Arctic Revolution


This pathbreaking book offers some nononsense truths about northern development.


"Arctic Revolution provides the general reader with a wonderful introduction to the modern Northwest Territories."

"Hamilton wends his way through the maze of conflicting social, economic, and political interests to present a readable account of a complicated scene."

Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America (June, 1995)

"... this is a well-researched and well-written book and not without a solid dose of Northern humor."

CBRA (January, 1994)

"Hamilton has done well in weaving together the various strands of this complexity to create a coherent and intelligible whole."

The Canadian Historical Review (June, 1996)

"... the strength of the book lies in its very personal thoughts and ideas on an era of rapid change; students of the North will hope that many other personal accounts will appear in the future."

British Journal of Canadian Studies

About the Author

John David Hamilton

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

John David Hamilton

John David Hamilton is an award-winning journalist, author, and broadcaster who now lives near Lake Simcoe, north of Toronto. His grandfather was a pioneer cattle dealer who first visited Winnipeg at the start of the railroad boom in 1881. His father was a homesteader on the virgin prairie. He himself was conceived on a bush cattle ranch in Manitoba and spent his early years in remote settlements with his mother who was a frontier school teacher.