THE RAFTSMEN OF THE OTTAWA AND ST. LAURENCE RIVERS

Historical Non-Fiction, Memoirs / Biographies, Our Books
Author: Leon-A. Robidoux Synopsis: The 1800s—the era of the timber trade in Ontario and Quebec—lumber camps supplied logs to sawmills or forwarding companies, workers built rafts of the felled timber, and raftsmen were hired to take them down the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers to the Port of Quebec, where they were disassembled and the timber shipped to England. The author brings to life the story of the raftsmen, whose work helped shape Canada and then faded into history. Genre: Historic Non-fiction, Biography Published in: 2008 No. of Pages: 197 ISBN: 9781896754383
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COURAGE, LOVE AND LUCK

Bilingual / Translations, Memoirs / Biographies, Our Books
Author: Friederike Czerny Synopsis: From the German, also published by SHORELINE. Friederike (Frieda) is born in Austria, in 1923, and spends her first three years with Fani Tante. She is then reunited with her parents, who, like everyone else, are struggling to make ends meet. Times are hard during and after World War I, and the new Republic is trying to recover and rebuild. Frieda meets Ernst Czerny, a young Austrian soldier conscripted into the German Army. They marry in 1942, during World War II. Trying to find a job, a place to live and a baby on the way, Frieda is helped by Ernst near the end of the war. These travels, with Peter in his carriage, are fraught with the danger of meeting German SS or Soviet troops…
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