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    200 Years Yonge A History 2nd Edition Ralph Magel Canada
    9781896219493 Paperback HISTORY / Canada Publication Date: December 10, 1998
    $24.95 CAD 10 x 8 x 0.4 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Natural Heritage
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      The Yonge Street as conceived by Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe is celebrated, from its beginning as a First Nation’s Trail, to the Yonge Street we know today, extending from Toronto to Innisfil. Augustus Jones, the surveyor assigned by Simcoe, the French, the German pioneers, the Loyalists – all were to influence the building of Yonge Street. With the building of a route came tolls, inns, villages, more immigrants and ultimately an avenue of economy serving as the key transportation route for the people, goods and services that represent our province.

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    60 Years Behind the Wheel The Cars We Drove in Canada, 1900-1960 Bill Sherk Canada
    9781550024654 Paperback TRANSPORTATION / Automotive Publication Date: October 01, 2003
    $24.99 CAD 10 x 10 x 0.5 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 15 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Winner of the 2004 International Gallery of Superb Printing Bronze Award for Superb Craftsmanship in Production, and the Ontario Printing and Imaging Association Excellence in Print Awards, commended for the 2004 Honourable Mention for Superb Craftsmanship in Production

      From rumble seats and running broads to power tops and tailfins, 60 Years Behind the Wheel captures the thrill of motoring in Canada from the dawn of the twentieth century to 1960. There are intriguing stories of cars with no steering wheels, and fascinating photographs of historic vehicles from across the country. From the Studebaker to the Lincoln-Zephyr, from the showroom to the scrapyard, here are over 150 vehicles owned and driven by Canadians.

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      Bill Sherk is one of Canada's leading authorities on old automoblies. He is a feature writer for Old Autos newspaper and the recipient of an "Outstanding" award from the Antique Automobile Club of America for his work as a Canadian automotive historian.

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      Honourable Mention for Superb Craftsmanship in Production 2004, Commended
      The International Gallery of Superb Printing Bronze Award for Superb Craftsmanship in Production 2004, Winner
      Ontario Printing and Imaging Association Excellence in Print Awards 2004, Winner
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    A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards Canadian Harbour Scenes 1894-1960 Lorenzo Marcolin Canada
    9781554887439 Paperback TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding Publication Date: January 04, 2010
    $24.99 CAD 9.5 x 8 x 0.4 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards by Dr. Lorenzo and Carol Marcolin takes you on a nostalgic and exciting journey along the Canadian shores of the Great Lakes. You’ll visit a world that was very different from today’s hectic and turbulent place, a world where people travelled the Great Lakes and shot the Lachine Rapids for the sheer fun of travelling on the water in steamers large and small.

      In over 42 years of collecting Great Lakes Postcards, Lorenzo and Carol Marcolin have accumulated an important visual history of the Canadian shores of the Great Lakes. Lovingly restored without tampering their historical veracity, the cards show you a world that is both appealing for its scenic beauty and sometimes repelling for its industrial ugliness.

      The book introduces novel features for a postcard book, the most important being the Navigation Bar with its geographical coordinates that let you find distant and forgotten places, like Jackfish Harbour and Depot Harbour, on Google Earth (C) in a matter of seconds. The beautiful burgundy background of its postcard pages gives A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards the look and feel of a treasured family album.

      Each chapter begins with a list of the harbours covered in it, and an outline map of their location on the Great Lakes for instant reference.

      The 305 harbour scenes in this book range from Port Arthur way up on the northern shore of Lake Superior, to the Niagara Region of Lake Ontario, and on to the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Port of Montreal.

      We wish you a happy journey!

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      Lorenzo Marcolin was born and raised in Port NcNicoll, in the Georgian Bay region. He always had an interest in the Great Lakes, especially in the boats, shipping activity, and history. He graduated from the University of Toronto in medicine and trained in orthopaedic surgery in Cleveland, Ohio.

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    A Mind at Sea Henry Fry and the Glorious Era of Quebec's Sailing Ships John Fry
    9781459719293 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical Publication Date: November 30, 2013
    $24.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 52 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      The trials and tribulations of a Canadian business titan during a fascinating period in 19th-century Quebec.

      A Mind at Sea is an intimate window into a vanished time when Canada was among the world’s great maritime countries. Between 1856 and 1877, Henry Fry was the Lloyd’s agent for the St. Lawrence River, east of Montreal. The harbour coves below his home in Quebec were crammed with immense rafts of cut wood, the river’s shoreline sprawled with yards where giant square-rigged ships – many owned by Fry – were built.

      As the president of Canada’s Dominion Board of Trade, Fry was at the epicentre of wealth and influence. His home city of Quebec served as the capital of the province of Canada, while its port was often the scene of raw criminality. He fought vigorously against the kidnapping of sailors and the dangerous practice of deck loading. He also battled against and overcame his personal demon – mental depression – going on to write many ship histories and essays on U.S.-Canada relations.

