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The Chamberlain-Hitler Collusion

The Chamberlain-Hitler Collusion

by Alvin Finkel & Clement Leibovitz, introduction by Christopher Hitchens
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Was Neville Chamberlain merely na?ve, a man of peace who was blind to Hitler's warlike intentions in the late 1930s? Or did he, with the backing of much of Britain's ruling elite, positively prefer Nazism to the threat of Communism in a politically charged era?

Alvin Finkel and Clement Leibovitz forcefully maintain the latter view. They present irre …

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Paul Martin

Paul Martin

A Political Biography
by Robert Chodos; Rae Murphy & Eric Hamovitch
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Published in 1998, Paul Martin examines the business and political record of one of Canada's preeminent public figures.

This book is an attempt to provide some insight into Paul Martin's background and record, his values and beliefs. Veteran journalists Robert Chodos, Rae Murphy, and Eric Hamovitch explore Martin's roots and his relation to the po …

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Letters from a Lady Rancher

Letters from a Lady Rancher

by Monica Hopkins
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A spirit of adventure, a great sense of fun, an observant eye, and enthusiasm for everything new--that's the kind of woman Monica Hopkins was, and that's what led her to leave the comforts of her English family home in 1909 to homestead on the prairies.

>Hopkins was a young bride who had finally married her childhood sweetheart, an Irish lad who'd w …

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Crazy Canucks

Crazy Canucks

The Uphill Battle of Canada's Downhill Ski Team
by Eric Zweig
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Crazy Canucks recounts the trials and triumphs off the Canadian men's alpine ski team of the 1970s and early 1980s. Eric Zweig offers a behind-the-scenes look at this innovative team that dared to take risks other skiers were too afraid of. The team rose from obscurity to prominence on the European and North American ski circuits with Olympic medal …

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Forever Champions

Forever Champions

The Enduring Legacy of the Record-setting Edmonton Grads
by Richard Brignall
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tagged : basketball, girls & women, post-confederation (1867-)

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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Star Power

Star Power

The Legend and Lore of Cyclone Taylor
by Eric Zweig
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tagged : hockey, winter sports, sports & recreation

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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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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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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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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Knockout

Knockout

How "Little Giant" Tommy Burns Became the World Heavyweight Champion
by Rebecca Sjonger
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Noah Brusso was small in size, but feisty. After winning a bare-knuckle boxing tournament at age ten, he found his way out of poverty. Noah changed his name to Tommy Burns, a tough Irish fighting name, and boxed his way to the top. In 1906, he won both the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship and the fame he longed for. At a time when few other bo …

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Lacrosse Warrior

Lacrosse Warrior

The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless
by Wendy A. Lewis
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tagged : sports & recreation, native canadian, prejudice & racism

Gaylord Powless was playing lacrosse by the age of three. His father was a famous player who taught Gaylord everything he knew. But Gaylord's tremendous skill and native ancestry made him a target on and off the lacrosse floor. Gaylord learned that the best revenge was to improve his game. He became a standard for sportsmanship and skill and a pion …

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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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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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Big Train

Big Train

The Legendary Ironman of Sport, Lionel Conacher
by Richard Brignall
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Lionel Conacher excelled at football, hockey, baseball, boxing, wrestling, and lacrosse. He taught himself how to play and he worked hard, and it paid off. He supported his struggling family, never giving up or letting people down. He was given the nickname Big Train because he was unstoppable on the football field when he ran through the oppositi …

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Tough Guys

Tough Guys

Hockey Rivals in Times of War and Disaster
by Eric Zweig
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"Bad" Joe Hall and Newsy Lalonde were bitter enemies on the ice. Crowds were drawn as these two roughneck hockey players battled it out for victory. But the game changed during WWI, when many of Canada's hockey players left the game to become soldiers and fight for their country. Rivals Joe and Newsy were then forced to play side by side as teammat …

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Fearless

Fearless

The Story of George Chuvalo, Canada's Greatest Boxer
by Richard Brignall
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George Chuvalo only wanted one thing: to become a boxer. When Chuvalo stepped into the ring, he was fearless. In ninety-three professional fights between 1956 and 1979, boxing everyone from George Foreman to Muhammad Ali, he was never once knocked out. But this heavyweight boxing legend never had it easy. After losing many loved ones to drugs, Chuv …

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Fighting for Gold

Fighting for Gold

The Story of Canada's Sledge Hockey Paralympic Gold
by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
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Canada is internationally recognized as a leader in men's and women's hockey - but in 2006 Canada had yet to conquer the world of sledge hockey, the Paralympic version of ice hockey played by athletes with a physical disability in the lower part of the body. The Canadian Men's Sledge Hockey team came into the 2006 games as underdogs. Yet, through d …

