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In Search of Adventure

70 Years of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Newfoundland and Labrador

In Search of Adventure

Flanker Press
Paperback
2020-08-01

9781771178211

19.95 CAD

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In 1949, several young Mounties arrived in Canada’s newest province to enforce federal law. Like those who followed, they were in search of adventure, and they found plenty. In this book, RCMP veterans, as well as the last living Newfoundland Rangers, tell their personal stories. From laughter to moments of sheer terror, to discovering innovative ways to connect with the communities they police, to investigating the murder of one of their own, these veterans tell the true history of the RCMP’s first 70 years policing in Newfoundland and Labrador.

"If ours is a 'rich' history, come read of the men and women who made the investment. Helen C. Escott has captured their stories to allow the honesty and humility with just the right dash of quiet pride to come through. It is a remarkable account of a remarkable group." — Sergeant Major D. S. "Doug" Pack, RCMP Newfoundland and Labrador

"I thoroughly enjoyed reading, In Search of Adventure. Helen C. Escott did an outstanding job of providing a description of the RCMP policing in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1950 to present. The interviews she completed with all of the members and employees clearly depict the dangers and challenges faced by the RCMP in their first 70 years of policing. If you have an interest in policing or in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador, this is a must-read. It is an interesting and enjoyable collection of stories, yet very enlightening at the same time." — Leo O'Brien, Retired RCMP Superintendent and President of RCMP NL Veterans' Association

The overall tone is of a sense of pride and commitment, accompanied by lots of black and white archival and personal photos.-- Joan Sullivan - The Telegram --

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Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.

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