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Identifying Mavor Moore

Identifying Mavor Moore

A Historical and Literary Study
by Allan Boss
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The enigmatic, obscured figure behind many of the most important moments in building Canada's theatrical and cultural landscape has largely been ignored by history. In this groundbreaking study of his work, Allan Boss re-locates Moore in Canada's cultural history. Moore may be a jack of all trades, but Boss exposes a historical record that seems to …

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The Mass Media in Canada

The Mass Media in Canada

Fourth Edition
by Mary Vipond
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Canada has one of the most advanced mass-media systems in the world, which allows Canadians more access to American culture via television, the movies, and the Internet than ever before. At the same time, governments support the production and distribution of Canadian content to Canadians.

In this fully updated fourth edition, Mary Vipond traces th …

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Champions of Women's Rights

Champions of Women's Rights

Leading Canadian women and their battles for social justice
by Moushumi Chakrabarty
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The stories of Canadian women who challenged the establishment and paved the way for greater equality are compelling. From the mid 1800s to the 1920s when women had few civil rights in Canada, pioneering women activists made their presence strongly felt in political life and achieved important early gains. There were the Famous Five, now honoured …

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Power Failure?

Power Failure?

by Richard Starr
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For most of its history, Nova Scotia's leaders have tried to exploit the province's energy resources for jobs, revenue and political reward. For three centuries politicians and other prominent players have clashed over the ownership, control and development of energy resources--coal, electric power, offshore petroleum. This book traces the interpla …

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Lethal Ladies

Lethal Ladies

Crimes of Passion, Tales of Deceit and Treachery!
by Cheryl MacDonald
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Grace Marks, the Victorian servant who inspired Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace ... Elizabeth Workman, a Sarnia housewife who turned on her abusive husband and paid the price for it ... Evelyn Dick, a glamourous 1940s party girl who Hamiltonians still talk about ... These are just some of the murderers featured in Lethal Ladies, a collection of accou …

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An Arctic Man

An Arctic Man

The classic account of sixty-five years in Canada's North
by Ernie Lyall, introduction by William L. Lyall
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Ernie Lyall was born in Labrador in 1910 and joined the Hudson's Bay Company at a time when it was expanding its presence in the Eastern Arctic. He spent many years as a front-line player with the company, building stores and developing trade with the local people. He became part of the Inuit community by marrying an Inuk and together with his wif …

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Plunder & Pillage

Plunder & Pillage

Atlantic Canada's Brutal and Bloodthirsty Pirates and Privateers
by Horwood, Harold
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For over three hundred years, lawlessness in Canada flourished off Canada's east coast. Pirates roamed the North Atlantic, and master storyteller Harold Horwood recounts their action-filled careers, crimes and violent deaths. Privateerslicenced by governments to harass the enemyaimed to capture enemy ships and plunder their cargo.
Among the charac …

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Canada's Soldiers in South Africa

Canada's Soldiers in South Africa

Tales from the Boer War, 1899-1902
by John Boileau
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In 1899 a thousand Canadian soldiers went to war--in South Africa.
They were fighting white farmers who defied the mighty British empire by setting up their own, independent state.
This South African or Boer War of 1899-1902 marked the first time Canadian troops went abroad to fight alongside Britain.
Like other conflicts, the Boer War was controv …

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Top 100 Canadian Albums

Top 100 Canadian Albums

by Bob Mersereau
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Back by popular demand, here is the encore edition of the ultimate guide to Canadian music, featuring the best albums that Canadian musicians ever produced and some new interviews not included in the original hardcover edition. An unprecedented book, The Top 100 Canadian Albums includes the finest albums in Canadian music history chosen by a blue-r …

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The Canadian Horse

The Canadian Horse

The Fascinating Story of Canada's National Breed
by Art Montague
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For nearly 250 years the people who built, defined, and defended Canada relied on horses to help get their job done. One breed stood out during that period for its outstanding role in Canadian life. It's known as "The Canadian, Le Canadien." In 2002, Parliament officially declared The Canadian to be Canada's national horse. The origins of the breed …

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Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada

Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada

The adventurer and map maker's formative years
by Jerry Lockett
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The skills, knowledge and experience that took Captain James Cook to the South Seas and around the world seemed to come out of nowhere. In fact, as author Jerry Lockett has discovered, their foundation was laid during the time he spent in Atlantic Canada. His experiences on Canada's east coast and the naval men he met there shaped him to become on …

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Secrets of Lake Simcoe

Secrets of Lake Simcoe

Fascinating stories from Ontario's past
by Andrew Hind & Maria Da Silva
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A lively book illustrated with archival photos, Secrets of Lake Simcoe is a valuable addition to local history collections and provides a refreshing way for anyone to view what some consider to be Canada's sixth Great Lake.

