From War to Wilderness

By: Shelford, Cyril

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Signed by Author; Light wear to spine tips, top corners a little bumped; Author inscription on title page; B&W Photographs; 0.89 x 9.31 x 6.24 Inches; 250 pages; Cyril Shelford believes there is a bright future for young people today-providing they develop clear goals and strive towards attaining them. Goals seldom come easily, which makes them all the more rewarding once achieved. From War to Wilderness is a true-life story of Cyril's Dad's life beginning in South Africa during the Boer War. He had such deep feelings about the the horrors of war that he wanted to get as far away as he could and chose the wilderness of Alaska. He landed in New York and worked his way across the continent, from Buffalo to Hayse City, Kansas, and on to San Francisco, by boat up to Vancouver, and then by coastal steamers to Nome, Alaska. The book is based on a "trail of letters" he wrote to his parents and other family members in England. Real history is the story of people such as Jack Shelford and his brother Arthur who left their homes in England to find a better and peaceful life far away from the clamour and ugliness of war. they had a sense of adventure and refused to let this vast and sometimes cruel land overwhelm them. They endured unbelievable hardships in order to acheive success-first building their homestead and then turning it into a productive farm.

Title: From War to Wilderness

Author Name: Shelford, Cyril

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Shelford Publishing: 1997

ISBN Number: 1550565338

ISBN Number 13: 9781550565331

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13823

Keywords: boer war Alaska British Columbia Canada