Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Bearing Witness

Journalists, Record Keepers and the 1917 Halifax Explosion

Bearing Witness tells the story of the Explosion, and the catastrophic damage it caused, through the eyes and words of more than two dozen journalists and record keepers who experienced it first … 221 View

Fastest in the World

The Saga of Canada's Revolutionary Hydrofoils

Like the builders of the Avro Arrow, the pioneers of hydrofoils are celebrated in this book for their world-class accomplishments. When Alexander Graham Bell was experimenting with flying … 98 View

Merchant Princes

Halifax's First Family of Finance, Ships and Steel

This book tells the story of an extraordinary family of merchants and entrepreneurs. It begins in 1810, when William Stairs opened a small general store on the Halifax waterfront. Over the next … 376 View
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Acknowledgements

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Introduction

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The Stairs Family: An Overview; Foreword by Peter G.White; Introduction: A Nova Scotia Dynasty

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Provides an overview of the Stairs family and its history, the preface notes an oddity and missing information from their research which has revealed a mysterious aspect to the Stairs family, the … 18 $1.80 Add
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Beginnings

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1730-1797. Looks at the marriage between Hannah Roe and John Steers (not Denis Stairs as was previously thought) their time in Grenada, examines Hannah’s two other marriages after … 24 $2.40 Add
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Air Water, and Nova Scotia

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A brief overview of the evolution of high speed transportation throughout the 20th century and an introduction to Nova Scotia’s role in the development of two record breaking watercraft: … 1 $0.10 Add
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The Role of Canada’s Chief Press Censor

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Triumph of Technology

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Explains the triumph that was the Titanic and the reasons for them calling it the unsinkable ship, and the luxury involved in the travel, the onboarding of the passengers in European ports, Looks … 3 $0.30 Add
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Bell and Baldwin

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1870-1909. Examines the partnership of Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin and what led to the creadtion of the HD-4, a record-breaking hydrofoil. 9 $0.90 Add
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Journalists and Record Keepers Who Experienced the Explosion Firsthand

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The Patriarch

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1797-1865. Focuses on the life of William Stairs known as the patriarch of the Stairs family. The chapter looks at the fortune to be made in shipping, the struggles the family had, … 33 $3.30 Add
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"A Boat Which is Not a Boat"

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1908-1918. Outlines the development of Baldwin and Bell’s HD series from 1 to 4 and their quest for hydrofoil self-propulsion. 12 $1.20 Add
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A Merchant’s Needs

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1819-1867.Traces the impact of William James (WJ) Stairs and examines his interest in politics, the expansion of the family firm, his dealings with the Confederacy during the US Civil War, … 35 $3.50 Add
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Visiting Canadian Journalists and the Aftermath

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