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Atlantic Canadian Non-fiction, People and History

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Ni'n na L'nu The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island

Ni'n na L'nu The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island

edition:Paperback
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  • Winner of APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award 
  • Winner of PEI Book Award for Non-fiction

This lavishly-illustrated book tells a story through words and images that has never before been told, not in any single book. The focus is entirely on the Mi'kmaq of the Island, an island which for thousands of years has been known to the Mi'kmaq and their ancestors as Epekwitk. That name means "cradle on the sea" and no more poetic description of PEI has ever been penned. The story of the PEI Mi'k …

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Into the Deep Unknown

Into the Deep Unknown

edition:Paperback
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Unspoiled woods and waters, abundant game and legendary guides were the cornerstones upon which early tourism was built in Nova Scotia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many entertaining and informative accounts were written by visiting sportsmen of that era; the most widely read and enduring is The Tent Dwellers, penned in 1908 by Albert Bigelow Paine in which the American humorist light-heartedly recounted a camping and fishing expedition through what today constitutes …

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From Old Hollywood to New Brunswick

From Old Hollywood to New Brunswick

Memories of a Wonderful Life
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Imagine receiving a mysterious invitation from Charlie Chaplin, doing jigsaw puzzles with Marilyn Monroe, having a heart-to-heart with Jack Kennedy, or being kissed by Greta Garbo. All of these and more are the sensational memories of UK-born, honorary Maritimer Charles Foster. After an unlikely childhood, his adventurous spirit brought him in 1943 to RAF pilot training school in Calgary. Through a series of incredible circumstances and fortunate friendships, Foster went on to become a Hollywood …

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Play by Play

Play by Play

The Life and Times of Pat Connolly
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Pat Connolly spent more than sixty years talking of, writing about, and analyzing sports in radio, television, and print media in Nova Scotia and central Canada. His clear, sharp voice was known to thousands as the consummate sportscaster and play-by-play man. Pat’s eclectic life encompassed journalism, politics, community work, and an abiding dedication to family. Told with characteristic wit and honesty, Play by Play is Pat’s memoir of a life well-lived. Includes 30 photographs.

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Driven

Driven

How the Bathurst Tragedy Ignited a Crusade for Change
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Shortlisted, East Coast Literary Award and Evelyn Richardson Prize for Non-Fiction

It was over in seconds.

In the early hours of January 12, 2008, seven members of a high school basketball team and their coach's wife died instantly when their school van collided with a tractor trailer. Travelling in dirty weather, minutes from their Bathurst, New Brunswick, homes, the impact forever shattered the lives of eight families and their community.

In the weeks that followed the horrific crash, two women w …

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Road to the NHL

Road to the NHL

The Incredible Stories of 25 Maritimers Making It to the Show
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : hockey

From Sidney Crosby and Brad Marchand to Paul MacLean, Al MacInnis, and Brad Richards, these are the stories of 25 Maritimers and their journey to the National Hockey League. The book chronicles each player’s days from when they first laced up skates in cities and small towns throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, to that very special moment of putting on a NHL uniform and knowing they were there to stay. Penned by one of Nova Scotia’s most preeminent sports journali …

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No One To Tell

No One To Tell

Breaking My Silence on Life in the RCMP
by Janet Merlo
introduction by Linden MacIntyre
edited by Leslie Vryenhoek
edition:Paperback

A stunning personal account of Janet Merlo's twenty years of service in the RCMP, with an introduction by Linden MacIntyre. In 2012, Janet Merlo was among the first female RCMP officers to publicly allege she had experienced sexual harassment and gender discrimination while serving in Canada's national police force. The women kept silent for so long, she says, because there was no one to tell. In this courageous memoir, Janet recalls how her love of policing was soured by covert and overt sexism …

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What Lies Across the Water

What Lies Across the Water

The Real Story of the Cuban Five
edition:Book
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What Lies Across the Water recounts the events leading up to the arrest of the Cuban Five, five Cuban anti-terrorism agents wrongfully arrested and convicted of “conspiracy to commit” espionage against the United States. In response to decades of deadly attacks by Miami-based, anti-Cuban terrorist organizations, Cuba dispatched five agents — Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González — to Florida to infiltrate and report on the activiti …

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