Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Some books read in 2015

Genghis Khan, The Emperor of All men, by Harold Lamb. 1927.

The Discoveries. Great Breakthroughs in 20th Century Science, by Alan Lightman. Vintage Canada. 2006.

Through A Howling Wilderness. Benedict Arnold's March to Quebec, 1775, by Thomas A Desjardin. St. Martin's Press, New York. 2006.

The Secret Book of Grazia dei Rossi, by Jacqueline Park. Scribner, Simon & Schuster. 1997.

William Saunders and His Five Sons. The Story of the Marquis Wheat Family, by Elsie M. Pomeroy. Ryerson Press. Toronto. 1956.

The Concise Illustrated History of the American Revolution. Joseph P. Cullen and Frederic Ray. National Historical Society. Stackpole Books. 1972. A quick read. Covers major battles but not in detail. Does not cover the war in the Mohawk Valley of New York in much detail.

The Wolves of St. Peter's (a novel), by Gina Buonaguro and Janice Kirk. Harper Collins Publishers, Toronto. 2013.  [An historical murder mystery, which leans more towards historical. Easy read.]

The Upper Ottawa Valley, a glimpse of history, by Clyde C. Kennedy. Renfrew County Council. 1970.

On the Frontier (Frontieres). Photographes by the Geological Survey of Canada. Government of Canada. 1982.

The Lord Selkirk Settlers in Belfast Prince Edward Island, by Mary Stuart Sage. n.d.

River Boy, Life Along the St. John, by James K. Chapman. Brunswick Press, Fredericton, NB, 1980.

Season of Canada, by Val Clery &  Bill Brooks. Hounslow Press, Willowdale, ON. 1979.

Ghost Fox, by James Houston. McClelland and Stewart, Toronto. 1977. [Story of an Indian captive during the Seven years War 1755 or therabouts.]

The Hundred Years War. The English in France, 1337-1453. By Desmond Seward. Atheneum. New York. 1978.

Early Days on the Great Lakes. The Art of William Armstrong. By Henry C Campbell. McClelland and Stewart. Toronto. 1971. [Interesting views the country from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s.]

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