Great Canadian Imposters
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Great Canadian Imposters

Millionaires, Doctors, Aboriginal Heroes, and Stars of Stage and Screen - Pretenders All

By Cheryl MacDonald

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Series: Amazing Stories

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From Canadian history come the stories of imposters. Meet the cross-dressing Isabel Gunn, disguised as fur-trapping "John Hubbisher." Read about a woman who posed successfully as Dr. James Barry, surgeon and early women's rights advocate. Follow the astonishing life of Archie Belaney, who convinced millions of people that he was Grey Owl, a First Nations conservationist. These are just three of the many scammers, double agents, and con artists in this fascinating collection.



Chapter 1 - The Fur Trader: Isbael Gunn

Chapter 2 - The Medical Man: James Barry

Chapter 3 - The Performer: William Townsend

Chapter 4 - The Millionaire's Daughter: Cassie Chadwick

Chapter 5 - The Secret Agent: Henri Le Caron

Chapter 6 - The Celebrated Chef: Long Lance

Chapter 7 - The Conservationist: Grey Owl

Chapter 8 - The Great Pretender: Ferdinand Demara



CHERYL MACDONALD has been writing on historical topics for nearly 30 years. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including The Beaver and Maclean's, and she has written a number of books, mostly relating various aspects of southern Ontario history. Cheryl holds history degrees from the University of Waterloo and McMaster University.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 12th May 2009
ISBN: 9781552774113
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in
Black & white photos

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 15th December 2011
ISBN: 9781552778173
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  BIO000000, BIO024000, HIS006020
Imprint: Amazing Stories

Interest age: From 11 To 18


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