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Quest Biography 35-Book Bundle

Marshall McLuhan, Nellie McClung, René Lévesque and many more

by Judith Fitzgerald; Heather Kirk; Kate Braid; Raymond Plante; John Wilson; Roderick Stewart; Margaret Macpherson; Marguerite Paulin; Gary Evans; Michelle Labrèche-Larouche; Nathan Tidridge; Ray Argyle; Rosemary Sadlier; Peggy Dymond Leavey; Edward Butts; D.T. Lahey; Valerie Knowles; Julie H. Ferguson; Nicholas Maes; Tom Henighan; Wayne Larsen; André Vanasse; Anne Cimon; Tom Shardlow; Deborah Cowley; Francine Legaré; lian goodall; Sharon Stewart; Kathryn Bridge; Arthur Slade; T.F. Rigelhof & Ged Martin

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list price: $33.99
edition:eBook
published: 2013
ISBN:9781459728349
publisher: Dundurn
Description

This special bundle contains the first thirty-five books in the Quest Biography series, which profiles the lives of Canadians who have had a profound effect on their country and the world. Some of these figures are truly famous, while others were quietly influential. Among the wide variety of people we meet are: prime ministers (Mackenzie King, Macdonald, Laurier, and more); artists (Emily Carr, Tom Thomson); explorers (David Thompson, Samuel de Champlain), politicians (René Lévesque, Joey Smallwood), writers (Robertson Davies, Gabrielle Roy), entertainers (Emma Albani, Mary Pickford), activists (Nellie McClung, Louis Riel, Harriet Tubman), and many, many more. Let this series be your primer on the greatest figures in Canadian history.

Includes

  • Emma Albani
  • Emily Carr
  • George Grant
  • Jacques Plante
  • John Diefenbaker
  • John Franklin
  • Phyllis Munday
  • Wilfrid Laurier
  • William Lyon Mackenzie King
  • René Lévesque
  • Samuel de Champlain
  • John Grierson
  • Lucille Teasdale
  • Maurice Duplessis
  • David Thompson
  • Mazo de la Roche
  • Susanna Moodie
  • Gabrielle Roy
  • Louis Riel
  • James Wilson Morrice
  • Vilhjalmur Stefansson
  • Robertson Davies
  • James Douglas
  • William C. Van Horne
  • George Simpson
  • Tom Thomson
  • Simon Girty
  • Mary Pickford
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Laura Secord
  • Joey Smallwood
  • Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
  • John A. Macdonald
  • Marshall McLuhan
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About the Authors

Judith Fitzgerald

Judith Fitzgerald was born in 1952 in Toronto. She attended York University, where she earned both her BA and her MA. She has worked as editor of several Canadian poetry magazines. Fitzgerald also works as a biographer and an editor, and frequently reviews poetry for the Globe & Mail. Judith passed away peacefully on November 25, 2015.

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Heather Kirk

Heather Kirk writes books for young people and adults. Heather has also written newspaper articles, radio scripts, and scholarly criticism. She has won several awards for her work. Her website is at www.heatherkirk.ca.

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Kate Braid

Kate Braid is a poet, writer, and teacher. Her poetry books include Covering Rough Ground, To this Cedar Fountain, and Inward to the Bones, winner of the VanCity Book Award. Her essay "On Finding Sisterhood" appears in Bringing It Home, edited by Brenda Lea Brown.
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Raymond Plante

RAYMOND PLANTE has written more than 20 books for children and young adults. Among his many distinctions is the Mr Christie Children's Book Award which he received in 1995.
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John Wilson

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, John Wilson grew up on the Isle of Skye and outside Glasgow, without the slightest idea that he would ever write books. After obtaining a degree in geology from the University of St. Andrews, he worked in Zimbabwe and Alberta before taking up writing full time and moving to Vancouver Island in 1991. John is the author of numerous articles, essays, poems and reviews, and almost fifty novels and nonfiction books for kids, teens and adults. He was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award (The Alchemist's Dream, 2007), and his books have won or been shortlisted for most Canadian children's-literature prizes.


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Roderick Stewart

Roderick Stewart is the author of three books on Norman Bethune: The Mind of Norman Bethune (1990), Norman Bethune (1974), and Bethune (1973). He has written high school history textbooks and edited books for major Canadian publishers. He currently lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

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Margaret Macpherson

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Marguerite Paulin

Marguerite Paulin teaches at McGill University and also produces and hosts a radio program. She is also the author of René Lévesque (XYZ Publishing, 2004).

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Gary Evans

Gary Evans, author of The National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from 1949 to 1989 (1991), has published extensively on the history of media and communications. A former student of John Grierson, Evans completed his degree in history at McGill and currently teaches at the University of Ottawa. Since 1975 he has also worked as a consultant and writer for the NFB.

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Michelle Labrèche-Larouche

Michelle Labrèche-Larouche has always loved music and writing. She has been a researcher, journalist, and editor for Châtelaine for over 20 years and is now responsible for the magazine ís arts and entertainment pages.

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Nathan Tidridge

Nathan Tidridge was presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Prince of Wales in 2012. A high-school history teacher, he won the Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Teacher of the Year, 2008). Nathan is the author of Beyond Mainland, Canada’s Constitutional Monarchy, and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. He lives in Waterdown, Ontario.

