DOUGLAS HUNTER has written widely on business, history, the environment and sports, and was a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for his book God’s Mercies. His previous books include The Race to the New World; Molson: The Birth of a Business Empire; Yzerman: The Making of a Champion; and The Bubble and the Bear: How Nortel Burst the Canadian Dream, which won the National Business Book Award. He is also a doctoral candidate in history at York University. Born and raised in Hamilton, where Tim Hortons first became successful, Hunter now lives in Port McNicoll, Ontario. Follow him on Twitter @sweetwatercruis.