Backlist: History & Politics

 
Lucy Maude

Sweet Suburb 
A History of Prince’s Lodge, Birch Cove and Rockingham
by Sharon and Wayne Ingalls

This lavishly illustrated history traces the little-known story of how a wilderness was transformed into a pleasant leafy suburb, weaving together many stories of the people who chose to make it their home. 

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Lucy Maude
Wilderness Home
The Loyalist Founding of Country Harbour
by Marion Timmons

In the winter of 1783, two ships loaded with Loyalists from the Carolina colonies leave Halifax to establish Country Harbour. Their adventures and that of prominent Loyalist descendents are described to the present. 

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Lucy Maude
Imperoyal Village
Our Place in the Past
by John D. Hartley

Imperial Oil built Imperoyal Village between it’s refinery in Dartmouth Nova Scotia and the Shearwater Naval Air Station just as WW I was ending. We experience “the Wonder Town” through the villager’s stories, and archival and personal photographs.

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Lucy Maude
Glen Margaret
by Anita Crathorne Legalley

Located on St. Margaret's Bay near Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia, Glen Margaret is noted for its islands and sheltered coves. Most residents now commute to Halifax for employment, but previous generations made a living from a mixture of agriculture, fishing and tourism.

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Lucy Maude

Life on Croucher's Island
by Maggie B. Boutilier

Maggie Beatrice Slauenwhite married Wentworth Willis Boutilier on April 13, 1918. After the war he took the job of lighthouse keeper on Croucher's Island in Saint Margaret's Bay. They would live on the island until 1944.

This is a chronicle of their lives during that period, as written by Maggie from her memory of the events.

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Lucy Maude
Nova Scotia's Ethnic Roots
by Alfreda Withrow

During the past two hundred and fifty years, numerous ethnic groups have continued to emigrate to Nova Scotia from their homelands.This book reveals why the various immigrants decided to settle in this province, what happened to them during their flight and where they decided to put down their roots.

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Lucy Maude
Outposts of Celtica
History and Heroes of the Celtic World
by J.P. MacLean

The surviving Celtic world of today, though vibrant and engaging in itself, is only a remnant of the culture that once dominated most of Europe and parts of Asia. From the Anatolian plains in present day Turkey to the Highlands of Scotland, the tribal Celts reigned supreme across this vast expanse for over four hundred years.

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Lucy Maude
The People's Choice
by  Peter McCreath

This is an ideal book for anyone who has dreamt of a life in politics. Written by a writer who went into politics, it reads like a novel. The author reflects on his political career in the aftermath of defeat in the federal election of 1993. The book is very candid and relatively free of partisanship. Readers of all political persuasions will enjoy it. 

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Lucy Maude
Point Pleasant Park
An Illustrated History
by Janet Kitz, historian &
Gary Castle, photographer 

The first and only history of this venerable and in-the-news park. From the beginning, when the land was a military base, citizens used it for Sunday drives and pond skating. It is strewn with historical artifacts and remains the prime natural retreat in Halifax. All is brought to life in well-researched, lively prose and hundreds of photos, most in colour.

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Lucy Maude
Politics of Nova Scotia (1710-1896)
by J. Murray Beck

This is the first of a two-volume set named Politics of Nova Scotia. It provides a definitive overview of Nova Scotia's rich political history. The book is straightforward, extraordinarily comprehensive, and yet easy and enjoyable to read.

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Lucy Maude
Politics of Nova Scotia (1896-1988)
by J. Murray Beck

This is the second in a two-volume set namedPolitics of Nova Scotia. It starts with Premier Murray and takes us to the Buchanan years. It provides many insights into the personalities involved.

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