Reviews for Healy's West


"Too often in the westering saga, real personalities, real costs to individuals and real underlying motivations remain untold. In Healy's West, Alberta native Gordon E. Tolton remins readers of these missing elements."

óCara Chamberlain, Billings Gazette

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"The colourful and detailed story of John Healy is well told in this volume. Gordon Tolton is an excellent writer and thorough researcher."

Alberta History


"Tolton superbly chronicles the many facets of frontiersman John J. Healy . . . His superb writing produces a well-rounded, captivating overview of Healy, revealing both his many grand accomplishments and his trail of shadowy dealings."

—Jeff Friend, Foreword Reviews

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". . . so complete an examination of a significant life all but forgotten is to be commended."

—Edward Massey Books


"Healy's West is an excellent book which should be read by everyone interested in the early development of the Plains west of the Yukon."

—John L. Motherwell, author,Goldrush Steamboats: Francis Rattenbury's Yukon Venture