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Alexander Graham Bell

In 1876, at only 29 years old, Alexander Graham Bell completed the invention that would turn him into a household name: the telephone. The amazing story of this invention, and Bell's lifelong quest for improving the way things work.

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Grey Owl

Grey Owl was known to millions of people as an outstanding Native Canadian spokesman who championed the cause of nature, conservation, and preservation. His cause was true, but the truth about Archie Belaney's mysterious ancestry was another story.

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Norman Bethune

One of the world's top surgeons, an advocate of democratic medical services, and an international humanitarian, Norman Bethune risked his life to deliver blood to the front lines. He is revered in China as a hero, where he was a personal friend of Chairman Mao Zedong, and his unceasing and inventive work established a lasting bond between his adopted people and this heroic Canadian.

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The Life of a Loyalist

The life of young Christiana Margaret Davis, a Loyalist born in upstate New York, was turned upside down by the American Revolution. During a time of Struggle and strife, she escaped with her family to Nova Scotia, finally landing on Brier Island in 1789. Her remarkable story sheds new light on the plight of the Loyalists.

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Ottawa Titans

In its early days as Bytown, Ottawa was a community of entrepreneurs. Through the stories of eight intriguing businessmen the development of the country's capital is revealed. These capital titans, in working toward their dreams, flavoured the region - and the country - with their strong personalities and opinions. Their legacy is still being felt today.

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9781551539607 | Published: April 2004

Canada's Rumrunners

It is safe to say that America would have been a much drier place during Prohibition if Canadians had not rushed to the aid of their neighbours. While the United States was in full Prohibition (1920-1933), Canadian entrepreneurs were hard at work across the country supplying liquor by the barrel-load.

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Great Canadian Love Stories

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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The Halifax Explosion

A boat full of explosives heads in to the harbour as a large cargo ship steams out to sea. What happened next, on a fateful day in December 1917, is etched in history. At least 1900 people lost their lives and 9000 were injured when the largest manmade explosion ever experienced ripped through Halifax and nearby Dartmouth. Panic reigned as the survivors struggled to comprehend what had happened.

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9781551539423 | Published: October 2003

Tom Thomson

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 preoccupied sleuths for close to 100 years

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9781551539508 | Published: October 2003

Merchant Princes

It began in 1810. William Stairs opened a small general store on the Halifax waterfront. The Stairs saga includes sugar refining, banking, steel making and skate manufacturing. Frost comments on Nova Scotia's economic and political past through one family's history.

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