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Halifax at War

Halifax at War

Searchlights, Squadrons and Submarines 1939-1945
by William D. Naftel
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From early September, 1939 Halifax was at war. When the war began, people gathered along the waterfront to watch the fleet of the Royal Canadian Navy leave. For the next six years, the city was uniquely affected by the war's events. Halifax at War explores this transformation of the city and civilian life, making use of a rich blend of historical, …

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The Chevalier de Montmagny

The Chevalier de Montmagny

First Governor of New France
by Jean-Claude Dube, translated by Elizabeth Rapley
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In The Chevalier de Montmagny, Jean-Claude Dubé documents the extraordinary career of Charles Huault de Montmagny, first governor of the colony of New France. Born in Paris in 1601, and educated by the Jesuits, Montmagny studied law at the Université d'Orléans, joined the Order of Malta, and enjoyed a colourful career as a Hospitalier privateer …

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A Trip to Labrador

A Trip to Labrador

by Kirby Walsh
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A Trip to Labrador contains the letters and journal of Edward Caldwell Moore, who accompanied Sir Wilfred Grenfell to Labrador in 1905 on the hospital ship Strathcona. A Presbyterian minister and professor at Harvard University, Moore writes of his impressions of the land and the people and of the difficulties of travel and communications. He descr …

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Small Town Glory

Small Town Glory

The story of the Kenora Thistles' remarkable quest for the Stanley Cup
by John Danakas & Richard Brignall
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How did the Kenora Thistles become, against all odds, the smallest team and the smallest town ever to win the Stanley Cup?

This famously scrappy hockey team was founded in the rough and tumble town of Kenora, Ontario, at the end of the 19th century. A decade later, playing far away from home, in Montreal, the fiery teenagers whom the Montreal Star d …

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Long Shot

Long Shot

How the Winnipeg Falcons won the first Olympic hockey gold
by Eric Zweig
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tagged : hockey, olympics, post-confederation (1867-), emigration & immigration

The sons of Icelandic immigrants and friends since boyhood, the Winnipeg Falcons were a superbly talented team of just eight players who brought home Canada's first Olympic gold medal in hockey in 1920. But before they became world champions, the Falcons endured years of prejudice on and off the ice.

Author and renowned hockey historian Eric Zweig b …

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Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

The Red-hot Career of Superstar Rower Ned Hanlan
by Wendy A Lewis
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How did the son of Irish immigrants outrow blueblood scullers from Oxford and Cambridge to become one of the most famous athletes of his time? Award-winning author Wendy A. Lewis recounts the compelling story of the "Boy in Blue," from his childhood on the Toronto Islands, where he rowed himself to school on the mainland every day, to laurels won a …

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Forever Champions

Forever Champions

The Enduring Legacy of the Record-setting Edmonton Grads
by Richard Brignall
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Between 1915 to 1940, the Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club ("the Grads") went from a small-city, girl's high school team to world champs with an unparalleled winning record. Sports journalist Richard Brignall tells the story of this talented upstart team, whose sportsmanship and unwavering determination inspired generations of female a …

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Rescues on the High Seas

Rescues on the High Seas

Tales of Survival, Hope and Bravery
by Mark Chatham
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A wild and stormy ocean is not a friendly place to be, but for some this is their place of work. In extreme conditions, waves larger than houses can rip oil rigs apart and send them to the bottom of the ocean leaving survivors in desperate need. The response of search and rescue teams in times of danger is marked by courage and fierce determination …

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Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar

The Exceptional Achievements of Canada's first Woman Astronaut
by Joan Dixon
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"The feeling in space flight is like hanging by your heels...with all the blood rushing to your head. ...You feel as though you are at the top of a roller coaster when your stomach feels like it is going to lift off." - Dr. Roberta Bondar. This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: biography or space exploration. From t …

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A War Bride's Story

A War Bride's Story

Risking It All for Love After World War II
by Cynthia Faryon
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Gwendoline Cramer was one of the 48,000 war brides transported to Canada by the Canadian government between 1942 and 1947. Many of them were escorted across the water and handed over to their husbands with nothing more than a handsake and a cookbook. Following her heart to rural Saskatchewan, Gwen felt like a fish out of water. She couldn't milk a …

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Canadian Spies

Canadian Spies

Tales of Espionage in Nazi-Occupied Europe During World War II
by Douglas, Tom
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During World War II, some of the most treacherous jobs were those performed by men and women located deep within enemy territory. Always in danger of being exposed and subjected to torture, imprisonment, and even death, their stories are chilling accounts of bravery and luck--and, in some cases, what happens when the luck runs out.