      Fry was a colourful figure and a reformer who interacted with the famous figures of the day, including Lord and Lady Dufferin, Sir John A. Macdonald, Wilfrid Laurier, and Sir Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau, Quebec’s lieutenant-governor.

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      John Fry worked for more than 40 years as a magazine editor at the Times Mirror Company and at the New York Times Company, retiring in 1999. Fry has published many articles on travel, skiing, health, and religion. He is a citizen of Canada as well as the United States, and lives in Katonah, New York.
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      " The first book in English to tell the little-known story of Quebec City's shipbuilding era since.. 1995."
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    Air Canada The History Peter Pigott Canada
    9781459719521 Paperback BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History Publication Date: March 01, 2014
    $35.00 CAD 7 x 10 x 1 in | 328 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Begun as a social experiment in 1937, Air Canada has evolved into one of the world’s greatest airlines.

      Air Canada: The History explores a modern miracle that has made commercial air travel in our country an everyday occurrence. The airline was born in 1937 as "Trans Canada Airlines," a ward of the Canadian National Railway. Renamed "Air Canada" in 1964 to reflect its status as a jet-age airline, it survived devastating air crashes, financial deficits, self-serving politicians, strikes, privatization, and the Airbus scandal.

      It was reviled in the nineties by the likes of Peter Newman, who joked, "If God had meant Man to fly, he wouldn’t have invented Air Canada." Today it is a much loved national icon. Fortunate at times to be run by great CEOs like Gordon McGregor and Claude Taylor, Air Canada has fought off a hostile takeover, merged with its arch-rival Canadian Airlines, and touched countless lives during its 75-year history.

      This is its story.

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      Peter Pigott was born in England and grew up in India and Canada. After a career in the Department of Foreign Affairs, he became Canada's most prolific aviation author and among his accomplishments are the histories of Trans Canada Airlines and Canadian Airlines. Air Canada: The History is his 18th book. He lives in Ottawa.
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      Aviation and history buffs (as well as past and present Air Canada employees) will enjoy Air Canada: The History. It’s well-illustrated, with plenty of archival photographs that tell a fascinating story of both the airline and Canada.
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    Alligators of the North The Story of the West & Peachey Steam Warping Tugs Harry Barrett Canada, Clarence F. Coons Canada
    9781554887118 Paperback TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding Publication Date: March 16, 2010
    $34.99 CAD 9 x 9 x 0.4 in | 234 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      The Alligator was an amphibious machine designed and patented in Canada in the late 1880s. This warping tug was capable of towing a log boom across a lake and then portaging itself to the next body of water. Steam-powered and rugged, it was one of the pioneers in the mechanization of the forest industry and for more than thirty years was ubiquitous in northern Ontario until eclipsed by its worthy successor the Russel tug.

      "This long-overdue book on the Alligator Warping Tug, designed and built by West & Peachey of Simcoe, Ontario, is a welcome addition to the libraries of those intrigued by Canada’s story and particularly lumbering history." — R. John Corby, curator emeritus, Canada Science and Technology Museum

      "By enabling access to the upper reaches of the Ottawa River and its many tributaries, the Alligator tug extended the social and economic stability provided by the timber industry and supported the populating of this vast region. Alligators of the North is a wonderful touchstone for all who share this heritage." — Mary Campbell, mayor of McNab-Braeside Township, Renfrew County

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      Harry Barrett, a long-time resident of Norfolk County, is a noted naturalist, conservationist, and historian. Harry was the founding chair of the Long Point Foundation for Conservation, and is the author of books on the local history of the Norfolk-Haldimand region of Ontario. He lives in Port Dover, Ontario.

      Clarence Coons, now deceased, was a well-known professional forrester in Ontario. While growing up in Lakefield, Ontario, he heard many stories about the white pine harvesting in the Trent Watershed and the "Alligators "at work. Clarence did the original research for this book, and Harry Barrett completed the work.

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      "An engaging addition to our recorded heritage, and richer knowledge of how parts of Muskokas virgin stands of pine became fine forest products that reached world markets."


      "Alligators of the North portrays, with the help of excellent period photographs, a triumphant era of inventive progress when steam engines were replacing earlier methods in everything from sailing ships to manufacturing operations."

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    Amazing Airmen Canadian Flyers in the Second World War Ian Darling Canada
    9781554884247 Paperback HISTORY / Military Publication Date: September 07, 2009
    $24.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.63 in | 264 pages Carton Quantity: 34 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Canadian and British airmen engaged in fierce and deadly battles in the skies over Europe during the Second World War. Those who survived often had to overcome incredible obstacles to do so — dodging bullets and German troops, escaping from burning planes and enduring forced marches if they became prisoners.

