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Great Canadian Love Stories

From the Irish princess, taken prisoner by pirates, who fell in love with one of her captors and settled in Newfoundland, to the ardent courtship of Alexander Graham Bell and his bride-to-be, Mabel, this book celebrates the passion, the pain, and the romance of Canadian lovers through the ages.

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Marilyn Bell

Marilyn Bell's 54-kilometre swim across Lake Ontario both stunned the world and riveted a nation. This account of her epic ordeal will have you on the edge of your seat as you accompany Marilyn and her coach, Gus Ryder, across the dark, frigid waters of Lake Ontario.

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Snowmobile Adventures

From Bombardier's first awkward invention to the sleek modern machines, snow-mobiles have captured the hearts and imaginations of winter enthusiasts across North America. This book traces the early development of this Canadian invention - and then takes you on an adventure to the North Pole, and behind the throttle of a championship snowmobile with Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve.

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Canada's Little War

Now in paperback, the first illustrated history of Canada's involvement in the Boer War. Control of rich resources; gold and diamonds; and strategic advantage were at stake when Great Britain waged war against two republics in southern Africa that declared independence. Canada was divided. Boer War expert Carman Miller book explores Canada's involvement in the conflict.

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The Halifax Explosion

A boat full of explosives heads in to the harbour as a large cargo ship steams out to sea. What happened next, on a fateful day in December 1917, is etched in history. At least 1900 people lost their lives and 9000 were injured when the largest manmade explosion ever experienced ripped through Halifax and nearby Dartmouth. Panic reigned as the survivors struggled to comprehend what had happened.

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9781551539423 | Published: October 2003

Strange Events

What are the chances of being hit by lightning three times in one lifetime? And then, being hit again after you are dead and buried? This is just one of the incredible legends in this fascinating collection. From ghosts lurking on board mystery ships to the dark and chilling secrets of Niagara's devil's playground, Canada's history has never been so thrilling.

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Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson is perhaps Canada's most famous artist. His short and glorious career was abruptly and brutally ended on July 8, 1917. Since the recovery of Thomson's body, theories as to the cause of his death -- accident? murder? -- have preoccupied sleuths for close to 100 years

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9781551539508 | Published: October 2003

Canadian Spies

During World War II, some of the most treacherous jobs were those performed by men and women located deep within enemy territory. Always in danger of being exposed and subjected to torture, imprisonment, and even death, their stories are chilling accounts of bravery and luck--and, in some cases, what happens when the luck runs out.

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The War of 1812 Against the States

In 1812 the United States invaded Canada. This exciting account of the stalwart defence of Canada and the ultimate victory over the American foes is told through the stories of six men and women involved in the conflict. The war united the young country and helped create a fierce new Canadian patriotism.

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9781551539485 | Published: October 2003

Edwin Alonzo Boyd

Toronto's dashing "Gentleman Bank Robber" was a charismatic felon who masterminded a series of daring robberies with his legendary gang.

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