At the heart of central Ontario, Lake Simcoe has played an important role in the province's history for hundreds of years. Toda …

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China Clipper

China Clipper

Pro football's first Chinese-Canadian player, Normie Kwong
by Richard Brignall
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tagged : sports & recreation, prejudice & racism, football

Normie Kwong's parents immigrated to Canada from China in the early 1900s. For them, and many other Asian immigrants, moving meant having to face both the government's anti-Asian policies and society's attitude of Chinese exclusion. But Normie overcame it all and, despite his small stature, in 1948 he became the youngest footballer ever to play in …

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Pirates of the Atlantic

Pirates of the Atlantic

Robbery, murder and mayhem off the Canadian East Coast
by Dan Conlin
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Pirates have scoured the Atlantic coast from the 15th century to the present day. Separating the myth from reality, author Dan Conlin explains how piracy came to Atlantic Canada from rival European empires who sought to conquer and settle North America.

Through the "Golden Age" of piracy, bands of raiders included Peter Easton, the "King of Pirates, …

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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 Spirit of Africville

The Spirit of Africville

contributions by Clairmont, Donald; Stephen Kimber; Bridglal Pachai & Charles Saunders
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After many years of denial, the Halifax's city government has finally acknowledged the wrongs that were done to the residents and the community of Africville, and has agreed to make amends for its actions.

This extensively illustrated book was prepared by the Africville Genealogy Society and published originally in 1992. Long out of print, it is bei …

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Louisbourg

Louisbourg

A Living History Colourguide
by Susan Young de Biagi, by (photographer) David MacVicar
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At the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, the 18th century comes alive. Park historians and interpreters have recreated the sights, sounds and sensations of life in a French military town in the year 1744.

Author and historian Susan Young de Biagi relates the fascinating story of Louisbourg's birth, growth and eventual destruction. Her vi …

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The Grammar School

The Grammar School

Striving for Excellence for 50 Years in a Public School World
by Paul W. Bennett
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Dissatisfied with the state of in public education, a small group of Halifax parents and university professors banded together in September 1958 to found a school of their own. Paul Bennett tells the story of the Halifax Grammar School in this illustrated history. Bennett describes the many larger-than-life personalities and the ebbs and flows of …

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RE: Reading the Postmodern

RE: Reading the Postmodern

Canadian Literature and Criticism after Modernism
edited by Robert David Stacey
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It would be difficult to exaggerate the worldwide impact of postmodernism on the fields of cultural production and the social sciences over the last quarter century—even if the concept has been understood in various, even contradictory, ways. An interest in postmodernism and postmodernity has been especially strong in Canada, in part thanks to th …

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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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Governance Through Social Learning

Governance Through Social Learning

by Gilles Paquet
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Governance connotes the way an organization, an economy, or a social system co-ordinates and steers itself. Some insist that governing is strictly a top-down process guided by authority and coercion, while others emphasize that it emerges bottom-up through the workings of the free market. This book rejects these simplistic views in favour of a more …

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Northrop Frye

Northrop Frye

New Directions from Old
edited by David Rampton
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More than fifty years after the publication of Anatomy of Criticism, Northrop Frye remains one of Canada's most influential intellectuals. This reappraisal reasserts the relevance of his work to the study of literature and illuminates its fruitful intersection with a variety of other fields, including film, cultural studies, linguistics, and femini …

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Reality

Reality

Fundamental Topics is Metaphysics
by Peter Loptson
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In Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics, Peter Loptson argues for a conception of metaphysics as the most general or comprehensive method of inquiry. Working from a broadly analytic and naturalist perspective, he confronts positions that claim metaphysics to be impossible, as advanced in ancient, Kantian, post-Kantian, and contemporary phil …

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Gender and Modernity in Central Europe

Gender and Modernity in Central Europe

The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and Its Legacy
edited by Agatha Schwartz
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At the end of the nineteenth century, Austro-Hungarian society was undergoing a significant re-evaluation of gender roles and identities. Debates on these issues revealed deep anxieties within the multi-ethnic empire that did not resolve themselves with its dissolution in 1918. Concepts of gender and modernity as defined by the Habsburg Monarchy we …

