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Nonfiction » History » North America » CanadaSub-categories: Post-Confederation (1867–) | General | Pre-Confederation (to 1867)
Canadian Encounters of a Human Kind by David Watts
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.
Hargrave to the Hitler Line: The Canadian 5th Armoured in Italy by Fred McLean
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.
Western Cycles: Canada by Alejandro Puerto
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.
Canadian Bushwacker: A Lifetime in the Wilderness by Robert Cuerrier
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, ....
Rings of Time by Renee Veillet
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.
View from the Deck: Recollections of the 10th Annual Voyage of the CGS C.D. Howe, 1959 by Murray Ault
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.
My Bluewater by Guy Lajoie
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 20,780. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
This is the story of a small village called Bluewater that grew in the shadow of a large industrtial complex. In 1942 Canada was deeply involved in World War II. The Canadian government decided to build a plant to supply synthetic rubber for the war effort. The port city of Sarnia was selected because there was already a large oil refinery there and it offered the option of using the St. Laurence
The Bombing of a Canadian Pacific DC3 St. Joachim, Quebec September 9, 1949 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
A Pacific Airliner exploded and crashed into a giant mountain near Quebec City on September 9, 1949. The plane had 19 passengers on board and and a crew of four. The passengers included a woman whose husband made sure she was on Flight 108 bound for Baie Comeau. He had asked his wife to retrieve some suitcases therea and spend the weekend with friends. 10 days later authorities learned of a bomb.
Oak Island Theories: Pirates by J. Smith Collins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016 by Discovery Docx. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders, Nonfiction » History » North America
Exploring the possibilities of the Money Pit on Oak Island being the work of pirates. Is this a viable theory?
My Best 80 Years - The Lifetime Recollections of Donald Charles Buckley by Don 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
Toronto Maple Leafs 1959-1960 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Toronto Maple Leafs ousted the Red Wings in 1959-1960. The Detroit club with talented forwards like Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio was a Leafs' nemesis throughout much of the '50s after Toronto won the Stanley Cup in 1951. My ebook was researched from news clippings and Associated Press files. Readers will appreciate the history of hockey with descriptions of players and games from long ago.
Toronto Maple Leafs 1954-1955 1955-1956 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey, Nonfiction » History » North America
My e-book has been researched and compiled from news clippings of Associated Press reports of NHL games printed during the mid-1950s, the era I am writing about. My work is about a team that matured albeit while struggling to compete with rival hockey teams that were basically more talented than they were. Readers will enjoy becoming reacquainted with an era of hockey history long since passed.
A Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot Murders His Wife by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Military
Wayne Lonergan was charged with first-degree murder after his wife was found dead of bludgeoning/strangling on a Sunday morning in late October 1943. An heiress to a beer fortune Patricia Burton Lonergan was buried in Brooklyn during the time that Lonergan was being interrogated for nearly 80 hours. There are many questions as to whether Lonergan was guilty. He was paroled from Sing Sing in 1967.
Louisa’s Journey - England to Canada in 1913 by Sue Methuen
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
Louisa’s true story of emigrating from England to Canada was captured by her granddaughter for a high school history project. Her ability to rise above challenges and to stand up for what is right is truly inspirational. Her story motivates us to find the strength and courage to overcome obstacles in our way and to create a better life for ourselves.
The Swastika and the Maple leaf by Lita-Rose Betcherman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Politics and 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.”
The Story of Butchart Gardens by Dave Preston
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,960. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and 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.
Gaffs, Timbers and Crosses by Curtis Sheppard
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,050. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Gaffs, Timbers and Crosses is about the growth of a church community in rural Newfoundland from the earliest days in the 1830s to 1959. Its the story of how small communities came together and grew together into one larger community, how they unified and erected two churches, schools and endured the Great Depression and World War
The Blight by S.E. Levac
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Blight is a poem commemorating the irish potato famine that occurred between 1845-1852 where entire families emigrated to Canada and the U.S. The entire country is said to have decreased in population by 20% due to the fleeing families and starvation. With a staggering total death count estimated at 1 million.
Floods In Alberta by Miguel Baines
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Nonfiction » History » North America
A non-comprehensive collection of poetry inspired from the floods that much of Alberta experienced in the summer of 2013. Written by an Albertan affected by the flooding.