This volume contains Ralph Connor’s novel (published in 1900), "Black Rock - A Tale of the Selkirks". Set in a mining and lumberjack boom town in the 1880s, this literary work centres on a new minister who brings the fight for men’s souls to the doors of the seedy saloons and dastardly drug pushers. Plots, fights, and double-crosses abound in the back-and-forth battle played out in the lives of several well-developed characters. Rev. Dr. Charles William Gordon (1860 - 1937) was a Canadian author who sold more than five million copies of his books during his lifetime. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.
Fictional account of labor unrest in a Canadian manufacturing town after the war and John Maitland's efforts to reorganize his father's mill for economic justice and fair play. In a riot caused by professional agitators, a bullet intended for Jack Maitland wounds a girl.
Ranald MacDonald's roots are in the forest of Ontario's easternmost county, and his character was forged in the small Presbyterian church near his home. When he leaves to test his idealism and faith in the rough world of the lumber business, he brings pride to his mentor, the minister's wife.