By Oakland Ross
As a boy growing up in southern Ontario,Oakland Ross had little knowledge of his paternal grandfather. Eventually, he learned that William Oliver Kennedy Ross was among the last of Canada’s independent fur traders, toughened adventurers who beat their way by dogsled through the wilds of Quebec and Labrador, surviving on bravery,luck and wit. In Vanishing Man: In Search of My Grandfather, the Dogsledding Fur Trader, Oakland Ross, a veteran Toronto Star journalist, retraces the route of the turbulent, 1909 trek chronicled by W.O.K. Ross in a diary. And he searches for clues to the character of his mysterious ancestor.
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Vanishing Man: In Search of My Grandfather, the Dogsledding Fur Trader