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Wrongfully Convicted

Wrongfully Convicted

The Innocent in Canada
edition:Paperback
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They have swept across this country like a wave since the 1990s, men and women in Canada who were convicted of murder, and after spending years and sometimes decades in prison, were later found innocent. Names like James Driskell, David Milgaard, Guy Paul Morin and Steven Truscott are the more well-known Canadians who have been wrongfully convicted of murder, but there are more dating back to the 1950s. Romeo Phillion, Gregory Parsons, Wilbert Coffin and Donald Marshall Jr. have also since been …

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Witch in the Wind

Witch in the Wind

The True Story of the Legendary Bluenose
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook

While the story of the Bluenose — her legendary speed and the famous races she won over the years — has often been told, Witch in the Wind explores the history of the Bluenose from a fresh new perspective. In Witch in the Wind, Marq de Villiers examines the history of this famous vessel against the social and economic backdrop of the east coast Atlantic shipping and fishing industries that spawned her.

Unlike any previous examination of the Bluenose, de Villiers contextualizes the birth and …

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Wild West Women

Wild West Women

Travellers, Adventurers and Rebels
edition:Paperback
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Recently awarded the 2001 Van City Book Prize, this book proves how the west was really won - through the strength and determination of women.

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Whitehorse

Whitehorse

An Illustrated History
edition:Hardcover
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The saga of a legendary city from pre-history to the present day, accompanied by stunning archival photos

Whitehorse: An Illustrated History traces the storied past of Yukon's capital city, from its origins in ancient aboriginal camps through the epic changes of the Klondike Gold Rush, the building of the Alaska Highway and the settlement of First Nations land claims. Set amidst rolling mountains on the edge of theYukon River's swift green waters, the city today blends aboriginal traditions with …

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Why I Hate Canadians

Why I Hate Canadians

edition:Paperback
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First published in 1997, this hilarious book launched satirist Will Ferguson's career. Challenging the notion that Canadians are "nice," the book asks, "Do we as Canadians deserve a country so great?" Tackling subjects from Canada's favorite inbred royals to the mighty beaver as national icon, from sex in a canoe to all-Canadian "superhero" Captain Canuck, Ferguson rampages across the cultural landscape. The book also provides a fast-paced, opinionated overview of telling moments in Canadian his …

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Whisky and Ice

Whisky and Ice

The Saga of Ben Kerr, Canada's Most Daring Rumrunner
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

During the Roaring Twenties, Ben Kerr was known as the "King of the Rumrunners." The U.S. Coast Guard put him at the top of the most-wanted list and offered a reward of $5,000. But ending up in Club Fed was not Kerr’s only worry - he had to contend with Hamilton crime lords Rocco and Bessie Perri.

Whisky and Ice takes the reader back to the Prohibition era, when Canada and the United States were obsessed with "demon liquor" (not to mention the endless posturing by politicians). As Hunt aptly wr …

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West Coast Adventures

West Coast Adventures

Shipwrecks, Lighthouses, and Rescues Along Canada's West Coast
edition:Paperback
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The southwest coast of Vancouver Island is a reef-studded stretch notorious for dramatic winter storms and thick cloaks of summer fog. Many ships have found themselves well off-course and even lost during sudden storms. This book tells the stories of the sailors, lighthouse keepers and linemen who have weathered these west-coast storms.

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Wartime Halifax

Wartime Halifax

The photo history of a Canadian city at war - 1939-1945
edition:Paperback

In 1939, Halifax quickly became the country's centre of war activity when Canada declared war on Germany. With its vital naval base and its key role in getting supplies to Great Britain, the city was on a wartime footing for seven long years. Blackouts, enemy ships just offshore, and worries about raids and attacks were part of daily life. So were thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and merchant seamen who passed through on their way to or from Europe.

Wartime Halifax is a visual history of th …

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