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Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Arctic Adventurer
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Born in Manitoba of Icelandic parents, Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962) became one of Canada’s most famous and controversial Arctic explorers. After graduate studies in anthropology at Harvard University, Stefansson lived with and studied Inuit in the Mackenzie River Delta in the Northwest Territories in the winter of 1906-07. In two subsequent expeditions he completed a major anthropological survey of the Central and Western Arctic coasts and islands of North America; located and lived with …

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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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True North

True North

The Yukon and Northwest Territories
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Canadians have always been fascinated by the North. Celebrated in song, story and motion picture, it has contributed such icons of the public consciousness as the Klondike Gold Rush, the doomed Franklin expedition, the outlaw Dan McGrew and the lady that's known as Lou, the Mad Trapper of Rat River, the Mountie who always gets his man, and the heroic Inuit hunter. True North looks at all aspects of the region, to provide an accurate account of its past.

For many readers the most fascinating chapt …

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Trials and Tribulations

Trials and Tribulations

The Emergence of Manitoba 1821 — 1870
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Trappers and Trailblazers

Trappers and Trailblazers

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In 1934 international entrepreneur and filmmaker Charles Bedeaux hired a team of Canadian men to trail blaze from Edmonton, Alberta, to Telegraph Creek, BC. What started out as adventure for Carl Davidson and Bob Beattie soon became a treacherous and heartbreaking journey. While Bedeaux hob-nobbed with Europe's elite in Paris, Beattie and Davidson suffered impossible challenges and near starvation in BC's harshest country. After five years of misadventure and virtually no communicationfrom Bedea …

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Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson

The Life and Mysterious Death of the Famous Canadian Painter
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"An overturned canoe. A body recovered. Presumably Thomson drowned. That should have been the end of it. It was only the beginning." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: biography, history, the visual arts or true-life mysteries. Tom Thomson is perhaps Canada's most famous artist. His short and glorious career was abruptly and brutally ended on July 8, 1917. Since the recovery of Thomson's body, theories as to the cause of his death -- accident? murder? -- have …

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Titanic Victims in Halifax Graveyards

Titanic Victims in Halifax Graveyards

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For eighty-five years dozens of victims of one of the most famous disasters in history rested quietly in Halifax, Nova Scotia, until the 1997 film Titanic created a renewed interest in the burial sites. Today's visitor's to Halifax have many questions about the city's connections to the Titanic tragedy. 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 wh …

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This Day in Vancouver

This Day in Vancouver

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The City of Vancouver has been through a lot in its first 125 years. It's a city that has played host to the likes of Mark Twain, Alice Cooper, Elvis Presley, Winston Churchill, The Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Howard Hughes, Expo “86, and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. It's the birthplace of Canada's first female MLA, the country's first (and largest) clothing-optional beach, and the reason for the first nationwide prohibition legislation. It was the final resting place of Errol Flynn, and the c …

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