Starting in the 1930s, it traces the coming-of-age story of Oscar Wolf, an aboriginal boy from the Chippewas of Rama Indian Reserve in Ontario who is abandoned by his mother but eventually finds his way to multiple successes in life, encouraging us to exa
The Story of Doctor Norman Bethune
This book celebrates the turbulent career of Dr. Norman Bethune (1890–1939), a brilliant surgeon, campaigner for socialized medicine, and communist. Bethune’s courageous opposition to fascism, as well as his introduction of innovative techniques...
The first of "The Muskoka Novels"
The Summer Before The Storm, the first of "The Muskoka Novels", evokes a gracious, bygone era that still resonates in this legendary land of lakes.
A Paddler’s Perspective of Algonquin Park’s Enduring Mystery
Author Geoff Taylor’s remarkable story-telling skill is on full display as he dramatically unfolds the well-worn saga of Tom Thomson’s death from a totally different perspective. Two seasoned Algonquin Park guides are fishing on a summer morning when they pull Tom Thomson’s waterlogged corpse from Canoe Lake.
Confessions of a Wilderness Pathfinder
In an age when "survival" shows permeate the media, noted northern traveller Hap Wilson shares accounts of his lifelong involvement with wilderness living within the Canadian Shield. Wilson knows better than most how to live in the woods.
Then and Now
The 386-kilometer inland waterway between Lake Ontario and Lake Huron took a long time to plan and construct, in many stages. The combination of canals, locks, lakes, and rivers, linking the Bay of Quinte and Port Severn on Georgian Bay, runs along Severn River, the southern boundary of Muskoka District.
Reminiscences of Redmond Thomas
When Redmond Thomas penned these reminiscences in the late 1960s, he was seasoned in life as a lawyer, soldier, newspaper editor, and magistrate. Steeped in the history of Muskoka, he savoured the district's stories and tells them with charming flourish.
Book 3 of "The Muskoka Novels"
In this third volume of the acclaimed Muskoka Novels series, Gabriele Wills vividly evokes the triumph and tragedy of the glittering Jazz Age as it seduces a privileged summer community, and we stand witness to its sultry dance, Under the Moon.
Bracebridge, Muskoka, Ontario A Pictorial History
Written by Robert James Boyer for the Bracebridge Historical Society.