      In one story, a tail gunner from Montreal survived despite being unconscious when blown out of his bomber. Another story describes how the crew of a navigator from Ottawa used chewing gum to fill holes in their aircraft. And another tells how a pilot from northern Ontario parachuted out of his plane and became the target of a German machine-gunner, but within hours 120 Germans surrendered to him.

      These painstakingly researched stories will enable you to feel what now-aging veterans endured when they were young men in the air war against Nazi Germany.

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      Ian Darling comes from an air force family. His father, as well as his two uncles, served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Darling is the author of Go Ask Dad and is the editorial writer at The Record. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

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      Darling writes in crisp prose with a minimum of embellishment, a matter-of-fast style that one imagines would appeal to his subjects.


      An engrossing and very readable collection of nineteen stories on the bravery and trauma young Canadian airmen faced in World War II Amazing Airmen is an excellent and valuable addition to any library and is highly recommended.


      This well researched volume presents nineteen stories of airmen…Their tales are told with clarity, energy, sympathy and even humour. A worthy addition to the growing Canadian library of published wartime experiences.
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    Brace for Impact Air Crashes and Aviation Safety Peter Pigott Canada
    9781459732520 Paperback TRANSPORTATION / Aviation On Sale Date: June 18, 2016
    $29.00 CAD 7 x 10 x 1 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Why do planes disappear or fall out of the sky? Brace for Impact traces the evolution of accident investigation and explains why flying is the safest form of travel.

      The history of air accidents is a harrowing one. Yet today flying is the safest mode of transportation, thanks in no small part to the work of crash detectives. Whenever a plane falls from the sky, the investigators pick through the wreckage for the clues they need to decipher what happened to that flight. Before the invention of the ‘black box’ and the evolution of forensic accident investigation, the causes often remained a mystery.

      Since the Wright brothers first took flight, aircraft design, pilot training, aircraft maintenance, and air traffic control have all evolved to current standards of safety. Because of lessons learned from tragedies such as what befell the Comets in the 1950s, the Douglas DC-10s in the 1970s, and ill-fated Air India, TWA, and Swissair flights, flight safety continues to improve. In many ways, the history of aviation is the history of air crash investigation.
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      Peter Pigott is Canada’s foremost aviation author. Among his accomplishments are the histories of Air Canada, Trans-Canada Airlines, and Canadian Airlines. He is the author of From Far and Wide, Sailing Seven Seas, Canada in Sudan, and many more books. He lives in Ottawa.
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      Well-researched and presents a definitive history of Canadian aviation.
      What a cool book.
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    Canada's Fighting Pilots Edmund Cosgrove Canada, Brick Billing Canada
    9780919614970 Paperback HISTORY / Military Publication Date: June 01, 2003
    $26.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.43 in | 220 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Golden Dog Press
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      First published in the 1960s and long out of print, Edmund Cosgrove recounts the lives of Canada’s outstanding pilots and their exploits in the two world wars. From the brilliant individualists who flew in the First World War to the tough and dedicated bomber crews of the Second, this is the story of Canadian airmen and their remarkable contribution to the war effort. An essential book for any aviation and history enthusiast, the superbly readable original text that made this book a classic in its day is now supplemented with new and unpublished photos.

      Gathered together here are the stories of some of Canada’s most celebrated pilots; William "Billy" Bishop, whose daring, solo dawn raid on a German airfield won him the Victoria Cross; William Barker, who fought single-handedly an entire squadron of enemy aircraft; George "Buzz" Beurling, the ace of Malta who achieved a remarkable score of victories fighting from an island under siege; and Andrew Mynarski, whose attempts to save the life of a trapped comrade, high over Germany, ultimately cost him his own. This is their unforgettable story.

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      Edmund Cosgrove was a CBC-TV newsman who himself led a life of adventure as a soldier, sailor and news reporter. His book was the result of a keen interest in flying and his friendship with many who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

      Brick Billing is a writer, an aviation enthusiast and historian. A former pilot (and the son of a pilot), he currently lives in Ottawa with his wife and their two daughters. He has flown vintage aircraft and holds a Master's degree.

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    Canadians in Space The Forever Frontier John Melady Canada
    9781550029406 Paperback HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries Publication Date: August 24, 2009
    $27.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 232 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      In 1984, Marc Garneau became Canadas first astronaut and a national hero. Since then, seven of his fellow citizens have followed in his footsteps, many more than once. This book was written as a twenty-fifth anniversary tribute to these brave men and women who defied tremendous odds, risked their lives, and soared from Earth on sheets of flame.

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      John Melady is a veteran writer on Canadian history and space exploration. His many books include Pearson's Prize, Canadians in Space, Korea, and Heartbreak and Heroism. He lives in Egmondville, Ontario.

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      Dewey Diva Pick 2009, Winner
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      "The book is inspirational for younger people ... Canadians in Space, is an out of this world book, that should be read by all proud Canadians."

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