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Empire of the Bay By Peter Charles Newman

Empire of the Bay

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A history of the world's most famous trading company, the HBC, with trading houses that once stretched from the Arctic Ocean to Hawaii, its head, Sir George Simpson and its self-proclaimed gentlemen-adventurers who mapped a continent and built a nation.
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Empire of the Bay: Illustrated History of the Hudson Bay Company by Peter Charles Newman

A history of the world's most famous trading company based on Peter Newman's history. In 1838 Sir George Simpson, the governor of the HBC, was toasted at a dinner as the "Head of the most extended dominion in the known world - the Emperor of Russia, the Queen of England and the President of the United States excepted". It was an astonishing but appropriate tribute to a commercial enterprise of unique scope and character, with trading houses that once stretched from the Arctic Ocean to Hawaii. Yet the history of the HBC is less the story of a company than of a people - its self-proclaimed gentlemen-adventurers mapped a continent and built a nation. The exciting story of the company and the people is told in this book.

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GOR001905515
Empire of the Bay: Illustrated History of the Hudson Bay Company by Peter Charles Newman
Peter Charles Newman
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
1989-09-28
224
0670829692
9780670829699
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