By Damien Cox, Gord Stellick
In 1967 the Toronto Maple Leafs received the Stanley Cup in a gorgeous defeat of the amazing Montreal Canadiens. No different Leafs staff has been capable of do it back. because the years go, the legend grows. the boys who have been the Leafs in 1967—a scrappy team of getting older gamers and unsung youngsters—were the kings of the hockey universe. even though, inside 5 years of that victory issues had replaced enormously for plenty of participants of the crew: key contributors of the workforce, Tim Horton and Terry Sawchuk, have been useless as a result of alcohol and drug-related concerns, and Harold Ballard, the guy who had succeeded Smythe as King of Carlton road, was once in reformatory. Sixty-Seven isn't just one other hockey ebook approximately that mythical staff; it's a special and overall examine the contradictions, the legends, the disgrace and the consideration of '67, telling formerly untold tales from inside of that unforgettable dressing room and much past it.
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Indeed, In its spatial enormity and temporal brevity, the settlement of the [American] West was considered to be the most dramatic of the acts by which European dominion over the world had been established. 2 The completion in 1867 of the Union Pacific Railroad, linking the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the USA, was an event of profound global consequence in the view of the Paris travel journal, Le Tour du Monde. 3 Even though their country had presumably turned inward to accomplish it, prominent nineteenth-century Americans gloried in the notion of the US Indian-fighting army as the spearhead of a European civilising mission.
There were about a quarter of a million Zulus in 1879. When the war with the British began, the Zulu paramount king, Cetshwayo, mobilised an army of at least 40,000 men. 45 A large portion of their warrior population thus was present at Beecher Island. The Cheyennes, and, by extension, most other Indian peoples, simply could not afford the kind of losses the Zulu king was willing to contemplate in order to achieve victory. Among the Indian peoples treated in this book, in fact, only the Mayas of Yucatán enjoyed a demographic edge over their enemies.
11 In Southern Africa, meanwhile, the situation differed yet again. Here, as James O. 12 To find situations where the pattern of white emigration and settlement resembles the North American experience, it is necessary to cross the Pacific Ocean, to New Zealand and Australia. Like Canada and the USA, both had relatively inviting climates and agricultural conditions (although the Australian outback was and is forbidding to settlement) and small indigenous populations. Warfare against the ‘natives’ also followed patterns similar to those in North America.