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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Michael Dawe

Michael Dawe is a historian of central Alberta who has worked for the Red Deer and District Archives for more than 35 years. He has authored six books, including Red Deer: The Memorable City.

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Cross-Border Cowboy

Owen Wister’s The Virginianmay have a real-life Canadian connection January–February 2016
One of the enduring iconic images of the American and Canadian wests is the frontier cowboy. He is independent, fearless, hardy and good-hearted, particularly with women and animals, but willing to indulge in violence to maintain a largely self-determined natural justice. To many, the frontier cowboy is the epitome of true democracy—unencumbered by the perceived effeteness and social orders of the eastern American and European cultures—who is willing to vigorously defend the free exercise of…