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First across the Continent: Sir Alexander MacKenzie, Vol. 14
Barry M. Gough
September 1997
Book Review
The first white man to cross North America, Scottish-born Alexander Mackenzie (1764-1820) was typical of his generation of explorers: this bold adventurer who surveyed the untamed wilderness with impressive accuracy was also a hardheaded businessman who ventured into unknown Canadian territory in search of profits from fur trading. Canadian historian Barry Gough admires Mackenzie's toughness and daring without glossing over the towering ego and knack for self-promotion that won him a knighthood from England in 1802. First Across the Continent is another enjoyable entry in the University of Oklahoma's Western Biographies series.

From Kirkus Reviews
A well-crafted biography of a little-remembered explorer of the Far North who helped open the frontier to trade and settlement....

From Aberdeen to Ottawa in Eighteen Forty-Five: The Diary of Alexander Muir
Alexander Muir
May 1990

Alexander MacKenzie and the Explorers of Canada
Georgia Xydes
July 1992
From School Library Journal
Grade 6-12-- The early history of Canada is inextricably tied to the growth of commerce and trade in the New World. As word of the vast supply of raw materials spread throughout Europe, businessmen flocked to her shores. Alexander MacKenzie was searching for an ice-free port on the Pacific coast to compete with the powerful Hudson's Bay Company in the East. He explored what is now northern Alberta, northern British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories, and made many contacts with tribes of Native North Americans. Xydes carefully relates the correlation between the growth of commerce and the necessity for European exploration in Canada. She narrates the story of MacKenzie's travels, while explaining important details of the fur trade and the "opening" of the northern interior of North America. She is...

Pathfinders of the West
Agnes C. Laut
March 2002
Book Description
Historical controversy! It was not La Salle, Marquette and Jolliet who discovered the great regions beyond the Great Lakes -it was a pair of fur traders named Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medard Chouart Groseillers, whose exploits were partially covered up by English and French authorities in favor of more "favored" explorers. The work also explores the travels of de la Verendrye, Samuel Hearne, Mackenzie and Lewis & Clark. Agnes Christina Laut was a Canadian writer who authored other works such as The Cariboo Trail, The Conquest of Our Western Empire and The Canadian Commonwealth. Here work has many carefully documented portions that make it a useful resource for all.

HON. Alexander MacKenzie: His Life and Times
William Buckingham
June 2005
Book Description
A study of the famous Canadian statesman and Prime Minister.THIS TITLE IS CITED AND RECOMMENDED BY: Books for College Libraries; The American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Alexander Graham Bell
Catherine MacKenzie
March 2003
Book Description
1928. Bell's entire life was as exciting and dramatic as his great discovery, that being the secret of sending sound over wires. He did not rest on his laurels, but in spite of poverty and obstacles, went through life searching. He was one of the great pioneers in aviation. He was the inventor of the phonograph record, a new type of speed boat and a method of sending the voice over a ray of light. This is an informal and authoritative rendering of Bell's life.

Mammoth Book of Explorers
John Keay (Editor)
February 2002
From Booklist
The sixty-second volume in the Mammoth Book series is divided geographically into sections on Siberia and Alaska, Central and South Asia, Arabia, West Africa, East and Central Africa, Australia, North America, South America, the Arctic, and the Antarctic. Appearing here are 42 firsthand accounts of journeys during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. High points include an excerpt from Edmund Hillary's ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953, pieces by Stanley and Livingstone describing their exploration in the Congo, and selections from Alexander Mackenzie's encounter with Indians in Canada in 1793 and Meriwether Lewis' meeting with Shoshone Indians during his 1804-5 expedition, which took him through Montana. Readers can join Robert Edwin Peary at the North Pole and Ernest Shackleton, Robert Falcon Scott, and...

My Own Life & Times 1741-1814
Thomas Somerville
January 1996
Library Binding
Book Description
The titles in this collection incorporate unique personal visions of the thought and culture of late eighteenth-century Scotland. Thomas Somerville, Presbyterian clergyman and historian of English politics, wrote a perceptive memoir of Scottish life. Henry Mackenzie, lawyer and novelist, had an eye for witty anecdotes about the Edinburgh of his day. The colourful Peter Williamson was kidnapped, sold into service in America, and captured by Indians -- but he returned to Scotland to tell his tale. John Jackson, entrepreneur of the dramatic arts, expounded upon his heroic attempts to bring theatre to Glasgow and Edinburgh in spite of religious opposition and legal obstacles. John Ramsay of Ochtertyre produced a vast number of pages about notable Scottish men and women of the age, from which Alexander Allardyce fashioned...

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