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Grey Owl

Grey Owl

The Curious Life of Archie Belaney
by Irene Ternier Gordon
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"He gave his extraordinary genius, his passionate sympathy, his bodily strength, his magnetic personal influence, even his very earnings to the service of animals..." - Lovat Dickson, publisher. This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: biography or animals. Grey Owl was known to millions of people as an outstanding Na …

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Rebels Against Tories in Upper Canada 1837

Rebels Against Tories in Upper Canada 1837

by Maria da Silva & Andrew Hind
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The 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada was a defining moment in Canadian history. It led to political and economic reforms, pushed forward the process of nationhood, and sparked a sense of patriotism. It was also a time of turbulence, uncertainty, and sacrifice. Rebels Against Tories in Upper Canada 1837 focuses on ordinary men and women who found them …

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Tecumseh

Tecumseh

Diplomat and Warrior in the War of 1812
by Irene Gordon
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This is the biography of Tecumseh, a legendary nineteenth century Shawnee warrior, a hero of the War of 1812 and a man who spent most of his life trying to build a Native confederacy to withstand the pressure on native lands from American settlement.

It also tells the story of his younger brother Lalawethika and of Lalawethika's transformation from …

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Marilyn Bell

Marilyn Bell

The Heart-Stopping Tale of Marilyn's Record-Breaking Swim
by Patrick Tivy
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"'My arms were tired. My legs ached. My stomach hurt in one big awful pain and I couldn't get my breath. I wanted to quit. When it gets to your stomach, marathoners say, you're through.' Marilyn Bell was through - or so it seemed." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: sport, biography, or sports history. Marilyn B …

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The Avro Arrow Story

The Avro Arrow Story

The Revolutionary Airplane and its Courageous Test Pilots
by BILL ZUK
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"These dedicated men and women gave blood, sweat, and tears as their contribution - And now, it really happened, our beloved bird was in the air." - Ray Boone, A.V. Roe Canada employee. In the 1950s, A. V. Roe Canada was at the forefront of aviation development worldwide. After building one of the first jet airliners and completing production of Ca …

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Great Canadian Imposters

Great Canadian Imposters

Millionaires, Doctors, Aboriginal Heroes, and Stars of Stage and Screen - Pretenders All
by Cheryl MacDonald
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From Canadian history come the stories of imposters. Meet the cross-dressing Isabel Gunn, disguised as fur-trapping "John Hubbisher." Read about a woman who posed successfully as Dr. James Barry, surgeon and early women's rights advocate. Follow the astonishing life of Archie Belaney, who convinced millions of people that he was Grey Owl, a First N …

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Norman Bethune

Norman Bethune

The Incredible Life and Tragic Death of a Revered Canadian Doctor
by Frances Hern
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"Within hours of his arrival, Norman was taken to meet Chairman Mao Zedong. The smiling man grabbed Norman's hands in welcome....The two men talked for hours." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history or biography. One of the world's top surgeons, an advocate of democratic medical services, and an internationa …

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Ghost Town Stories of Ontario

Ghost Town Stories of Ontario

by Maria da Silva & Andrew Hind
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Ontario is rich in ghost towns, communities that were once thriving but which have been reduced to mere shadows of their former selves. Nine villages -- including silver camps, fishing ports, crossroads hamlets, and farming settlements -- come alive on the pages of this book. The term 'ghost town' invariably conjures up images of fog-shrouded cemet …

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Murder!

Murder!

