Don't Shoot From the Saddle

Don't Shoot From the Saddle

Chronicles of A Frontier Surgeon

Book - 2000
Average Rating:
Rate this:
A lot about Al Holley was larger than life: his size 13 custom-made riding boots; how his surgical ability extended to animals as well as peop≤ his endless renditions of "You Are My Sunshine" on the harmonica--the only song he was able to play; and his love of riding a good horse on a bright fall day.

Dr. Al Holley had a storyteller's ability to captivate an audience. First, he would clear his throat, then, with eyes twinkling, he would [begin]. His stories were often a reflection of Al himself and generally went to the very essence of people. He had the unique ability to laugh, not only at what life tossed up but also at himself. Al Holley was not a man who minced his words. What he said was what he thought, no more no less; even if at times he had to extract a foot out of his mouth at a later date.

Medicine was only one part of his life. Among other things, Dr. Holley was a Justice of the Peace in the Northwest Territories, a cowboy, an author, a stagecoach driver and actor in Barkerville, a historian, an artist, a hunter, an explorer, a rodeo doctor, a dogmusher, a train robber, a lieutenant in the RCA Medical Corp, a husband, a father, and a grandfather." --Dr. Geoff Thomas

Publisher: Surrey, BC : Heritage House, c2000
ISBN: 9781894384087
Branch Call Number: 971.17504092 HOL 2000
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill., maps


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SCL

To Top