Formac Publishing

Showing 1–16 of 254 results

Title & Subtitle Abstract Contributors Pages Year Purchase

A Halifax Boyhood

Growing up on the city's outskirts in the 1940s and 50s

Anyone who grew up in the late 1940s and 50s will recognize themselves and their experiences in this story of a Halifax boyhood. Whether its the thrill of skating while holding someones hand for … ; 96 View

A Lucky Life

As a longtime pediatrician, Richard Goldbloom placed a high value on connecting with and communicating with his patients and their parents. His ability to reach an audience is evident in this … 304 View

Canada’s Bastions of Empire

Halifax, Victoria and the Royal Navy 1749-1918

This book offers a fresh perspective on North American history, and the key role played by Halifax and Victoria in ensuring that Canada emerged as an independent country in the 20th century. … 280 View

Equal as Citizens

The tumultuous and troubled history of a great Canadian idea

No matter where they live, Canadians expect and receive equal benefits from their government when it comes to old age pensions, consular services when travelling abroad, and airline safety. … 312 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

Loyalist Rebellion in New Brunswick

A defining conflict for Canada's political culture

The American refugees who fled north to Canada after Britain’s defeat by the revolutionary U.S. army were determined to build a culture separate from the U.S. By their numbers and their … 184 View

Oak Island and Its Lost Treasure

Third Edition

Civil engineers Graham Harris and Les MacPhie have spent over a decade investigating the enigma of Nova Scotia’s Oak Island. In this new edition of their book, they set out the previously … 264 View

Pilgrim Souls

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

This memoir focuses on an experience all of us dread. Pat Lotz was an accomplished author and editor, active in her community, and a loving wife and mother. She succumbed to dementia which was … 224 View

Samuel Cunard

Nova Scotia's Master of the North Atlantic

An illustrated biography of a Canadian who sparked a world transportation revolution In North America, the name Cunard is synonymous with shipping. This book traces the entrepreneurial rise of … 112 View

South End Boy

Growing up in Halifax in the tumultuous '30s and '40s

In this memoir Jim Bennet introduces us to Halifax of the 1930s and ’40s: one full of coal smoke and rival gangs, chuffing freight trains and pine tar soap. He takes the reader along with … 143 View

The Attack on Nova Scotia’s Schools

The story behind 25 years of tumultuous change

Nova Scotia’s public schools and their students have faced dramatic conflict and drastic change over the past 25 years. While critics charge that schools are failing kids, teachers have … 180 View

The Teen Sex Trade

My Story

Jade Brooks grew up like any other kid — she played with friends, lovingly teased and was teased by her siblings, and excelled at school. It wasn’t until she was removed from her … 200 View

The Wheel of Things

A Biography of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery is Canada’s best-known writer of children’s fiction. Anne of Green Gables — in print, film, television or on stage — captures people’s imaginations as easily now as it did … View

They Called Me Chocolate Rocket

The Life and Times of John Paris, Jr., Hockey's First Black Professional Coach

In the ultra-competitive junior hockey leagues in the early 1960s, a young man could tolerate nearly anything that helped him stand out from the hordes of other prospects, so John Paris, Jr. did … ; 272 View

Titanic Remembered

The Unsinkable Ship and Halifax

The sinking of the ocean-liner Titanic in April of 1912 captured the attention of the world; as the nearest large port to the site of the disaster, Halifax became the focus of the world’s … 72 View
From

Acknowledgements

From: Fastest in the World

Preview

Acknowledgements 1 $0.10 Add