherUniversity of Calgary Press
- Date of Publication01/05/2004
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationCalgary
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Calgary Press
- Content Noteb/w photos
- Weight456 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Edited byMax Foran
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