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The Danger Tree: Memory, War and the Search for a Familys Past David MacFarlane

The Danger Tree: Memory, War and the Search for a Familys Past

David MacFarlane

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ISBN : 9780802776167
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320 pages
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Emulating the circuitous tales told by his mothers relatives, the Goodyears of Newfoundland, David Macfarlane has crafted a masterpiece of history and memory that will remain indelibly in the minds of its readers. Macfarlane weaves the major eventsMoreEmulating the circuitous tales told by his mothers relatives, the Goodyears of Newfoundland, David Macfarlane has crafted a masterpiece of history and memory that will remain indelibly in the minds of its readers. Macfarlane weaves the major events of Newfoundlands twentieth century--the ravages of tuberculosis- the great seal-hunt disaster- the bitter debate over whether to become part of Canada- and above all, the First World War--into a saga of the ill-starred yet heroic fortunes of his family, who were rarely in control of events but often at the center of them. With deep affection, he brings to life a multigenerational cast of characters who are as colorful as only Newfoundlanders can be--heroes and charlatans, pirates and dreamers, whose humanity manages to illuminate and enrich our own.