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Building New Bridges - Bâtir de nouveaux ponts

Building New Bridges - Bâtir de nouveaux ponts

Sources, Methods and Interdisciplinarity - Sources, méthodes et interdisciplinarité
edited by Jeff Keshen & Sylvie Perrier
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Questions of methodology and the use of sources are fundamental to all academic disciplines. In recent years, this topic has become far more challenging as scholars are increasingly adopting an interdisciplinary approach to achieve richer and deeper analyses, particularly in the humanities and social sciences. Building New Bridges / Bâtir de nouve …

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Colonial Systems of Control

Colonial Systems of Control

Criminal Justice in Nigeria
edited by Viviane Saleh-Hanna, contributions by Chris Affor; Uju Agomoh; Biko Agozino; Clever Akporherhe; Sylvester Monday Anagaba; O. Oko Elechi; Osa Eribo; Mechthild Nagel; Igho Odibo; Julia Sudbury; Chukwuma Ume & Unyierie Idem
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A pioneering book on prisons in West Africa, Colonial Systems of Control: Criminal Justice in Nigeria is the first comprehensive presentation of life inside a West African prison. Chapters by prisoners inside Kirikiri maximum security prison in Lagos, Nigeria are published alongside chapters by scholars and activists. While prisoners document the …

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The Evolving Physiology of Government

The Evolving Physiology of Government

Canadian Public Administration in Transition
edited by O.P. Dwivedi; Tim A. Mau & Byron M. Sheldrick
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Canadian public administration has provided a rich ground for examining the changing nature of the state. Currents of political change have rippled through the administration of the public sector, often producing significant alterations in our understanding of how best to organize and administer public services. This volume brings together some of …

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The 1956 Hungarian Revolution

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution

Hungarian and Canadian Perspectives
edited by Christopher Adam; Tibor Egervari; Leslie Laczko & Judy Young
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In October 1956, a spontaneous uprising took Hungarian Communist authorities by surprise, prompting Soviet authorities to invade the country. After a few days of violent fighting, the revolt was crushed. In the wake of the event, some 200,000 refugees left Hungary, 35,000 of whom made their way to Canada. This would be the first time Canada would …

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Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

Exploring Kant, Hegel, and Marx
by Réal Fillion
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Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History provides a strikingly original reading of key texts in the philosophy of history by Kant, Hegel, and Marx, as well as strong arguments for why these texts are still relevant to understanding history today. Réal Fillion offers a critical exposition of the theses of these three authors on the dynamics a …

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The Tartarus House on Crab

The Tartarus House on Crab

by George Szanto
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Jack Tartarus, a photographer, has returned to his family’s house on Crab, an island off the east coast of Vancouver Island. After mulling it over for ten years, Jack has decided to tear his family’s house down, board-by-board, just as his father built it up. He purchases a wrecking bar. Struggling with the first piece of siding, his wrecking b …

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Charting the Future of Translation History

Charting the Future of Translation History

edited by Paul F. Bandia & Georges L. Bastin
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Over the last 30 years there has been a substantial increase in the study of the history of translation. Both well-known and lesser-known specialists in translation studies have worked tirelessly to give the history of translation its rightful place. Clearly, progress has been made, and the history of translation has become a viable independent res …

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Changing the Terms

Changing the Terms

Translating in the Postcolonial Era
edited by Sherry Simon & Paul St-Pierre
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This volume explores the theoretical foundations of postcolonial translation in settings as diverse as Malaysia, Ireland, India and South America. Changing the Terms examines stimulating links that are currently being forged between linguistics, literature and cultural theory. In doing so, the authors probe complex sequences of intercultural contac …

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Translation and Gender

Translation and Gender

Translating in the 'Era of Feminism'
by Luise von Flotow
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Translation and Gender places recent work in translation against the background of the women's movement and its critique of "patriarchal" language. It explains translation practices derived from experimental feminist writing, the development of openly interventionist translation practices, the initiative to retranslate fundamental texts such as the …

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How We Stopped Loving the Bomb

How We Stopped Loving the Bomb

An insider's account of the world on the brink of banning nuclear arms
by Douglas Roche, foreword by Romeo Dallaire
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Nobody loves nuclear weapons--except their powerfully placed defenders in government, their supporters in the military, and terrorists. When President Barack Obama brought his vision of a nuclear weapons-free world to the White House, he re-energized the peace movement. Today the historical momentum to rid the world of nuclear weapons is once agai …

