Title: Intimate History of New Brunswick. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  McClelland and Stewart Limited, Toronto, 1970, ISBN:0771086067
Seller ID: 45975
TRUEMAN, Stuart. An Intimate History of New Brunswick. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1970). First Printing. Pp. (3),iv-vi,1-154. Map endpapers. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Spadoni and Donnelly 2231,Laugher p.274. "In this delightful informal story, Stuart Trueman gives a lively account of the unique personalities and phenomena that have made NewBrunswick such a remarkable part of our country. He re is history that bel ongs to all Canada, because this is where the action was in the earliest pioneering times. Mr Trueman injects a new vigour into early pioneering timeswith his portrayal of the unbelievable persecutions endured by the United Empire Loyalists in the American colonies -- persecutions inflaming fierce hatreds which were transformed over the years on the New Brunswick-Maine border into some of the most outstanding examples of international friendship. With warm understanding he has written of the Acadians, those home-lovingpeople who demanded little but were buffetted like unwilling shuttlecocks between the great powers for generation after generation. Their courageous emergence from that long obscurity is one of the inspiring stories of modern Canada. HEre are unforgettable men and women -- true-life characters who will surprise and amaze the reader -- ranging from Chief Membertou to renegade General Benedict Arnold; from heroine Lady La Tour to extraordinary Union soldier Sarah Evelyn Edmondson; from slave boy John Gyles to a stage-fright stricken Walter Pidgeon." - from the dustjacket. Gift inscription inkedverso flyleaf, else very good in lightly rubbed, unclipped dustjacket. 12. 50