history

Category: history

Laura H. takes over the blog today to talk about editing Stealing Time by Anne Dublin!

Laura H:

Whenever I begin a new project with an author, I take time to do some preliminary research on the topic — whether it’s social history, hard-boiled detective stories, or YA (Young Adult) fiction — in order to get a “feel” for my subject matter.

One of the most exciting things about writing a book is that you learn so much along the way.  When I started researching Mobilize! I had a rather cartoonish view of former Prime Minister Mackenzie King.  He sounded rather dull but the more I read and studied about him the more I came to respect him.  Yes, he spent hours communing with the dead; yes,  he could be petty; and yes, he drove his staff to distraction with all his demands. He was an impossible boss.  But there is a lot more to him especially the more I began to realize that his top priority was always Canadian unity.

Interview with Julie H. Ferguson, author of Through a Canadian Periscope thumbnail

Julie H. Ferguson joins us on the blog today to talk about her book Through a Canadian Periscope, how she was able to research for this book, and her ideal writing environment.

Caitlyn: Tell us about your book.


Julie: Through a Canadian Periscope’s second edition celebrates the story of the Canadian submarine service on the occasion of its centenary in 2014.

Interview with Roger Gunn, author of Raymond Collishaw and the Black Flight thumbnail

Today on the blog we have an interview with Roger Gunn, author of Raymond Collishaw and the Black Flight. Roger has been a student of history since he was a young boy. When not reading about or researching the history of the First World War, he is an instructor of Human Resources Management at the JR Shaw School of Business at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. He currently lives in Edmonton.

Media Coverage for Canadian Dundurn titles is sending my Nationalism aflutter thumbnail

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Great White Fleet by John Henry is praised by Montreal Gazette for being a “Porthole into our passenger ship past.”

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