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Hell's Corner

Hell's Corner

An Illustrated History of Canada's Great War, 1914 - 1918
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In the triumphs of their victories and the horrors of their losses, Canadian combatants first tested their military skills on the battlefields of Europe. In Hell's Corner, one of Canada's master historians tells the story of how Canada became involved in World War I, how it fought the war and how it emerged from that conflict a stronger and more un …

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Last Good War, The

Last Good War, The

Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War
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Dieppe, Ortona, Normandy, the Scheldt -- more than sixty years after they were fought, these World War II battles remain indelibly engraved in Canadian memory. They are remembered as part of "the good fight," a war in which Canadians took a stand for all humanity. Using a wealth of first-person accounts and rarely seen illustrations, one of Canada' …

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Secret Between Us, A

Secret Between Us, A

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When young Lusignan sets off from Ottawa to the First World War with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, he has already survived a tragicomic Catholic childhood and a writing career that has brought him both acclaim and disgrace. Shortly before the men depart for Europe, Lusignan has an encounter with a fellow officer, the aristocratic …

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Ottawa Titans

Ottawa Titans

Fortune and Fame in the Early Days of Canada's Capital
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"When J.R. Booth left the countryside [for Ottawa] he had only nine dollars in his pocket. Seventy-eight years later, he died leaving a business empire worth million." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in the history of business or the history of Ottawa. In its early days as Bytown, Ottawa was a community of entrep …

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Canada's Rumrunners

Canada's Rumrunners

Incredible Adventures and Exploits During Canada's Illicit Liquor Trade
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"...despite flying bullets and cannon shots, Ben had his crew hastily tossing evidence over the side of the boat. Bullet-riddled, the Maritimas finally came to a stop, but even then, the crew continued to throw the beer overboard." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: the history of crime or prohibition. It is saf …

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Niagara Daredevils (Tightrope)

Niagara Daredevils (Tightrope)

Thrills and Spills over Niagara Falls
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""Blondin's daring and cool demeanour made him an instant celebrity - on one [tightrope crossing, he carried a small cook stove, stopped midway, fried up two omelettes, and lowered them to spectators aboard the Maid of the Mist."" This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history, or adventure. From swimmers and jumper …

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Niagara Daredevils

Niagara Daredevils

Thrills and Spills over Niagara Falls
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"Blondin's daring and cool demeanour made him an instant celebrity - on one [tightrope crossing, he carried a small cook stove, stopped midway, fried up two omelettes, and lowered them to spectators aboard the Maid of the Mist." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history, or adventure. From swimmers and jumpers, …

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Great Canadian Love Stories

Great Canadian Love Stories

Romances, Affairs, and Passionate Tales
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From the Irish princess, taken prisoner by pirates, who fell in love with one of her captors and settled in Newfoundland, to the ardent courtship of Alexander Graham Bell and his bride-to-be, Mabel, this book celebrates the passion, the pain, and the romance of Canadian lovers through the ages.

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