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How the West Was Written
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Brian Brennan is an award-winning and best-selling author who specializes in books about the colorful personalities and the social history of Western Canada. His recent titles include Romancing the Rockies; Mountaineers, Missionaries, Marilyn & More (Fifth House, 2005), a finalist in the 2005 Banff Mountain Book Competition, and Scoundrels and Scallywags: Characters from Alberta's past (Fifth House, 2002), a finalist for the Grant MacEwan Author's Award.

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"an engaging biography, rich in personal detail and insight. Gray would have liked this book."
-- "Bill Waiser "

"Brennan crafts a rich portrait of a man fiercely independent and unafraid to state his opinions. . . Gray's life unfolds with vigour in this deftly written first biography."
-- "The Western Standard"

"Without a doubt, this will remain the definitive biography of a major Canadian popular historian."
-- "Fast Forward weekly"

"A very readable biography. . . It is a tribute to Brennan's book that he makes us want to go back and read Gray himself."
-- "The Literary Review of Canada"

"A light and funny book that tells the story of a maverick who first tackled subjects such as the drinking habits and sexcapades of the West's earliest settlers."
-- "Calgary Herald"


"an engaging biography, rich in personal detail and insight. Gray would have liked this book."

-- Bill Waiser

"Brennan crafts a rich portrait of a man fiercely independent and unafraid to state his opinions. . . Gray's life unfolds with vigour in this deftly written first biography."

-- The Western Standard

"Without a doubt, this will remain the definitive biography of a major Canadian popular historian."

-- Fast Forward weekly

"A very readable biography. . . It is a tribute to Brennan's book that he makes us want to go back and read Gray himself."

-- The Literary Review of Canada

"A light and funny book that tells the story of a maverick who first tackled subjects such as the drinking habits and sexcapades of the West's earliest settlers."

-- Calgary Herald

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