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Snowmobile Adventures

Snowmobile Adventures

The Incredible Canadian Success from Bombardier to the Villeneuves
by Linda Aksomitis
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tagged : post-confederation (1867-), science & technology, adventurers & explorers

"The Massey snowmobile shot forward, aimed directly at the wooden ramp. It only took a few seconds to cover the distance. He felt the sled start the climb up the ramp, listening to the noise of the rubber track thudding against the rough surface - the machine lifted and flew." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: …

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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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Shipwrecks off the East Coast

Shipwrecks off the East Coast

Harrowing Tales of Rescue and Disaster
by Carmel Vivier
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Some ships, it seems, are ill-fated. Misfortune and disaster follow these unfortunate vessels wherever they go. The stories of nine such ships are told in this exciting collection of shipwreck tales, which feature hope and despair, triumph and catastrophe.

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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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Working Miracles

Working Miracles

The Drama and Pasion of Aimee Semple McPherson
by Judith Robinson
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Devout and charismatic, Aimee Semple McPherson led millions in prayer. A pioneer in female travelling evangelism, McPherson was believed to possess a healing touch. Great masses of the sick and the burdened gathered from far and wide to hear her sermons and perhaps to be cured by the miracle worker. This is the story of one woman's extraordinary li …

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Canada's Rumrunners

Canada's Rumrunners

Incredible Adventures and Exploits During Canada's Illicit Liquor Trade
by Art Montague
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"...despite flying bullets and cannon shots, Ben had his crew hastily tossing evidence over the side of the boat. Bullet-riddled, the Maritimas finally came to a stop, but even then, the crew continued to throw the beer overboard." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: the history of crime or prohibition. It is saf …

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Disasters Across Canada

Disasters Across Canada

Bravery in the Face of Danger and Destruction
by Art Montague
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The unpredictable forces of nature have long been the cause of terrible disasters on sea and land, and in the air. Other disasters have been the result of human error. But all disasters have one thing in common - the tragic loss of life, bravery in the face of danger, and heroic rescue attempts. This collection tells the stories of some of Canada's …

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Ontario Murders

Ontario Murders

Mysteries, Scandals, and Dangerous Criminals
by Susan McNicoll
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"From an early age, lying came easily to her. Everything she did was a performance, a role she played to create an illusion." - From the story of Evelyn Dick. Six chilling stories of notorious Ontario murders are recounted in this spine-tingling collection. From the pretty but dangerous Evelyn Dick to the mysterious murder of one of the Fathers of …

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Toronto Murders

Toronto Murders

Mysteries, Crimes and Scandals
by Susan McNicoll
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The history of Toronto is peppered with countless tales of scandals and murder. This fascinating collection of crime stories features six chilling incidents that plagued the city's residents in days gone by. Exploring deadly love affairs, mysterious disappearances, and public hangings, these true accounts will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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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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Laura Secord

Laura Secord

The Heroic Adventures of a Canadian Legend
by Cheryl MacDonald
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During the War of 1812, Canadian and British forces battled against the United States with great determination. Many of these soldiers displayed incredible bravery in the face of the enemy. The most legendary act, however, was performed by a civilian woman. This is the story of Laura Secord, a devoted wife and mother, who risked life and limb to wa …

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Great Canadian Love Stories

Great Canadian Love Stories

Romances, Affairs, and Passionate Tales
by Cheryl MacDonald
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From the Irish princess, taken prisoner by pirates, who fell in love with one of her captors and settled in Newfoundland, to the ardent courtship of Alexander Graham Bell and his bride-to-be, Mabel, this book celebrates the passion, the pain, and the romance of Canadian lovers through the ages.

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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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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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Great Military Leaders

Great Military Leaders

Charismatic Canadian Commanders
by Norman Leach
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"I never saw his equal for true grit... He lay all day with his body torn and bleeding, and it was only at night when the stretcher bearers could approach the trench to get out the wounded that he was carried away, and then he went last." The history of Canada is filled with charismatic and talented military leaders. Each of the men featured in thi …

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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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Christmas in Ontario

Christmas in Ontario

Heartwarming Legends, Tales and Traditions
by Cheryl MacDonald
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"Every year, he put on the red Santa suit. Every year, there were more sick and needy children to attend to. And every year, as word of his activity spread, Jimmy collected more money and gifts to distribute." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history and human interest stories. Christmas is a time for celebrat …

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Karen Kain

Karen Kain

Canada's Prima Ballerina
by Melanie Jones
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One of Canada's best-loved and most respected dancers, Karen Kain's rise to ballet stardom is an inspirational story of dedication and passion. Now a national treasure, Karen Kain brought Canadian dance to the world's stage in the 1970s. This is a story of artistry and ambition - the joys and the sacrifices of a prima ballerina.