The Mysterious Death of Canadian Mining Magnate Sir Harry Oakes
by Cheryl MacDonald
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This is the story of the notorious, unsolved murder of the richest baronet in the British Empire, Sir Harry Oakes. The millionaire miner made his fortune from the rich mines in Northern Ontario. His wealth and lifestyle gave many a motive for murder. Rumours surrounding the murder case as well as prime details about the three suspects (including hi …

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Niagara Daredevils

Niagara Daredevils

Thrills and Spills over Niagara Falls
by Cheryl MacDonald
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"Blondin's daring and cool demeanour made him an instant celebrity - on one [tightrope crossing, he carried a small cook stove, stopped midway, fried up two omelettes, and lowered them to spectators aboard the Maid of the Mist." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history, or adventure. From swimmers and jumpers, …

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Frank

Frank

The Life and Politics of Frank McKenna
by Philip Lee
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Goose Lane Editions has released a biography that reveals the private world of one of Canada's most fascinating politicians. Years after stepping down as Premier of New Brunswick, Frank McKenna is still on the minds of political watchers across Canada. The question today, however, is will he or won't he get back into the political ring. While the g …

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The Right Fight

The Right Fight

Bernard Lord and the Conservative Dilemma
by Jacques Poitras
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In The Right Fight: Bernard Lord and the Conservative Dilemma, CBC reporter Jacques Poitras provides a journalist's account of how Bernard Lord rose to the top in provincial politics and why his path could lead to Ottawa. The clean sweep of Frank McKenna's Liberals in 1987 shook the foundations of the New Brunswick Progressive Conservative Party, b …

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If I Could Turn and Meet Myself

If I Could Turn and Meet Myself

The Life of Alden Nowlan
by Patrick Toner
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At his death in 1985, Alden Nowlan stood in the first rank of Canadian writers. Today, his poetry is beloved by Maritimers and popular across Canada and in the US as well. If I Could Turn and Meet Myself tells his life story, from his birth to a 14-year-old mother in 1933 through his impoverished childhood, his disturbed adolescence, his newspaper …

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Heat

Heat

A Firefighter's Story
by Jon Wells
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The human story behind Canada's worst chemical fire
"Why you leaving Stelco?" the friend asked the rookie firefighter.
"'Cause it's hot and dirty and I don't like shifts."
Enter the world of Hamilton's firefighters. Theirs is a smouldering, combustible workplace, and in the effort to save lives they routinely put their own on the line. They know t …

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Debts to Pay

Debts to Pay

English Canada and Quebec from the Conquest to the Referendum
by John F. Conway
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Since the resignation of Lucien Bouchard and Jean Charest's resounding win in the recent provincial election, many in English Canada have come to believe that Quebec separatism has finally been defeated. But polls show that sovereignty is still strongly supported by many Quebeckers, and by young people in particular.
This new edition of Debts to P …

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Master and Madman

Master and Madman

The Surprising Rise and Disastrous Fall of the Hon Anthony Lockwood RN
by Peter Thomas & Nicholas Tracy
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Shortlisted, Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing

Despite the coming social reforms undertaken at home, the world of the Georgian British Empire was nothing if not class-conscious and leery of outsiders. But Anthony Lockwood, with no known certain record of his parentage and whose first appearance in history is his signing onto t …

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The Lost Lemon Mine

The Lost Lemon Mine

An Unsolved Mystery of the Old West
by Ron Stewart
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The legend of the Lost Lemon Mine is one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries of the Canadian West. In 1870, so the story goes, two prospectors named Lemon and Blackjack found gold in the rugged mountains of southwestern Alberta or southeastern British Columbia. Shortly after, Blackjack died at Lemon’s hand. The distraught Lemon left the scene …

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Runaway

Runaway

by Becky Citra
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Max is horrified when he sees Sam Black, a new neighbor, strike a boy who is in his charge, but Max still shouts, "Thief," and tries to catch the boy when he sees him steal from the General Store in The Landings. When the abused boy runs away and takes refuge in Max’s secret fort in the woods, Max must decide where his loyalties lie.

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The Mounties

The Mounties

Tales of Adventure and Danger from the Early Days
by Elle Andra-Warner
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Since 1873, the Mounties have brought the law to the furthest reaches of the Canadian frontier. Sam Steele, the "Lion of the North," was involved in almost every significant event in the Canadian West; James Macleod and James Walsh negotiated peace with the First Nations peoples. Less famous, unsung heroes risked their lives enforcing justice in th …

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The Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies

New and Old Trails
by Arthur Philemon Coleman
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Arthur Philemon Coleman was a passionate Canadian and one of the first to truly discover the beauty and majesty of this country''s mountain ranges as an explorer, geologist and mountaineer. In 1884, before the railway traversed the Rocky and Columbia mountains, Coleman headed west on the first of what would be eight mountaineering expeditions, maki …

