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Living with Uncle

Living With Uncle examines the new realities of Canada's relations with the US in a world of a Conservative government in Ottawa. A new generation of analysts offers fresh insights into the challenges to Canada's independence, identity and democracy.

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Titanic

The ill-fated maiden voyage of the great "unsinkable ship," carrying with it the hopes and dreams of humankind in its massive decks and luxurious cabins, may have started in England, but it ended in catastrophe and despair off the coast of Halifax, Canada. A touching reminder of the fallibility of man-made machines, the repercussions of the loss of the Titanic are still felt today. This heart-warming collection of stories tells of the intimate connection that Canada has with one of the most resounding tragedies of the twentieth century.

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9781554391264 | Published: August 2006

Lumber Kings and Shantymen

David Lee presents an in-depth history of the Ottawa Valley and the economy that dominated its formative years, as well as examining the environmental impact on the region's natural resources.

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Hearth and Home

Hearth and Home is a social history that evokes the sights, smells, and tastes of historic kitchens and tells the story of the women who tended the fire to nourish their families or feed a hungry fortful.

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Sable Island

Sable Island has indelibly marked all who have come into contact with it - by accident or by choice. Since 1583, 350 ships have wrecked against its shape-shifting shores as if lured into a trap by a whispering siren wind. This exciting collection casts explorers, castaways, pirates, settlers, and the quintessential symbols of survival - the Sable Island horses - in tales of death, destruction, and endurance. Set on the isolated island of fog-shrouded sand dunes, these true accounts are tragic and inspiring.

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Strange Events of Ontario

Read up on the eerie events of Ontario's history that will challenge reason and provoke curiosity.

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Unbelievable Canadian War Stories

Often little-known but extraordinary, the quiet heroes of one of the most destructive wars in history left indelible impressions among those whose lives were touched by their actions. Up against firing squads, torpedoes, rogue waves, P.O.W. camps, and all the living hells of warfare, they persevered, they saved lives, and they valiantly served their country. Distinguished and decorated, these men used unconventional methods and quick-thinking tactics to excel on the front lines.

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Toronto Disasters

Canada's largest city often makes national headlines, not only for its successes and innovations, but also for its resilience in times of suffering. This collection highlights the wrath of Hurricane Hazel that pounded city homes; it remembers the urgent screams heard amidst the tangled wreckage of a nightmarish subway crash; and it recounts one icy night in 1904 when flames engulfed city buildings. These tragedies, and others, epitomize the strength and character of Torontonians in the face of disaster.

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Rene Levesque

A shrewd politician, René Lévesque made Quebec separatism a reality. The Parti Québécois thrived because of his passion, integrity, and considerable charm. It has been said that when he spoke to someone, he gave the feeling that he or she was the most important person in the world. In an era when some preferred to use firebombs to get their point across, Lévesque wanted Quebeckers to vote on separation. But in May 1980, the people of Quebec voted a resounding "no." For Lévesque, it was the end of a dream.

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100 Fascinating Londoners

These brief biographies reflect a century and a half of London's history and reflect key events and fascinating adventures drawn from the lives of people from all walks of life who made a lasting impression on their hometown.

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