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Romancing the Rockies: Mountaineers, Missionaries, Marilyn & More

Author: Brennan, Brian Set In . . .
 North America, Canada, Alberta, British Columbia, USA, Rocky Mountains
Genre: Historical
Time Frame: Various
Published: 2005
Description: In Romancing the Rockies: Mountaineers, Missionaries, Marilyn & More, award-winning popular historian Brian Brennan introduces us to the daring men and women who have found themselves drawn irresistibly to the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains. Whether they visited the lofty peaks and sheltered valleys, made journeys of exploration, pilgrimage, adventure, physical endeavour or cultural achievement, all were seduced by the romance, the allure, and the mystique of these ancient and fabled mountains.
A passionate storyteller, Brennan begins with legends drawn from the Stoney oral tradition and goes on to introduce us to an incredible cast of characters, from pioneering missionaries and 19th-century botanists, to famed painters, intrepid mountain guides and outfitters, and one dedicated weatherman. And there's more, much more.
With stories of the famous, the infamous, the unsung and the unstrung, Romancing the Rockies is a tribute to the spirit of the Rockies. Readers will find this book by turns inspiring, entertaining and surprising.
"Good news, history buffs: biographer Brian brennan has done it again." – Ben Gadd, author of Handbook of the Canadian Rockies
"If you buy just one book about the Rockies, this is the one." – Chic Scott, author of Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering
  
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