In the 1930's the Minister of Everything brought forth an airline to connect the vastness of the cold country north of the Great Lakes. This is the story of her life. It is also, of course, the story of her people, without whom she could not exist. She begins as a young pioneer, adapts to the war effort and then to the peace and the arrival of jets. She longs for independence and becomes a player in the business world. At the end of the book she is an old lady declining in an asylum, her dignity stripped away.