KING OF THE FUR TRADERS: The Life and Times of Pierre Esprit Radison by Stanley Vestal

KING OF THE FUR TRADERS: The Life and Times of Pierre Esprit Radison

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A biography of the founder of the Hudson's Bay Company, based on his own Voyages. Good 17th century pioneer material from an authentic source, well presented background for the active life of a man who, Indian trained, was his own press agent, an expert in his line, successful in his chosen career, a great explorer, a creator of a great business, a great organizer. He set the pattern which has lasted over 200 years, concluded the treaty which brought the Indians under company control, chose the posts, and established one of England's pioneering ventures. Interesting reading, and ideally designed for true-adventure-biography for men.

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin