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#151586. PASSENGER AND MERCHANT SHIPS OF THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC AND CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAYS.
#151586. PASSENGER AND MERCHANT SHIPS OF THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC AND CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAYS.

The 2 giants of Canadian rail operated maritime shipping lines in the early 20 th century, taking passengers and freight across Canada and the Atlantic. And in WWI their vessels ferried men and war supplies across the North Atlantic. With contemporary b/w photos, drawings and vessel specifications. 294 pp. 8x8". Softcover.

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#151591. THROUGH A CANADIAN PERISCOPE
The Story of the Canadian Submarine Service.
Created in 1914 at the beginning of WWI, Canada's Submarine force has overcome repeated attempts to sink it since then. This fully updated 2 nd edition is a vivid account celebrating those who dedicated themselves to the Canadian submarine service. B/w photos. 419 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#151596. RAILS TO THE ATLANTIC
#151596. RAILS TO THE ATLANTIC
Exploring the Railway Heritage of Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces.
From the grand architecture of stations in Quebec City and St. John's, to the forgotten engineering feats of railway bridges and trestles, this book brings eastern Canada's railway heritage to life in stunning detail. B/w photos. 142 pp. 8x8". Softcover.

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#151577. CREEPY CAPITAL Ghost Stories of Ottawa and the National Capital Region.

The whole region is rife with ghostly encounters - and we don't mean the political sort. Discover the doomed financier at the Chateau Laurier, the howls of former prison inmates at the Nicholas Street Hostel, the ghosts of Arnprior, and more. B/w photos. 228 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#151593. WHITE ENSIGN FLYING Corvette HMCS Trentonian.
#151593. WHITE ENSIGN FLYING Corvette HMCS Trentonian.

She escorted hundreds of merchant ships across the North Atlantic to protect the convoys from German U-boats. After she was torpedoed and sunk, some considered her an unlucky ship, but the author asks: how many lives did the ship save? how many attacks were prevented because the vessel was on duty? Her place in history will ultimately be measured by the crews' contribution to the war effort. B/w photos. 188 pp. 8x11". Softcover.

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#151541. LEGACY How French Canadians Shaped North America.

This collection of essays highlights the lives of 13 pioneering francophone Canadians, incl. Cartier, Georges Vanier, Jehane Benoît, etc., describing their influence in exploration, literature, sports, politics, and more. These word portraits are penned by many of English and French Canada's best-known writers and thinkers: Margaret Atwood, Roméo Dallaire, Jean Charest, Ken Dryden, etc. 346 pp. 6x10".

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#150791.  THREE WEEKS IN QUEBEC CITY
#150791. THREE WEEKS IN QUEBEC CITY
The Meeting that Made Canada.
Our elected House of Commons, appointed Senate, federal Parliament and provincial legislatures came into existence because of this conference in 1864. Canadian historian Christopher Moore recreates this pivotal moment in our history and asks, did the system work then, and does it work now? 262 pp. 6x9”.

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#151530. THE CANADIAN ROCKIES.

The heights of the Rockies have dazzled visitors since the CPR brought the first passenger train through the range in 1885. Take a panoramic tour with these spectacular photos. 96 pp. 10x10".

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#151532. MORE BATTLEFIELDS OF CANADA.
#151532. MORE BATTLEFIELDS OF CANADA.

Featuring the most significant battles in nearly 300 years of Canadian history, this provides context and assesses consequences for victor and losers. Incl. the Canadian experience in Hong Kong in 1941, conflicts on US soil, and a chronology of Canadian battles up to 1954. B/w illus. and maps. 184 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#149360. THE ISLAND OF CANADA
How Three Oceans Shaped Our Nation.
Our coastline is the longest of any nation on earth, bounded on three sides by oceans, with a lake and river system that crosses the country. Here is the maritime history of our ‘island’, from the early days of the Inuit through the Great Age of Sail and into modern times. B/w photos. 362 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#149369. FASCINATING CANADA
#149369. FASCINATING CANADA
A Book of Questions and Answers.
Which sportscaster called the historic, "Canada 6, Russia 5"? Did a Canadian company invent the personal computer? How many prime ministers were Freemasons? John Robert Colombo gives us his lively and enlightening answers. 245 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#134582. CURSE OF THE NARROWS
The Halifax Disaster of 1917.
It’s still the worst catastrophe in Canadian history - over 2,000 people perished. On Dec. 6, 1917, a munitions ship explosion in the Narrows of Halifax harbour destroyed much of the city and caused a tsunami that swept many out to sea. This book captures all the drama and heartbreak. Photos. 355 pp. 6x9".

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#150464. THE CANADIAN IROQUOIS AND THE SEVEN YEARS’ WAR.
#150464. THE CANADIAN IROQUOIS AND THE SEVEN YEARS’ WAR.

An intriguing look at the social and economic impact of this war as the Amerindians and the French conducted "parallel warfare". It was noticeable for cultural conflict as the Iroquois demonstrated their independence by turning from war to diplomacy. Maps, b/w photos, etc. 247 pp. 6x9". Softcover. Previously sold in hardcover.

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#149623. WORTH DYING FOR Canada’s Mission to Train Police in the World’s Failing States.

After the troops move out, the RCMP’s police training mission stays behind and trains local forces. The only journalist ever granted complete access to their missions, Canadian Terry Gould tells of their idealism and courage in Afghanistan, Palestine and Haiti. B/w photos. 299 pp. 6x9".

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#150786. CANOE COUNTRY
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#150786. CANOE COUNTRY
The Making of Canada.
Aboriginal Canadians, explorers, artist Tom Thomson, filmmaker Bill Mason, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau – canoeists all. Awardwinning Canadian author Roy MacGregor believes the canoe defines us as a nation. He revisits our history to learn the stories it has to tell, and share the voices of those who made the canoe our first, and still favourite, way to get around. B/w photos. 299 pp. 6x9".

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