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The Forgotten Explorer

The Forgotten Explorer

Samuel Prescott Fay's 1914 Expedition to the Northern Rockies
by Samuel Prescott Fay
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North of Jasper, in the Canadian Rockies, is a large, roadless and spectacular wilderness of alpine flower meadows, glaciated peaks, canyons, waterfalls and abundant wildlife. The first to travel through this wilderness in one continuous trip was Samuel Prescott Fay in 1914. To this day, his exact route has never been duplicated. Fay and his party …

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The Discovery of Weather

The Discovery of Weather

Stephen Saxby, the tumultuous birth of weather forecasting, and Saxby's Gale of 1869
by Jerry Lockett
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In the mid-nineteenth century, the new science of weather forecasting was fraught with controversy on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States, a bitter dispute about the nature of storms had raged for decades, and forecasting was hampered by turf wars then halted by the Civil War. Forecasters in England struggled with the scientific establ …

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Slumach's Gold

Slumach's Gold

In Search of a Legend
by Rick Antonson & Brian Antonson
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Slumach’s Gold chronicles what is possibly Canada’s greatest lost-mine story. It searches out the truth behind a Salish man’s hanging for murder in 1891 and tracks the intriguing legend about him that grew after his death. It was a legend that turned into a drama of international fascination when Slumach—the hanged criminal—was mysterious …

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The Mountain That Walked

The Mountain That Walked

by Katherine Holubitsky
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The year is 1903, and Charlie Sutherland, a sixteen-year-old orphan, is on the run. Three years earlier, he was sent by Dr. Barnardo’s Home in England to work on the remote Alberta homestead of Albert and Buck Brooks. Charlie has been treated poorly by the two brothers, but he has endured. However, when Albert dies under curious circumstances, an …

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The Man Who was Hanged by a Thread

The Man Who was Hanged by a Thread

and Other Tales from BC’s First Lawmen
by Cecil Clark
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From 1858 until 1950, the BC Provincial Police were responsible for maintaining law and order in British Columbia. Numbering only 100 men in 1900, they patrolled this vast area by horseback, boat, snowshoes and dog team until the arrival of the train, automobile and airplane. In these classic cases from the files of the BC Provincial Police, former …

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The Chilcotin War

The Chilcotin War

A Tale of Death and Reprisal
by Rich Mole
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This colourful account of the Chilcotin War is an insightful and absorbing examination of an event that helped to shape the course of British Columbia history. In the spring of 1864, 14 men building a road along the Homathko River in British Columbia were killed by a Tsilhqot’in (Chilcotin) war party. Other violent deaths followed in the conflict …

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Within the Barbed Wire Fence

Within the Barbed Wire Fence

A Japanese Man's Account of his Internment in Canada
by Takeo Ujo Nakano, foreword by Leatrice M. Willson Chan
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Takeo Nakano immigrated to Canada from Japan in 1920, later marrying and starting a family in his adopted homeland. Takeo's passion was poetry, and he cultivated the exquisite form known as tanka.

Then came the Second World War. Takeo Nakano was one of thousands of Japanese men forcibly separated from his family in 1942 and interned in labour camps …

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Ellie's New Home

Ellie's New Home

by Becky Citra
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Ellie and her little brother Max find themselves moving from their grandmother's comfortable home in England to Upper Canada. Their mother is dead, Father wants to start over again, and in 1835 there are many opportunities for settlers in British North America. Despite the strangeness of this vast new world, Ellie is sure things will turn out all r …

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A Neighbourly War

A Neighbourly War

New Brunswick and the War of 1812
by Robert L. Dallison
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When most people think of the War of 1812, they think of the Niagara frontier, the British burning of the White House, the harrowing tale of Laura Secord, and the much-ballyhooed Battle of New Orleans. But there was more of British North America involved in the war than Upper and Lower Canada. With Great Britain locked in battle with Napoleon's Fra …

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The Glittering Mountains of Canada

