R.I.P. Alice Munro (1931 – 2024)

“Compared to Anton Chekhov for her peerless short stories for which she won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013, Alice Munro (left) has died.FULL STORY

 

Eric Jamieson

May 16th, 2024

Eric Jamieson’s Arctic Patrol: Canada’s Fight for Arctic Sovereignty (Caitlin $28.00) details the tale of Canada’s efforts to secure its Arctic territories amidst international tensions. In the 1920s, Canada’s control over the Arctic Archipelago was weak and contested by Americans, Danes and Norwegians. The North-West Mounted Police, later the RCMP, were tasked with asserting Canadian sovereignty, establishing remote detachments and conducting annual ship patrols. Increasing threats, such as the American expedition by Dr. Donald MacMillan and Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen’s activities on Ellesmere Island, pressured Canada to act. One of the most spectacular Canadian undertakings came in 1926 when RCMP Inspector Alfred Herbert Joy, recruit Reginald Andrew Taggart, and Inughuit guide Nukappiannguaq successfully completed an arduous 1,800-mile, 81-day dogsled patrol. 9781773861333

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