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Ray Argyle

Ray Argyle is a journalist, the author of several books of biography and political history, and the recipient of a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canadian life. During his long association with France, he has spent many years tracking the political careers of Charles de Gaulle and his successors. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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Rosemary Sadlier

Rosemary Sadlier is an author and the president of the Ontario Black History Society. She was instrumental in establishing Black History Month in Canada. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Peggy Dymond Leavey

Peggy Dymond Leavey's previous books include Sky Lake Summer, The Deep End Gang, and The Path Through the Trees, all of which were nominated for the Silver Birch Award. Recently, she published Growing Up Ivy, Mary Pickford, and Laura Secord. Peggy lives in Trenton, Ontario.

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Edward Butts

Toronto-born writer ED BUTTS has written a two-volume history of crime of Canada with Harold Harwood.
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D.T. Lahey

D.T. Lahey is a retired Ontario teacher and department head of English. Lahey ís interest in genealogy led to research of Sir George Simpsonís origins, his wives, and his children. He has published articles breaking new ground in Simpson research in Families: The Journal of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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Valerie Knowles

Valerie Knowles is a journalist and writer who has published eleven non-fiction works. From Telegrapher to Titan: The Life of William C. Van Horne won the University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography for 2004 and the City of Ottawa Non-Fiction Book Award for 2005. She lives in Ottawa.

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Julie H. Ferguson

Julie H. Ferguson, a successful author and speaker, has been writing about the Canadian submarine service since 1984. Julie's submarine articles have appeared in Legion magazine, Sea Power, USNI Proceedings, and elsewhere; her second submarine book, Deeply Canadian: New Submarines for a New Millennium, was published in 2000.

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Nicholas Maes

Nicholas Maes is a high school history teacher and teaches classics at the University of Waterloo. His previous novels for young people are Crescent Star, Locksmith, and Transmigration. Maes' first Felix Taylor Adventure was Laughing Wolf, which was nominated for the Snow Willow Award. He lives in Toronto.

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Tom Henighan

Tom Henighan's numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry include The Maclean's Companion to Canadian Arts and Culture, The Well of Time, and the YA novel Viking Quest (2001). He lives in Ottawa, and teaches at Carleton University.

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Wayne Larsen

Wayne Larsen is a Montreal artist, editor, and writer whose work has appeared in a wide variety of publications. Currently, he teaches graduate-level journalism at Concordia University and is the author of A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter and James Wilson Morrice: Painter of Light and Shadow. He lives in Verdun, QC.

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André Vanasse

André Vanasse obtained a Ph.D. in literature from the Université de Paris-Vincennes. He is vice-chairman and editorial director of XYZ éditeur. He is directs the Romanichels and the Étoile variables collections, and is editor of the literary magazine Lettres Québécoises. André also writes novels and essays.

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Anne Cimon

Anne Cimon is a writer and poet, living near Montreal, Quebec. She has published four books of poetry. Cimon has also worked as a freelance writer for many years and her book reviews and literary articles have been published in many Canadian and U.S. magazines and newspapers.

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Tom Shardlow

Tom Shardlow's diverse writing ranges from poetry and prizewinning short fiction published in literary magazines to book reviews. His freelance work, which includes creative drawings and photographs, often appears as feature articles in magazines and in newspapers. He lives with his family on Vancouver Island.

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Deborah Cowley

Deborah Cowley, an Ottawa-based writer and broadcaster, is also the author of Cairo, A Practical Guide and co-author of One Woman's Journey: A Portrait of Pauline Vanier.

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Francine Legaré

A researcher and freelance writer, Francine Legaré lives in Quebec.

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lian goodall

lian goodall began reviewing Canadian children's books in the 1980s and currently has a regular column in the Guelph Mercury and St. Catharines Standard. Her first published book was Diego Maradona. Her second was William Lyon Mackenzie King. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Sharon Stewart

Sharon Stewart is a senior project editor in language arts at Pearson Education Canada. She is one of Canada's best-loved young adult novelists. She lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

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Kathryn Bridge

Kathryn Bridge, a Victoria-based archivist and historian, knows how to tell a good story. Her award-winning biographies about pioneering personalities rely on original diaries, letters, journals and historical photos to bring her subjects life. Her interest in the mountains began while she was playing in the alpine meadows of Mount Revelstoke as a youngster. Kathryn lives in Victoria, B.C.

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Arthur Slade

ARTHUR SLADE was raised on a ranch in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan. He is the author of seventeen novels for young readers including The Hunchback Assignments, which won the prestigious TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, and its three sequels, and Dust, winner of the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature. He is also the author of the acclaimed graphic novel Modo: Ember’s End. He lives in the mythical city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Web: arthurslade.com

Twitter: @arthurslade

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T.F. Rigelhof

Regina-born novelist, book reviewer, cultural critic, and award-winning memoirist T.F. Rigelhof resides in Montreal, Canada.

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Ged Martin

Ged Martin is a graduate of Cambridge University. Awarded the United Kingdom's first chair in Canadian Studies by the University of Edinburgh, he is the author of Britain and the Origins of Canadian Confederation, 1837-67 and Favourite Son? John A. Macdonald and the Voters of Kingston 1841-1891. He is adjunct professor of history at National University of Ireland Galway, and at the University of the Fraser Valley.

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