Emperor of the North, Sir George Simpson, Hudson's Bay Company, Fur Trade

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller cumos55 (5,596) 100%, Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362339372511 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Emperor of the North, 2007, by James Raffan, softcover, published by Phyllis Bruce/Harper Collins, 474 pages. Sir George Simpson and the remarkable Story of the Hudson’s Bay Company From the flap at the front cover ----- At its height in the nineteenth century, the Hudson's Bay Company's trading territory covered three million square miles and spanned the continent. And no one person was more responsible for its success than its larger-than-life governor, the remarkable George Simpson. The illegitimate son of a ne'er-do-well Scottish lawyer, Simpson was a master planner who laid the foundations for the greatest business enterprise of its day, a pompous dandy who was most at home in a canoe, and a man who, while ashamed of his out-of-wedlock birth, sired at least thirteen children with eight different women. A wide cast of characters strides through the pages of this gripping story - frontier entrepreneurs, hardy voyageurs, skilled native trappers, determined explorers, impoverished settlers, and lords and ladies of the realm - and George Simpson was at ease with all of them. The history of the Bay is that of a country in the making, but it is also a history of the clash between different ways of life in a vast, sparsely populated land far from the crowded cities, counting-houses and imperial ambitions of the British Empire. The contents include ----- Prologue --- Siberia PART I --- THE EDUCATION OF GEORGE SIMPSON I Dingwall II London III Aboard the James Monroe IV To Rupert's Land V Fort Wedderburn VI Northern Governor VII Management by Walking Around VIII Columbia IX Viceregal CEO PART II --- THE LITTLE EMPEROR X A Man on the Ground XI "The Chief Whose Dog Sings" XII Itching to Marry XIII Dark Day& in Red River XIV Merchant Emperor XV George Simpson, Murderer? PART III --- SIR GEORGE AT LAST XVI Around the World XVII Presiding at Lachine XVIII Denouement XIX The Emperor's Light Goes Out APPENDICES I Sir George's Family Tree II Inventory of Estate of Late Sir G. Simpson ‘ MAPS Rupert's Land Simpson's First Journey to North America, 1820 The Main Trading Posts in George Simpson's Empire Simpson's Journey Around the World, 1841-42 This book is in a very good condition with edge wear and with no writing or other marks in the book. Multiple purchases of books will be combined to reduce the cost of shipping. The total for shipping and handling is presented at the end of this listing. Visit my other items on eBay at this time. There may be something of interest to you! The book has been described as accurately as possible and is purchased as described. Please e-mail if you have any questions about the book for sale or about any of the information relating to shipping and currency exchanges. Payment will include the final sale price plus the actual cost of shipping and a handling fee. The handling fee will be a maximum of $1.50 US. After completion of the sale the seller will notify the buyer of the total payment required. Payments for items should be made within 14 days of the day the invoice is forwarded to the buyer. Canada Post does provide different services dependent on the weight and size of a package. To the best of seller's ability, the item will be packaged to fall into the lowest cost category, if at all possible. All items are insured up to $100 Canadian. Insurance beyond that provided by Canada Post is optional. The sum of shipping plus handling for BOOKS will be presented in the listing and will never be more than that indicated in the listing. This number is a maximum, and has at times been less than indicated. Buyer should wait for an invoice before paying for the item. Shipping and Handling Books are shipped worldwide via surface mail The services using Canada Post are based on destination Within Canada --- The service is Canada Post Expedited Parcel To the United States --- The service is Canada Post Tracked Packet - USA To all other destinations worldwide --- The service is Canada Post International Parcel - Surface Canadian buyers ---The rate indicated for Canada may be lower for delivery within Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwestern Ontario. Canadian residents --- The applicable rates for PST and GST/HST are included in all prices. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Powered by eBay Turbo Lister Condition: Very Good, Subject: History, Topic: Canada, Publication Year: 20070000, Language: English, Format: Softcover, Country of Manufacture: Canada, ISBN-13: 978-0-00-639487-7, Author: James Raffan

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