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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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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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The Life of a Loyalist

The Life of a Loyalist

A Tale of Survival in Old Nova Scotia
by Cathleen Fillmore
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"It was a dangerous time to be loyal to the Crown. The divisive war had pitted neighbour against neighbour and father against son." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history, biography, and life as a Loyalist in the Maritimes. The life of young Christiana Margaret Davis, a Loyalist born in upstate New York, was …

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Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

The Spirit of Invention
by Jennifer Groundwater
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In 1876, at only 29 years old, Alexander Graham Bell completed the invention that would turn him into a household name: the telephone. In so doing, he forever changed the way people communicate. But the telephone was just one of the many inventions Bell produced and shared with the world. Driven by a deep curiosity and a keen scientific mind, he wo …

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Katie's Midnight Ride

Katie's Midnight Ride

by Christine Forsyth
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Katie plans to win the junior girls' barrel race at her Alberta town's Heritage Days Rodeo. She has a good chance on her fast, sure-footed trail horse Fudge.

As the day approaches, however, her older brother John claims he needs to ride Fudge, and their parents back him up. Katie scrambles to locate another mount. When she finally finds an all-black …

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Unsung Heroes of the Canadian Army

Unsung Heroes of the Canadian Army

Incredible Tales of Courage and Daring During World War II
by Cynthia Faryon
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With a completely selfless indifference to enemy fire, the quiet heroes featured in this book faced danger and atrocity. With courage and audacity they fought for their lives - and they fought for ours. From the whistling of enemy shells and pounding of explosives come these inspiring stories of friendship, loyalty, determination, and bravery. Reli …

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Strange Events

Strange Events

Incredible Canadian Monsters, Curses, Ghosts and Other Tales
by Johanna Bertin
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"Nicholson was shocked when a 'dazzling light and shrieking whistle' came out of nowhere and headed right for his train. Paralysed with fear, he... swore that the passengers in the ghost train's lighted cars had looked directly at him". This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: mystery or history. What are the chances …

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The Quest for the Northwest Passage

The Quest for the Northwest Passage

Exploring the elusive route through Canada's Arctic waters
by L.D. Cross
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For centuries, Europeans sought the elusive Northwest Passage that would link Europe to the Far East and China. Early visitors to Canada's northern coasts included Viking sailors and Basque whalers. Then came the prominent explorers -- John Cabot, Vasco da Gama, Martin Frobisher and Sir John Franklin. Now that global warming threatens to melt much …

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Play On

Play On

by Sandra Diersch
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tagged : games, friendship

Fast-paced sports action novels that get kids reading.

Alecia is about to be adopted by a new stepfather, her soccer team, the Burrards, is preparing for the championship game, and a cute new boy has arrived on the scene. But there are even more changes on the horizon. The team's game is suffering as the players get distracted by other interests. If …

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Trapped

Trapped

by Michele Martin Bossley
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Nothing seems to be going right for Jane's soccer team this year. Then, to make things worse, some of the girls' stuff starts going missing. Everyone points the finger at the new girl, but Jane is determined to find the real culprit . . . and get her team back on track.

Trapped is a story that shows how tiny rumours can have huge consequences, and h …

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Off the Wall

Off the Wall

by Camilla Reghelini Rivers
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Indoor soccer is what Lizzie does best. At school other kids bug her and her teacher thinks she's a troublemaker, but during a game she feels focused, free.
Lately, however, her younger sister Shelby has taken up the game. Shelby's a nice kid, but she leads a charmed life--she copies everything Lizzie does, then does it better. Soon Shelby is a so …

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Offside!

Offside!

by Sandra Diersch
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Alecia's Vancouver soccer team, the Burrards, are a good, hard-fighting squad--her teammates are her friends and her coach is her loving step-dad.

When Lexi, a new kid, joins the team, her bad attitude makes things fall apart fast. Alecia decides to find out what makes Lexi so difficult, and to hold the team together, on the field and off.

Offside! s …

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Little's Losers

Little's Losers

by Robert Rayner
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The Brunswick Valley School soccer team are not just bad -- they're terrible. They haven't won a game all season and they bicker endlessly amongst themselves. They're such a disaster that their coach resigns in disgust. When, by an administrative anomaly, they qualify for the season playoffs, the only person they can find to act as coach is their f …

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Deadly Women of Ontario

Deadly Women of Ontario

Murderous Tales of Deceit and Treachery
by Cheryl MacDonald
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Crimes of passion, brutal slayings, infanticide, and revenge: here are eight gruesome and often tragic stories of women accused of murder. Many are little known or long forgotten, such as Mary Osborn, the first woman to be hanged in Upper Canada, executed for poisoning her disappointing husband. Read about the crimes and subsequent trials of Mary a …

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