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Winner of the 2002 Arthur Ellis Award for Best True Crime
Winner of the W.O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize
Finalist for the 2002 Governor General's Literary Award for Nonfiction
Finalist for the Wilfred Eggleston Award for Nonfiction


At Trickle Creek in northern Alberta, Wiebo Ludwig thought he’d buffered his tiny religious community from civilization, but in 1990 civil
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Paperback, 296 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Macfarlane, Walter & Ross (first published 2001)
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Ed
Mar 17, 2019 added it
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Interesting and depressing. I'd like to read a rebuttal to see how accurate the facts portrayed are. My suspicion is that it's fairly truthful and that the oil and gas industry is as detrimental as it's made out to be.
Analee Pillipow
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book might not be my typical genre for reading but was very intriguing. Wiebo and his world is close to me but also so far away. Overall this book was well written and very readable, glad to have gleaned some insight into Wiebo and his family.
Eric
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Seemed like a fairly fair analysis of all the people and groups involved. Enjoyable read and a bit of an eye opener as to how much people, at least a few years ago, in rural alberta are upset with oil and gas. I would definitely do a lot of research as to where I was moving in a rural area after this book.
Leah Potter
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
even if one does not agree with his views, still a very interesting book.
Audrey
Mar 04, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was of interest to me because the Peace Country is my old stamping grounds. I grew up hearing about Wiebo Ludwig, saw him and his family both in Grande Prarie and Dawson Creek. I was determined to finish this book even if it was mundane at time; politics and violence isn't really my cup of tea. Still I enjoyed the action and I found the book to be informative. It gave me something to think about both sides of the big oil issue.I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in Canadian cu ...more
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