An author, journalist, researcher, editor, printer, and public speaker, Robert Boyer's life-long career with words began in ernest at age 19 when he became a newspaper editor, as his son Patrick recounts in this biography.
How 'Vinegar Jim' McRuer Became Canada's Greatest Law Reformer
Jim McRuer's eventful life on the path of the law took a long time getting started, and if not for two turning points in Muskoka, Canada's most famous law reformer might never have made it at all.
Captain Levi Fraser's 1940s history of Muskoka brings back to life our district's history with engaging portraits of our major lakes and towns, resorts and tourism, lumbering, boating, cultural life, newspapers, social and religious activity, local govern
The True Story of a Jamaican Born Canadian
Gerald A. Archambeau's life traces the leading edge of race relations in the workplace and shows how personal courage combined with a full repertoire of responses from a strong fist to detailed record-keeping of discriminatory practices and persistence in
Author James Dickson knew the Algonquin highlands better than anyone. His classic 1886 book is an account of a canoe trip, but more, it is a demonstration of woodland skills and a key to understanding Canadian essentials.
Calumny, Love, and the Secrets of Isaac Jelfs
Quiet Isaac Jelfs led many lives: a scapegoated law clerk in England; a soldier in the mad Crimean War; a lawyer on swirling Broadway Avenue in New York. His escape from each was wrapped in deep secrecy.
You're writing a book of short stories and poems?
Starting with conversations on the back deck of the residence and ending with this book, these authors have painstakingly compiled and transcribed dozens of stories from the various and unique residents of their retirement home.
Youthful Memories of Muskoka’s District Town
Author Robert Boyer remembers Bracebridge at a time when he was a youth and Muskoka's capital town was in transition with automobiles replacing the horse-and-buggy and pioneer era industries fading or closing with the Depression.
The Life of Rene M. Caisse, R.N. and the History of Essiac
This true story became a medical legend. Bracebridge nurse Rene Caisse provided a secret-forumula herbal tea to thousands of people desperate to fight their cancer. The medical establishment took exception, and battle on a second front ensued.
Cottagers remember the good old days
A memoir of Muskoka summers (and the odd winter) in the early 1900s: "food chilled by blocks of ice cut from the lake, a wandering cow munching oranges in the kitchen, excursions up the lake on elegant steamboats, and a 'floating store' (aka 'the supply boat') called at your dock every week."
Cottage Daze celebrates life at the cottage where the cottage is the main character, and family, friends, pets, and fellow cottagers are the supporting cast.
Memories of Norman Angus MacKay
The author's own adventures as a teamster in local lumber camps combine with his stories of early Dorset to present a lively picture of one of first places in the Muskoka-Haliburton region settled by Europeans.
Prospector and writer James Tough puts into words the daring exploits and dire experiences he encountered between 1962 and 1992 while prospecting in remote locations for valuable mineral deposits, in the process holding a mirror to northern and frontier
In the Backwoods of Muskoka, 1878
An illuminating and humorous biographical account of the "English Bloods" — young men sent to learn farming skills in Muskoka in pioneer times.
Stories From the Trail and Beyond
The 1930s Englishman who became Canada's aboriginal conservationist "Grey Owl" inspired naturalist writer Hap Wilson to follow his own meandering path into the wild. The result is this acount of bizarre and sublime adventures along the trail.