How do you live a rich, colourful life full of adventure? Walk a day in RCMP officer Harry Stallworthy's snowshoes. Author William Barr draws on official RCMP reports, Stallworthy's letters to his family and to his beloved wife Hilda, and other historic documents as he unravels the thrilling and previously untold life story of this remarkable Canadian. The University of Alberta Press is proud to present this detailed biography of a member of the RCMP who played a crucial role in asserting Canada's sovereignty in the Arctic. Having emigrated to Canada from England in 1913 Harry Stallworthy joined the Force in 1914 and until 1921 served at various detachments in the Yukon, except for the period 1918-19 when he participated in the RNWMP's Cavalry Detachment as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the final bloody months of World War I in Flanders. Take a step back into Canada's rich history and discover the world of Harry Stallworthy, a man of integrity and leadership, in this written tribute to his grand experiences and fantastic life journey.
William Barr is Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of Saskatchewan, and a research associate for the Arctic Institute of North America. For the past 30 years the history of the exploration of the Arctic has been the focus of his research. He has published 15 books, including translations from French, German, and Russian. His latest book is War North of 80: The Last German Arctic Weather Station of World War II. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.