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Nonfiction » History » North America » Canada » General
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 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.
Hanged Twice No Joke by David Taylor
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 104,310. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Criminal, Nonfiction » History » North America
This book is about Canadian and British Commonwealth history and administration of justice. There were at least two cases in which the defendants were hanged twice, Bennie Swim(m) having killed two people, and Henry Baldwin and James Lennan, having been convicted of murdering Clayton Tilton. These will be presented amongst others.
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!
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.