Life and death story from the skilled pen of a legendary doctor of the North. Wilfred Grenfell captured the world’s imagination with his vision, drive, and achievements, and in the decades since his death, he has become a folk hero to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. A missionary doctor to the coastal communities of the province, Grenfell worked tirelessly to improve the lot of the impoverished people he found there.
The Best of Wilfred Grenfell captures some of the most stirring of Grenfell’s many books and articles-including in its entirety his classic “Adrift on an Ice Pan,” which details his horrifying ordeal at sea. This is a sampling that provides, in Grenfell’s own words, a cross section of the man’s thoughts, activities, encounters, and stories. With an introduction by William Pope.