The Glittering Mountains of Canada

A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies, 1914-1924
by J. Monroe Thorington, foreword by Robert William Sandford
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"This then is a book of mountaineering, not presenting the Canadian Rockies in their entirety — no single volume will ever do that — but including many of the finest things. It is also a book of mountain travel, under conditions such as perhaps the European traveller experienced in the Alps during the Eighteenth Century. Finally, it is a book o …

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Climbs & Exploration In the Canadian Rockies

Climbs & Exploration In the Canadian Rockies

by Hugh E.M. Stutfield
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First published in 1903, Climbs & Exploration in the Canadian Rockies details the mountaineering adventures of Hugh Stutfield and J. Norman Collie while the two were together during various explorations in the area north of Lake Louise, Alberta. Between 1898 and 1902, Stutfield and Collie journeyed through the mountain towns, valleys and passes of …

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Ghost Town Stories of the Red Coat Trail

Ghost Town Stories of the Red Coat Trail

From Renegade to Ruin on the Canadian Prairies
by Johnnie Bachusky
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The Red Coat Trail of southern Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta runs near the route of the North West Mounted Police’s famous 1874 March West. Today, this lonely highway passes through a windswept land of ghostly abandoned towns. Johnnie Bachusky takes readers back to the heyday of these towns, which sprang up as settlers travelled west duri …

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The Mill

The Mill

created by Daryl Cloran, by Matthew MacFadzean; Hannah Moscovitch; Tara Beagan & Damien Atkins
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It's 1854 at the start of Now We Are Brody. The mill is boarded up as the townsfolk attempt to bury a dark shame from their past, but the arrival of a young woman with the deed to the mill threatens to unearth its secret. In The Huron Bride it is 1834 and Hazel Sheehan has braved the perilous journey across the Atlantic to work as a hired hand at h …

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Fire Canoes

Fire Canoes

Steamboats on Great Canadian Rivers
by Anthony Dalton
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Anson Northup, the first steamboat on the Canadian prairies, arrived in Fort Garry in 1859. Belching hot sparks and growling in fury, it was called "fire canoe" by the local Cree. The first steam-powered passenger vessel in Canada had begun service on the St. Lawrence River in 1809, and for the next 150 years, steamboats carried passengers and frei …

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Carving the Western Path

Carving the Western Path

Routes to Remember
by R. G. Harvey
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The sparsely populated southern Interior of British Columbia was rich in resources and ripe for settlement in the late 1800s. The agricultural lands of the Okanagan and Nicola valleys, and the precious metals and coal of the Kootenays, lay largely unused or undiscovered: the challenge was getting to these places.

Transportation was the key that ope …

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The Fur-Trade Fleet

The Fur-Trade Fleet

Shipwrecks of the Hudson’s Bay Company
by Anthony Dalton
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In mid-July 1925, the SS Bayeskimo ran into heavy drift ice at the entrance to Hudson Strait. The ice carried her north, squeezing the steamer and testing the strength of her rivets. Helpless until the tide changed and the ice moved, the officers and crew could only watch and listen to the ship’s tormented groans. Slowly at first, trickles of fre …

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People of the Fur Trade

People of the Fur Trade

From Native Trappers to Chief Factors
by Irene Ternier Gordon
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The years from the fall of New France in 1763 to the amalgamation of the Hudson’s Bay Company and North West Company in 1821 were marked by fierce competition in the fur trade. Traders from the warring companies pushed west, undertaking incredible voyages in their search for new sources of furs. Irene Gordon explores the eventful lives of those w …

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Farmers “Making Good”

Farmers “Making Good”

The Development of Abernethy District, Saskatchewan, 1880-1920
by Lyle Dick
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In this newly revised edition of the widely praised original, published in 1989, Lyle Dick revisits the Abernethy district of Saskatchewan and his microhistorical analysis of the development of this prairie community.

Between 1882 and 1920, settlers from Ontario established social and economic structures at Abernethy, Saskatchewan. By virtue of hard …

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In Peace Prepared

In Peace Prepared

Innovation and Adaptation in Canada’s Cold War Army
by Andrew B. Godefroy
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tagged : canada, post-confederation (1867-), security (national & international)

The Allies claimed victory at the end of the Second World War, but the United States' invention of the atomic bomb and its replication by the Soviet Union posed new dangers for all nations. This book examines what Canada's Cold War Army did to prepare for nuclear war — and why and how it did it. Although the war never materialized, officers, scie …

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