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In the Shadow of the Great War
In the Shadow of the Great War

In the Shadow of the Great War

The Milligan and Hart Explorations of Northeastern British Columbia, 1913–14


224 Pages, 5.98 x 8.98

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95)

Publication Date: July 2013

ISBN 9780772666376

Rights: WOR X CA

Royal British Columbia Museum (Jul 2013)
The Royal British Columbia Museum


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In 1913, the BC government hired G.B. Milligan and E.B. Hart to each lead a small expedition that spent 18 months exploring the northeastern part of British Columbia. These expeditions helped provide the first detailed information of this region. Unfortunately, World War I began just as these men completed their work, and the information they gathered got filed away and forgotten in the shadow of the Great War. Now, on the centennial of these expeditions, historian Jay Sherwood's new book documents the Milligan and Hart expeditions. He reveals what their expeditions accomplished and he shows readers what northern BC was like 100 years ago.

Author Biography

Jay Sherwood, a historian and former surveyor, is the author of several books about Frank Swannell, including Surveying Northern British Columbia (a 2005 BC Book Prize finalist) and Surveying Central British Columbia (second-prize winner in the 2007 BC Historical Federation Writing Competition). He lives in Vancouver, where he works as a teacher-librarian.

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