Backlist: Biography

 
Preimier Stephan McNeil 
Premier Stephen McNeil
A Story of a Nova Scotian Family
by Dave and Paulette Whitman

The McNeil and Mombourquette saga began in Cape Breton, Spryfield , then to the Annapolis Valley.  Widowed when Stephen was eight, his mother, Theresa, brought up fourteen children in their Upper Granville home. 

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Cable Captain
Burying Cables Under the Ocean Floor
by Julian C.S. Bloomer

This is the remarkable story of Captain Melville Henry Bloomer and the cable ships he commanded. Written by Captain Bloomer’s son, this is a fascinating read for anyone interested in marine history and engineering.

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Vittorio's Journey 

Vittorio's Journey 
An Italian Immigrant’s Story
by Jason Lynch

From boyhood poverty in the ‘30s to immigration in the ‘50s, Vittorio’s experiences include surviving a sinking submarine and imprisonment in Allied prisoner of war camps  in Great Britain and America. 

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The Boy Who Was Bullied

The Boy Who Was Bullied
John Peters Humphrey – Drafter of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
by  Anne Huestis Scott

Born in Hampton, New Brunswick in 1905, John Peters Humphrey suffered much personal loss, including the loss of his left arm at age 6, however, he rose above tragedy and bullying to become an international hero.

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Au-dela de l'intimidation

Au-dela de l'intimidation
(The Boy Who Was Bullied- French Edition)
John Peters Humphrey – Drafter of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
by  Anne Huestis Scott

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With the Snap of a Glove
One Man’s Account of Living with Prostate Cancer
by Dan Hennessey

Since receiving the news that he had cancer over four years ago, the author has seen many changes in his life both medically and personally. He has chronicled his experiences in this book that it might help others. “Together as a team we are strong and can defeat this terrible disease – we have to because there are people depending upon us.” 

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Lucy Maude
Andy’s
by Heather Irving

Whether it be through rum-running and the Prohibition, the restaurants or the racetrack, the Town Council or the Horsemen’s Club, Andy knew in his heart that none of it would have been possible had it not been for all of the people who helped and worked for him along the way. The goodwill Andy left his family allowed them, for over 75 years, to remain successful in the restaurant industry. 

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  Leaving Home
PEI Farm Boy… CNN News Anchor
by David Compton

In this charming true life story beginning in the mid-1940s, David Compton takes us on his engaging journey from PEI farm boy to CNN news anchor.

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Lucy Maude
The Island Doctor
Memories, myths and musings of a country doctor
by J. Cameron MacDonald MD

As a young medical school graduate, Dr. J. Cameron MacDonald chose to take over a rural practice in the Bay of Fundy. For five years, he was the only medical doctor on the Digby Islands — 40 miles and a ferry ride from the nearest hospital. He looked after 1,200 people, delivered 57 babies at home with chloroform anaesthesia, told time by the tides, got paid in lobster and loved the life.

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  My Mi’kmaq Mother
byJulie Pellissier-Lush

This is a flavourful account of a young Mi’kmaq girl’s life without her Mi’kmaq mother. Searching for the essence of a mother she barely had a chance to know, the reader is drawn into the world of the Mi’kmaq people.

Written about the past with a modern sensibility, the writer’s unique approach brings meaning and warmth, even much humour to her challenges and joys of everyday life.

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  The Artist & the Colonel
The Story of Mabel Killam Day and Frank Parker Day
by Bill Crowell

This is the story of a loving marriage between two strong-minded, accomplished and well-known Nova Scotians. The artist, Mabel Killam Day, made her name as a Canadian painter, and her popularity continues to grow.

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  Married to Red Serge
One Woman's Life With a Nova Scotia Mountie
by  Judith Thompson

When Judith Thompson got her man, she got more than she bargained for — she not only married her Mountie, she also wedded the RCMP. Life as a 'Red Serge Wife' was like having a second family. It brought lasting friendships and support, but the Force was also a demanding task-master.

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  Orville B. Pulsifer
by A. Ross Brown

Orville Pulsifer was a prominent aviator, businessman and inventor, who welcomed every challenge that ever placed itself in his path.

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