By Brian Brennan
In his most up-to-date best-seller, Scoundrels and Scallywags, Brian Brennan brought us to Albertans who dared to be varied. Now, in Boondoggles, Bonanzas, and different Alberta tales Brennan turns his points of interest to erstwhile occasions, either solid and undesirable, that experience engaged the eye of Albertans through the years. Brennan roams around the sweep of Alberta historical past, retelling quite a lot of tales for a brand new iteration. From front-page information goods (the Frank Slide and Leduc oil discovery) to lesser-known occasions (the Lonely Bachelors of "Dinosaur Valley" and the Rainmaker of medication Hat), Brennan chronicles a number of the wonderful boondoggles and bonanzas that experience helped forge the Alberta story.
Always enjoyable and sometimes staggering, Boondoggles, Bonanzas, and different Alberta Stories—Brennan's 5th book—celebrates the ups and downs, successes and scams of Canada's such a lot brilliant and self sustaining province.
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59 This settled accounts with Hamburg, but left Dugard his father's debtor. Dugard purchased wool from Barthelemy van Schelde of Altona. 60 The process was reversed in the case of Peter Tervoet of Bremen. 61 If exchange rates were unfavourable, they could be avoided. 62 All of the above uses of the bill of exchange are related to transactions in merchandise. But drafts were also bought and sold to gain on exchange rates or as a means to obtain credit. Dugard did not attempt these speculative uses of the bill of exchange.
Those of 14 June are also signed "Veuve Laurens et fils," but this time in the sure handwriting of David Laurens fils, who from 29 November signs simply "D. " Gedeon Vincent died in late 1736 or early 1737, aged 80 or 81, for the minutes of 30 January 1737, are signed "Ged. " Gedeon Samuel attained the age of 71; he was buried from St. Vincent's Church, Rouen, on 30 August I752. 6 C H A P T E R TWO D'Haristoy continue throughout the minute-book, which ends with the last known meeting, that of 9 January 1743.
Dugard purchased wool from Barthelemy van Schelde of Altona. 60 The process was reversed in the case of Peter Tervoet of Bremen. 61 If exchange rates were unfavourable, they could be avoided. 62 All of the above uses of the bill of exchange are related to transactions in merchandise. But drafts were also bought and sold to gain on exchange rates or as a means to obtain credit. Dugard did not attempt these speculative uses of the bill of exchange. Still a very young man, 22 C H A P T E R TWO his every transaction monitored by a watchful father, he conducted his affairs with caution.
Boondoggles, Bonanzas, and Other Alberta Stories by Brian Brennan