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    Leaving Dublin Writing My Way from Ireland to Canada Paperback Brian Brennan 9781926855745 $19.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 15, 2011
    Leaving Dublin: Writing My Way from Ireland to Canada is an engaging and entertaining exploration of a man’s life that begins in middle-class Dublin, includes stints as a travelling musician and broadcaster in Canada, and culminates in a career as an award-winning journalist and bestselling author. With passion, candour, humour and vivid stories, Brian Brennan tells how he left a soul-destroying job in the Irish civil service to seek new opportunities in a country where he had no friends and no family connections. He offers revealing glimpses o... + Read More
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    Morning Light Triumph at Sea & Tragedy on Everest Hardcover Margaret Griffiths 9781897522080 $9.95 TRAVEL Sep 09, 2008
    In the spring of 1982, 68-year-old George Griffiths sailed solo from Britain to Barbados, where he was met by his two sons. The younger son, Mark, joined his father to sail home to Canada by way of the Panama Canal and up the Pacific coast. Mark's older brother, Blair, flew home to begin work as a CBC cameraman documenting the Canadian Mount Everest Expedition Team, with its 26 climbers, 30 Sherpas and more than 200 porters. Six months later, Blair Griffiths was dead, crushed by a six-storey wall of Everest ice. Through heroic efforts the team... + Read More
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    The Diva & the Rancher The Story of Norma Piper and George Pocaterra Paperback Jennifer Hamblin 9781894765701 $29.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 25, 2006
    The story begins in 1903, when George left Italy and came to the Canadian Rockies with hopes of striking it rich. While establishing the Buffalo Head Ranch in the Alberta foothills, he became friendly with the neighbouring Stoney, with whom he explored much of what is now Kananaskis Country. In 1933 he returned to Italy, where he met and fell in love with Norma Piper, a young Calgary singer who had moved to Italy to study opera. They eventually married, and George took over the management of Norma’s rising operatic career. However, the onset o... + Read More
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    R.M. Patterson A Life of Great Adventure Hardcover David Finch 9780921102755 $29.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 01, 2000
    "I think that will be a great adventure" said R.M. Patterson's mentor at the Bank of England when informed of the young man's decision to leave for Canada in 1924. He could not have known all the adventures that awaited Patterson in the Canadian wilds. This biography goes with Patterson to the Peace River country of northern Alberta where he homesteaded and on to the Northwest Territories, where he lived out his dream-questing after the fabled Nahanni gold on the River of Death. There, his escapades earned him the title "Hard to Kill" and prov... + Read More
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    Don Forest Quest for the Summits Paperback Kathy Calvert 9781894765374 $9.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 01, 2003
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    Lizzie Rummel Baroness of the Canadian Rockies Paperback Ruth Oltmann 9780921102397 $9.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 01, 1983
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    Mountain Odyssey One Man's Summer in the Canadian Rockies Paperback Brent Lea 9780921102991 $9.95 TRAVEL May 01, 2003


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