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History from Atlantic Canada

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A collection of new history books from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador
Maritime Murder

Maritime Murder

Deadly Crimes from the Buried Past
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In his uniquely homespun style, sinister storyteller Steve Vernon digs up the dirt on Maritime murders from 1770 to 1929—along with a few bodies along the way. Unearthing historically buried, and occasionally unsolved, violent crimes from across Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, Vernon's versions of these 19 macabre tales will chill you to the bone.

Featuring a bevy of questionable characters from the darkest recesses of Maritime history, Maritime Murder divulges a diverse a …

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Destination White Point

Destination White Point

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White Point Beach Lodge has been in operation since 1928, persevering through early bankruptcy, the Great Depression, World War II, and a sometimes unforgiving climate in the hospitality industry. The resort is situated on Nova Scotia's South Shore, where authors Zane Grey and Albert Bigelow Paine once travelled to write about the charms of the undisturbed wilderness. The evolution of tourism in southwest Nova Scotia owes much of its early progress to well-connected foreign anglers and hunters, …

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True Stories from Nova Scotia's Past

True Stories from Nova Scotia's Past

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CBC Radio's Information Morning history columnist Dianne Marshall is well known for the lively and surprising true stories she tells about Nova Scotia's past. Now the best of them have been gathered together in this enjoyable book.

The stories cover 250 years of Nova Scotia history, often featuring people who don't make it into conventional history books. These incredible accounts include: the plot to assassinate US President Abraham Lincoln using germ warfare, hatched by several prominent Halifa …

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Cumberland County Facts and Folklore

Cumberland County Facts and Folklore

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Did you know that Cumberland County is home to the largest vertebrate fossil discovery in North America? The county is also the birthplace of internationally acclaimed singers Anne Murray and Feist, and in 1995, the town of Pugwash received an extraordinary honour as the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Cumberland County Facts and Folklore is the definitive book of fun facts and trivia about the area's rich history and culture. Topics covered inc …

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Historic New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville and Trenton

Historic New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville and Trenton

An Illustrated History of New Glasgow and area
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Well known for its mining and manufacturing activities, New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville, and Trenton, share a fascinating history. First settled by the Mi’kmaq and Acadians, and later by a large influx of Scots, the area became an important hub supported by coal and steel industries that attracted people from all walks of life.

Author Monica Graham outlines the towns’ coal and steel industries, their businesses and institutions, and their best-known people and landmarks. With over 180 hist …

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Neighbourly War

Neighbourly War

New Brunswick and the War of 1812
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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 France, the United States pounced on the chance to declare war on Britain. In New Brunswick, the threat of invasion was a very real possibility. Fearing …

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Twenty-First Century Irvings (Revised)

Twenty-First Century Irvings (Revised)

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Three generations after the Irving family arrived in Canada from Scotland, the name K. C. Irving hit the Forbes top billionaires list, making K. C. one of the richest men in the world and the most powerful businessperson in Canada.

But there is much more to the Irving story than the fascinating and brilliant K. C. and his immediate legacy. Twenty-first Century Irvings takes a careful look at both the family foundations upon which this empire was built and the dozen or more individuals who, in the …

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Titanic Victims in Halifax Graveyards revised edition

Titanic Victims in Halifax Graveyards revised edition

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For eighty-five years dozens of victims of one of the most famous ships in history rested quietly in Halifax, Nova Scotia, until the 1997 film Titanic created a renewed interest in the burial sites.

Visitors to Halifax have many questions about the city's connection to the infamous ship. Of the 328 bodies found, why were some buried at sea? Why were 59 bodies sent elsewhere for burial and the rest buried in Halifax? Titanic Victims in Halifax Graveyards answers those questions while telling the i …

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