Arctic Twilight: Leonard Budgell and Canada's Changing North
Leonard Budgell saw the Canadian North like nobody else. He put his
observations into words as few others ever could. As a 'Servant
of the Bay' Budgell ran Hudson's Bay Company trading posts
for decades in isolated communities up the Labrador coast &
across the Arctic. This work chronicles his traditional way of life
that was changed forever.
"Len Budgell's letters are one of the greatest legacies anyone could have left Canada and its people. With incredible insight and sensitivity he painted a remarkable picture, particularly of the aboriginal peoples of the Canadian north and their humanity." Dr. Frits Pannekoek, professor of history and president of Athabasca University "Over the years I've become so jaded by manuscripts that have come my way, even by those on the verge of being published. In Arctic Twilight I surely wasn't expecting to find (a) excellent writing, (b) subjects that touched me directly, or (c) glimpses of simple, unaffected, literary genius. But all three are here, in abundance." Karen Molson, historian; author of The Molsons: Their Lives and Times " Leonard BudgellArctic adventurer, radio and naval expert, fur trader, raconteur, life-long "Servant of the Bay," and a whole lot moreprovides an illuminating portrait of life in the changing Canadian North during much of the twentieth century." A.B. McKillop, Carleton University history professor, author of Pierre Berton: A Biography