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“Jenish presents a lively version of the explorer’s adventures, detailing the hardships of life on the trail, Thompson’s interactions with aboriginal peoples, and the vast country he traversed.”—Arn Keeling, Oregon Historical Quarterly
— Arn Keeling
“David Thompson was an important, if little known, explorer of the Canadian West. . . . Jenish tells this remarkable man’s story from the journal Thompson kept throughout his life and the narrative he wrote in his old age…. We view the daunting hardships facing a fur trader working far beyond white settlement.”—Donna Roper, Journal of the West
— Donna Roper
“Epic Wanderer is a thoroughly enjoyable, easy read of the life of the fur trader David Thompson.”—D’Arcy Jenish, WAML Information Bulletin
— D'Arcy Jenish
Author Biography: D’Arcy Jenish is the author of the award-winning Indian Fall: The Last Great Days of the Plains Cree and the Blackfoot Confederacy and the bestselling The Stanley Cup: A Hundred Years of Hockey at its Best. He is also co-editor of Canada on Ice: Fifty Years of Great Hockey.
Posted April 1, 2010
This book was great.It is very involving and captures your imagination very thoroughly.I picked up this book at the library to read for a college course on Canadian History and I was greatly surprised at how fascinating it was.This book let me live the life of a Fur Trader and Explorer in the virgin territory west of the Canadian settlements.I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in Canadian History or anyone who loves reading about explorers of the wild frontier.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.