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HGD Spring 2019

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Here's a great list of titles forthcoming Spring 2019 from Heritage House Publishing, Rocky Mountain Books, Touchwood Editions, and Greystone Books! Featuring an eclectic selection of Canadian published History, Nature, Guidebooks, Cookbooks, Biography, Kids, and YA titles there is something here for everyone!
The Bulldog and the Helix

The Bulldog and the Helix

DNA and the Pursuit of Justice in a Frontier Town
edition:Paperback
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A investigative reporter traces the role of DNA evidence in two groundbreaking murder cases involving young girls killed two decades apart in the same town.

In 1977, the industrial town of Port Alberni was shaken by the brutal murder of twelve-year-old Carolyn Lee, who had been abducted while walking home from her dance class. In 1996, the town was devastated again when eleven-year-old Jessica States disappeared while chasing foul balls at a local fast-pitch game, her lifeless body later found be …

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Complicated Simplicity

Complicated Simplicity

Island Life in the Pacific Northwest
edition:Paperback

A frank, practical, and entertaining exploration of the pleasures and complexities of living on small islands.

Many people dream of living simple lives on small islands, but few are aware of some of the unique challenges that accompany this distinctive lifestyle. From negotiating surrounding waters to creating a sustainable home and making a viable life away from urban conveniences, small-island living can be rewarding or difficult (or both), depending on myriad circumstances.

Complicated Simplici …

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Ranching under the Arch

Ranching under the Arch

Stories from the Southern Alberta Rangelands
edition:Paperback

A visually rich, historically epic tale of cattle ranching in southern Alberta, focusing on multi-generational family-owned ranches that are still in existence today.

In the 1880s, a group of fledgling cattle ranchers descended on the plains of southern Alberta. They were drawn by the promise of the West, where the grass seemed endless and they could ranch under the arch of the Chinook—the warm Pacific wind that swooped down the eastern slopes of the Rockies to melt the snow and clear the land …

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River of Dreams

River of Dreams

A Journey through Milk River Country
edition:Paperback

A picturesque, reflective journey along the route of the ancient Milk River, from southern Alberta into northern Montana.

The Milk River is a small and dreamy river, flowing lazily through some of the loneliest lands of North America, the dry plains of Alberta and Montana. Dwarfed by such giants as the Saskatchewan and Mississippi Rivers, it is indeed as meek as its name, virtually unknown to most North Americans. Yet few streams can match its incredible international journey, the magical beauty …

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Ranch Tales

Ranch Tales

Stories from the Frontier
by Ken Mather
illustrated by Rob Dinwoodie
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

An entertaining, fast-paced look at early ranching in British Columbia.

Frontier historian Ken Mather is known for his fascinating, in-depth profiles of the men and women who established a distinctive ranching culture in Western Canada over a hundred years ago. Now, in this concise collection of stories—based on Mather’s column in the Vernon Morning Star—readers will meet even more colourful characters, gain insightful tidbits on cowboy culture, and read about little-known cattle drives tha …

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The Famous Five

The Famous Five

Canada’s Crusaders for Women’s Rights
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

A concise history of the five women who changed the course of history and brought Canadians one step closer to equality.

On August 27, 1927, five women gathered at a house on Edmonton’s Southside to sign a letter that would change the course of Canadian history. Those women were Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, and Henrietta Muir Edwards, who would become known as the Famous Five.

The meeting of the women had been prompted by Emily Murphy, an Alberta magistrate, whose …

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Cornelius O'Keefe

Cornelius O'Keefe

The Life, Loves, and Legacy of an Okanagan Rancher
by Sherri Field
foreword by Ken Mather
edition:Paperback

An entertaining biography of cattle baron and land magnate Cornelius O’Keefe, founder of the Historic O’Keefe Ranch.

From humble beginnings to a life of prosperity in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Cornelius O’Keefe is best known today through the historic ranch in Vernon, BC, that still bears his name. Established in 1867, the O’Keefe Ranch was at one time the largest cattle ranch in the region, with thousands of head of cattle grazing in the vast open ranges. By the early 1900s, the …

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James Macleod

James Macleod

The Red Coats' First True Leader
edition:Paperback

A vivid account of the life and times of the larger-than-life Canadian hero who played a major role in the peaceful development of western Canada.

A descendant of warriors, chiefs, and military men of the Clan MacLeod, James A.F. Macleod led an adventurous life that took him from his birthplace on Scotland's Isle of Skye to the Canadian west. After immigrating to Ontario, Macleod became a lawyer and militia officer before joining the effort to quell the 1870 Red River Resistance. In 1874, he was …

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