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The Forgotten Peace

The Forgotten Peace

Mediation at Niagara Falls
by Michael Small
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In the early hours of April 22, 1914, American President Woodrow Wilson sent Marines to seize the port of Veracruz in an attempt to alter the course of the Mexican Revolution. As a result, the United States seemed on the brink of war with Mexico. An international uproar ensued. The governments of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile offered to mediate a pe …

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The Bold and the Brave

The Bold and the Brave

A History of Women in Science and Engineering
by Monique Frize
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The Bold and the Brave investigates how women have striven throughout history to gain access to education and careers in science and engineering. Author Monique Frize, herself an engineer for over 40 years, introduces the reader to key concepts and debates that contextualize the obstacles women have faced and continue to face in the fields of scien …

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Les Belles Étrangères

Les Belles Étrangères

Canadians in Paris
by Jane Koustas
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While translation history in Canada is well documented, the history of the translation of Canadian fiction outside the nation remains obscure. Les Belles Étrangères examines the translation of Canadian English-language fiction in France. This book considers the history of this practice, the reasons for the move away from Quebec translators as wel …

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Freedom, Nature, and World

Freedom, Nature, and World

by Peter Loptson
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Freedom, Nature, and World is a collection of essays by Peter Loptson which examine issues posed by a broadly naturalistic view of the world, which Loptson defends while also exploring some of the challenges it confronts. Papers on freedom, Kant, Christianity, Homer, the history of analytic philosophy, the place of humanity in nature, and other top …

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Canada's Religions

Canada's Religions

An Historical Introduction
by Robert Choquette
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With nine out of ten Canadians claiming a religious affiliation of some kind - Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Aboriginal, or one of dozens of other religions - faith has huge impact on our personal and social lives. In this book, Robert Choquette offers a comprehensive history of religion in Canada and examines the ongoing …

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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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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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Choice of Colours

Choice of Colours

The pioneering African-American quarterbacks who changed the face of football
by John Danakas
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Until a mere generation ago, black football players were largely unproven as quarterbacks since they were excluded from a position that demanded strategic thinking instead of brute force. So, talented players headed north, rising to stardom in Canada. John Danakas profiles the pioneering athletes who donned new team colours and changed their sport. …

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Pink Power

Pink Power

The First Women's Hockey World Champions
by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
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At the first-ever women's hockey world championships in 1990, Canada dressed its National Women's Team in pink. Offending many, the controversial decision nevertheless drew media and public attention to the series and subsequently registration in girls' hockey went up 40%. Lorna Schultz Nicholson offers an insider's look at the power behind the pin …

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Star Power

Star Power

The Legend and Lore of Cyclone Taylor
by Eric Zweig
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Nicknamed "Cyclone" for his breathtaking speed, Fred Taylor was hockey's first superstar. Though known for his squeaky clean game, Taylor was often caught up in the politics and turmoil of hockey's early professional years. Star Power is the story of one of Canada's greatest athletes and a game in transition.

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With All Her Might

With All Her Might

The Life of Gertrude Harding, Militant Suffragette
by Gretchen Wilson
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Born in 1889, Gertrude Harding spent a boistrous childhood on a Welsford, New Brunswick, farm. She travelled to Hawaii to live with her sister, and, when her sister moved to London in 1912, Harding went with her. One day, from the top of a London bus, she saw a parade of women carrying large white posters. Attended by a policeman, they walked in si …

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Building New Brunswick

Building New Brunswick

An Architectural History
by John Leroux; Gary Hughes; Robert Leavitt & Stuart Smith
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Building New Brunswick takes us on a journey through time and place to discover this province's architectural legacy. Beginning with the homes of the Mi'kmaq and Maliseet, we move forward through the past: Acadian and Loyalist settlement, colonial and post-colonial periods, both post-World War eras, and on into the 21st century. A wealth of photogr …

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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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Fighting for Women's Rights

Fighting for Women's Rights

The Extraordinary Adventures of Anna Leonowens
by Moushumi Chakrabarty
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From her time growing up in India and the Royal Court of Siam, Anna (made famous as the "I" in the movie The King and I) developed a fiercely independent nature that she brought with her to North America. As a well-known author, Anna toured America landing in Halifax where she single-handedly created an art school for girls - later to become the No …

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