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I've seen this book critiqued for not giving a better picture of Newfoundland life, but I have to disagree with that assertion. This was a fascinating look at one particular family from the Rock; an ambitious and savvy group that understood what it would take for them to thrive. It demonstrates the evolution of the small town business world to the post-confederation world, and how that mindset lingered. What most readers would interpret as nepotism and incredibly corrupt political and business d...more