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Nonfiction » History » North America » Canada » General
Marie Prevost Canadian Film Actress of Early Hollywood by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Marie Prevost rose from a bit player in a mob scene in a Mack Sennett produced comedy to become the lead actress of numerous silent films from the mid to late 1920s. My research has uncovered facts from ancestry records and newspaper clippings that fill in the blanks of many events in her short life. Tragically Marie's decline was a precipitous one, which ruined her health and left her dead at 38.
New York, NY October 29, 1943 A Royal Canadian Air Force Cadet Is Charged With First-Degree Murder... by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
Rising: Stories of the 2013 Alberta Flood by Taylor Lambert
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,530. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: 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.
The Story of Butchart Gardens by Dave Preston
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,950. 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.
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.
The Valencia's Last Ride by Michael C. Neitzel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,160. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: 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 by Rob Godfrey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,990. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
Haida Gwaii by Benjamin Pearce
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing
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.
Rails & Rooms - A Timeless Canadian Journey by Dave Preston
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,640. 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.
Toronto Streets Book! by Butch Taylor
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!
Tombstone by Llewelyn Pritchard
Series: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries, Book 8 Vol 5a · Mysteries · Volunteering - Voluntary Service Overseas - VSO. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 17,550. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Hoaxes & deceptions, Nonfiction » History » North America
Tombstone [The British Government’s Cover-Up] Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada [Part 1/3] Series Title: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries [Vol 5a] 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 as
Island Sojourn - Those Carefree Years on Barnston Island (1930-1940) by Rod Butler
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.