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Breakthrough!: Canada's Greatest Inventions and Innovations

by John Melady

Canada's greatest medical breakthrough might well be insulin, but the telephone, the light bulb, the jetliner, the BlackBerry, and basketball also had Canadians behind them. Author John Melady showcases the...

Star of Courage: Recognizing the Heroes Among Us

by John Melady

They are Canada's heroes, recipients of the prestigious Star of Courage, and these are the stories of their bravery.

Heartbreak and Heroism: Canadian Search and Rescue Stories

by John Melady

Accounts of some of the most dramatic search-and-rescue operations ever attempted in Canada.

Pearson's Prize

by John Melady

In fall 1956, Canada's Lester B. Pearson brought the world back from the brink of war, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.

Maple Leaf in Space: Canada's Astronauts

by John Melady

The launch of a spaceship is exciting and thousands of people come to watch. What makes it even more exciting is when we see fellow Canadians like Robert Thirsk, Julie Payette, and Guy Lalibert onboard. Maple...

Double Trap: The Last Public Hanging in Canada

by John Melady

In 1868, a man who robbed and killed a farmer and his family was hanged in Goderich. It was the last public hanging in Canada.