Book details

Publication date: November 2018
Features: 26 B&W photographs, 5 maps, notes, bibliography, index
Keywords: Biography / RCMP & Military History
Subject(s): BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Law Enforcement, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military, HISTORY / Canada / General, Biography: historical, political & military, Biography / RCMP & Military History, Police & security services, History of the Americas, Canada
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press
Rod Macleod is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta.

"Using correspondence and diaries from the Steele Collection, Rod Macleod reveals a complicated history of an individual whose career and exploits dovetailed with the initial decades of a young country and Canada’s involvement with the South African War and First World War."

Alison J. Rukavina, Texas Tech University


"Deeply-researched and elegantly written, this book brings alive one of the most intriguing characters of Canadian history who has been undeservedly forgotten. Macleod reminds us that the RCMP became an iconic national institution not because of decisions made in Ottawa, but because of the steady judgement and boisterous ambition of men in the field."

Charlotte Gray, Author of The Promise of Canada

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