Category Archives: History

Sydney Bellingham’s Canada By William Hesler (33)

This is a unique book about Canada around the 1800’s.  It is an honest yet concise historical account of the main cities in Canada around that time. Sydney Bellingham came to Canada in 1824 from Ireland, alone, at the age … Continue reading

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Horizon by Barry Lopez (175)

When I saw this book on the new book shelf at my local library, I knew I had to read it. The cover absolutely had me sold on giving this book a read. And I am SO happy I did. … Continue reading

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Fierce Women Who Shaped Canada by Lisa Dalrymple (136)

This is a wonderful book about seven important women who have made and shaped Canada the place that it is. These women were brave, courageous and fierce–the exact traits that make women great at any time. This book is written … Continue reading

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Broken Pieces by Allison Lawlor (119)

This is a book about an orphan of the Halifax Explosion. Nothing seems sadder than being the only person who survives, especially if you are young and your parents and siblings are killed and you are left alone. One hundred … Continue reading

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From the Vault by Gennifer Grainger (18)

This book is a photo-history of London, Ontario. It contains hundreds of never-before-seen photos from London’s up to the 195o’s. Settled at the fork of the Thames River in early 1800’s, London was a small rural town when William Sutherland founded … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years of Struggle by Joan Sangster (167)

This is a wonderful book about the history of women and the vote in Canada.  It is hard to believe that so much positive has changed for women.  But it sure did take a long time! The achievement of the … Continue reading

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Don’t Let My Past Be Your Future by Harry Leslie Smith (147)

This is a wonderful book that is honest and poignant. It interweaves memoir and polemic in a call to arms.  The book is set in the Great Depression. Harry Leslie Smith is a great British stalwart. He is a survivor of the … Continue reading

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