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Just another minute : more glimpses of our great Canadian heritage

Author: Marsha Boulton
Publisher: Boston ; Toronto : Little, Brown and Co. Canada, ©1997.
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Glimpses into Canada's past.
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Genre/Form: FAQs
History
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marsha Boulton
ISBN: 0316104183 9780316104180
OCLC Number: 36693364
Description: 201 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Origins --
1497: Hats off to the beaver: Castor canadensis: our national rodent --
1535: The Anneda solution: solving the scurrilous scourge of scurvy --
1606: Easier said than done: Marc Lescarbot searches for a haven in the wilderness --
1663: The fattest and the rest: Women are the clue to population --
1851: Eoin A' Chuan: Norman MacLeod leads Gaelic "Sea Birds" on a mass migration --
1877: by many names shall you know him: Crowfoot: the relinquishing of a birthright --
1914: Who is what and what is who: how a Canadian bear became Winnie the Pooh --
1923: an Alleluia in the sky: the crackling candle dragon of the Northern dawn --
2. Heroes, heroines and the odd villain --
1692: holding the fort: The glorious inclination of Madeleine de Vercheres --
1856: the Hanging Judge: Matthew Begbie: have gavel will travel --
1867: Captain courageous : William Jackman follows the family creed to heroism --
1874: no nudder like him : Jerry Potts of the North-West Mounted Police --
1878: Where's Joe's beef?: Charles McKiernan: the generous innkeeper --
1910: leave it to the beaver : Max Aitken makes hay whether or no the sun shines --
1938: the sitdowners : Steve Brodie leads a transients' strike --
1946: Tickling the dragon's tail : Louis Slotin's supercritical sacrifice --
1955: Ekoktoegee: Judge Sissons listens to the Inuit --
3. Herstory: 1794: A Royal Canadian love story : Madame St. Laurent and her Prince in Halifax --
1857: No sex please, we're doctors : The posthumous unmasking of Dr. Barry --
1858: A spy for the Yankees --
Sarah Emma Edmonds crosses more than enemy lines --
1882: The right to be beautiful : Elizabeth Arden changes the face of women --
1897: for home and country : Adelaide Hoodless : Woman of vision --
1898: Our lady of the sourdough : Martha Black's "beloved Yukon" adventure --
1915: "For there shall be a performance" : Sister Aimee Semple McPherson finds her voice --
4. Sports --
1892 Turn-of-the-century terminator --
Louis Cyr and eighteen fat men --
1904: Singing on the greens : George S. Lyon : Canada's swingingest Olympian --
1907: The running man : Tom "Wildfire" Longboat gives his everything --
1909: Just for the fun of it : Tommy Ryan turns ten-pins into five --
1912: turn him loose! : Tom Three Persons tames cyclone --
1922: The big train that could : all-round all-star Lionel Conacher --
1928: Gilding the Saskatoon lily : Ethel Catherwood flies throught the air --
5. Adventure, discovery and art : 1578: fools rush in : Martin Frobisher leads the first god rush --
1842 : a hatful of grain : David Fife reaps what he sows --
1896: the great Canadian kisser: May Irwin delivers a fifty-foot pucker --
1913: One with the soil : Charles Noble's blade takes root on the prairies --
1914: the pie man : Mack Sennett : the king of comedy --
1915: Born of fire and blood : John McCrae's poem of sacrifice and challenge --
1929: She did it her way --
La Bolduc : first lady of Chanson --
1930: The wonder mush revolution : Pablum : the glop that makes you grow --
6. Transportation --
1862: Humps along the Fraser : Camels sting in the Cariboo gold rush --
1876: That long distance feeling : phoning and flying with Mr. and Mrs. Bell --
1898: Press pass 110 : Kit Coleman : war correspondent --
1900: Radio man : Reginald Fessenden : the father of radio --
1915: the maverick muse of the west : Uncorking the conscience of Bob "Eye-Opener" Edwards --
1921: "Just once more" : the unforgettable Bluenose --
1929: The Picasso of bush pilots : "Punch" Dickins wings it with style.
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