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Bibliography for Canadian Garden and Landscape History, up to 1950, Revised and Augmented
Price: Free! Words: 43,390. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Bibliography for Canadian Garden and Landscape History, up to 1950, Revised and Augmented contains a wealth of sources: books, articles and websites focussing on travel, ornamental gardening, exhibitions, floras, prominent horticulturalists and landscape architects, horticulture, nurseries, botanical gardens, parks, railway gardening, periodicals.
There Is No Difference: An Argument for the Abolition of the Indian Reserve System and Special Race-based Laws and Entitlements for Canada's Indians.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 198,780. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2018 by Tellwell Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
A compelling solution to ending the tragically high degree of poverty and social dysfunction among Canada's First Nations peoples: legal equality! For decades Canada's indigenous and non-indigenous elites have been mindlessly doubling down on the apartheid-like, "separate but equal" dysfunctional status quo that has so harmed the vast majority...
Playing the Indian Card
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 178,260. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Native American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Everything you think you know about Canada's "First Nations" is wrong!
Canadian Bushwacker: A Lifetime in the Wilderness
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,200. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 1 review)
I was lucky to have spent my early years in the bush at a time when the old-timers were still there. There were many of them bunked up in little cabins up and down the line: old men, many crippled by accidents, arthritis or age, fellows just waiting for the end. Yet they were still strong of spirit, content and pleased to share their story. They were all men with amplified personalities, ....
The Swastika and the Maple leaf
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » History
Fascism was not a mass movement in Canada in the 1930s, but it threatened the country’s health. In his review, Mordecai Richler wrote, “Dr. Betcherman has written a lively, readable history, the stronger for being detached and allowing the embarrassing facts to speak for themselves….It is strong , evocative stuff, a necessary reminder of how things were. I recommend it highly.”
At My Father's Knee: Chronicles of a Buckhorn pioneer family
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Family history
"This book was born from the stories my father told me and my adventure of growing up in a freer time. I realized from a young age how fortunate I had been to have exposure to such a varied experience and I wanted my children to know these people when my dad and I were gone. Cast your memory back and enjoy." ~ Janet Clarkson
Minnie of the Maritimes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,480. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2018 by Tellwell Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
When a young woman from a conservative community gets 'in the family way' in 1880 the options for her future are limited. The fortunate ones are sent away to give them a chance for a new life and so it is for sixteen year old Minnie.
I See Nothing But the Horrors of A Civil War
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,140. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
Discover the story of the men, women and children from New York and New England who chose to remain faithful to the Crown and fought as part of McAlpin’s Corps of American Volunteers during the American War for Independence.
Reds Under the Bed: How Communists Frightened the Canadian Establishment, 1928-32
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,030. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
An engaging account of a formative period in Canada's political history, just as important as Senator McCarthy's Red Scare was in the US. This is an unbiased account of midnight arrests, imprisonment without trial, and forced deportation faced by those whose only crimes were unpopular political opinions. This story is an important lesson in human rights, regardless of ideology.
The Story of Butchart Gardens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,960. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Gardening, Nonfiction » History » North America
How did Jenny Butchart turn an ugly, disused limestone quarry into the world’s most famous private garden? Over 100 years later, Butchart Gardens still attracts almost a million visitors from around the globe, to enjoy a world created by an unrivalled green-thumb visionary. Filled with myth, legend, and love, this is a cheerfully told story, as colourful and unique as the gardens themselves.
Rails & Rooms - A Timeless Canadian Journey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,660. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » History » North America
From Halifax to Victoria, clear across Canada, Dave Preston rode the rails, exploring what was once the most popular mode of transport in the country. Days and nights spent rollicking across the amazing and diverse geography of Canada were punctuated by stays at some of the country's oldest and most prestigious hotels; those built by the railway companies to entice the most affluent of travellers.
View from the Deck: Recollections of the 10th Annual Voyage of the CGS C.D. Howe, 1959
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
View from the Deck is a personal account of the adventures of an 18-year-old on the CGS C.D. Howe—a hospital ship equipped to meet the medical needs of the Inuit (Eskimo) during an era defined by a high incidence of tuberculosis, the Cold War and a changing way of life— and those who sailed with her during the summer of 1959.
Island Sojourn - Those Carefree Years on Barnston Island (1930-1940)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,520. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Rod Butler grew up on Barnston Island in the 1930s. Island Sojourn is a series of short stories about his childhood.
Hargrave to the Hitler Line: The Canadian 5th Armoured in Italy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,820. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
Twenty year old Bud McLean and his colleagues from the Canadian 5th Armoured Division come of age against the backdrop of WW2 Italy. Thirteen men hung precariously to a tiny bridgehead, waiting to be reinforced. Out-manned, and out-gunned, their commander radioed the recce troop and gave them permission to retreat if they deemed it necessary. They chose to stay.
Consciousness Begins
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,170. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2019 by Tellwell Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Something happened to humans about 60,000 years ago, and whatever that was, it has changed everything. Our minds opened to new ways of thinking that we would describe as consciousness—an awareness of time and space, our finite existence, with spirituality and language following soon thereafter. The rest is history: mankind and his technology flooded the world. This is a book of unique ideas
Western Cycles: Canada
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,590. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » North America
Canadian transformations become palpable after the Second World War. Western Cycles: Canada describes these changes, dividing several historical periods within the actions carried out during the administrations of the respective prime ministers from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Stephen Harper. It also presents graphic information related to the behavior of various economic indicators.
My Best 80 Years - The Lifetime Recollections of Donald Charles Buckley
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,760. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 9, 2015 by Phil Buckley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » North America
Don Buckley lived a boy’s adventure tale. He grew up believing that intrigue, excitement, and even danger were waiting for those curious enough to capture them. From shooting BB guns as a boy to flying World War II bombers as a young man, he found all three. In My Best 80 Years, Don retraces his own steps from boyhood to manhood form the early 1920s to the late 1940s. He shares his escapades grow
Rings of Time
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,610. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Nonfiction » History » North America
Abandoned at birth, Emilie hopes to one day find her family. The search for answers draws her to a family reunion in rural Alberta, but before she can find out the truth she's transported back in time one hundred years to 1913. Emilie's attempts to get back to the future and unravel the clues to her mysterious beginnings are quickly put on hold as she becomes caught up in the past.
Canadian Encounters of a Human Kind
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,030. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 25, 2018 by Tellwell Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
A Canadian is essentially a citizen of the world and the Canadian spirit is a sense of connection that makes the world work. Beyond that, nobody can define what it means to be Canadian because it's always changing. The moment we think we've got it, we find we've left something out.
Toronto Streets Book!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,070. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
De Grassi Street. Avenue Road. Bloor Street. Kipling Road. Brown's Line. Yonge Street: Take the “Toronto Streets Book!” on an informative, fun, and joyful romp along the roadways & byways of Toronto, North America's best-kept secret. With 2.7 million people, Toronto's the 5th largest North American city, following Mexico City, NYC, LA, & Chicago. Read. Enjoy. Have fun. Tell everyone!