This early work by John Buchan was originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Long Traverse' is a novel about a young man who travels to a remote part of Canada where he is taken under the wing of a native tracker and learns the history of the land through visions. John Buchan, first Baron Tweedsmuir of Elsfield, was born in Perth, Scotland in 1875. Over the course of his life, Buchan would eventually publish some one hundred books, forty or so of which were novels, mostly wartime thrillers. In the latter part of his life he worked in politics, serving as Conservative MP for the Scottish universities and Lord High Commissioner of the Church of Scotland (1933-34). His most well-known book, the thriller 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' (1915).