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Louisa’s Journey - England to Canada in 1913
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
Rising: Stories of the 2013 Alberta Flood
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,530. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Examining one of the largest natural disasters in Canadian history as never before—through the eyes of the people it directly affected—Taylor Lambert's new book Rising puts a human face on a catastrophe while exploring the history of Calgary and southern Alberta. One quarter of the author's proceeds benefit The Calgary Foundation's Flood Rebuilding Fund.
Trails Crossed
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 49,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Trails Crossed follows the progress of some historical characters between Newfoundland and British Columbia. First Nations and explorers' trails whether on land or water, were the first trails and as old as they are, can still be travelled or crossed today. They are the rivers and lakes of Canada. They are highways that have been constructed on top of the old trails made by those who came before.
The Swastika and the Maple leaf
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,050. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
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.
At My Father's Knee: Chronicles of a Buckhorn pioneer family
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
"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
The Valencia's Last Ride
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,160. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
On Vancouver Island's west coast in 1906 unfolded a story of incompetence, cowardice and betrayal that remains the most shameful incident in Canadian maritime history. The Valencia's Last Ride paints a vivid and touching picture of the last hours on the ship.
The Yukon Queen
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,990. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
In July 1999 the good ship Marie Anne sailed from Rotterdam, bound for the USA. On board this creaking cargo ship were Rob Godfrey and two Citroen 2CVs. This voyage was the first leg of an epic journey to Prudhoe Bay, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, a journey that took Rob Godfrey and Jose Oostveen 8000 road miles across North America.
Sluicebox Series Volume 1 Issue 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Sluicebox Series is a collection of interesting facts and entertaining fiction about the Fraser River Gold Rush and the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1800s in British Columbia. Read how Francis Jones Barnard’s express company grew from just a two-horse wagon to a fleet of stagecoaches. Issue one includes BX Holdup,a mystery about a stagecoach robbery during the summer of 1865.
Haida Gwaii
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
They lie on the edge of the province's collective memory like a dream scarce remembered; mythical and elusive, full of meaning and great beauty, yet incomprehensible to the waking mind. Impossible not to marvel at, and revel in, these are the Queen Charlotte Islands, arguably one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world.
Prince With No Inheritance
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Adventures of a Vice-Regal Brat. My life in brief, from a child's perspective living at Rideau Hall, Ottawa when my father was Governor General of Canada then to Australia and later struggles with mental illness.
Tombstone
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Series: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries, Book 14. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development
Tombstone [The British Government’s Cover-Up] Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada [Part 3/3] Series Title: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries [Vol 5c] Copyright 2012 by Llewelyn Pritchard Smashwords Edition What was really going on behind the scenes? For the first time, declassified official British Government papers shine new light on amongst other things, Government mismanagement...
Tombstone
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Series: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries, Book 13. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 9,030. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
Tombstone [The British Government’s Cover-Up] Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada [Part 2/3] Series Title: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries [Vol 5b] Copyright 2012 by Llewelyn Pritchard Smashwords Edition Declassified official British Government papers shine new light on… Government mismanagement
Rails & Rooms - A Timeless Canadian Journey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
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.
School, Scouts and Sports Day in Nain-Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 1965-66
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Series: Photo Albums, Book 8. Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(Cover photograph: Scout hike on the ice) A unique photo album of 66 historical photographs (with original captions) about School, Scouts and Sports Day in the Nain – Nunatsiavut Labrador wilderness, Newfoundland and Labrador Province of Canada 1965-66.
Nain-Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 1966-67 Remembered
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Series: Photo Albums, Book 7. Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 410. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A unique collection of 50 photographs, letters, magazine articles and children's schoolwork by Patricia Taylor, Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) teacher who lived and worked in the Nain-Nunatsiavut community 1966-67.
Toronto Streets Book!
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,070. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
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!