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Globe and Mail/Ben McNally Books Authors' Brunch
Rise to Greatness
by Conrad Black
, The Last Hockey Game
by Bruce McDougall
, Between Gods
by Alison Pick
Brunch takes place in the Vanity Fair Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the King Edward Hotel. Tickets are $50.00 each (taxes included).
Please call 416-361-0032 with your credit card information to reserve a ticket.
Rise to Greatness by Conrad Black
Spanning 874 to 2014, this masterful history challenges our perception of our history and Canada's role in the world. From Champlain to Carleton; Baldwin and Lafontaine to MacDonald, Laurier, and King; Canada's role in peace and war to Quebec's quest for autonomy; Black takes on sweeping themes and vividly recounts the story of Canada's development from colony to dominion to country. Brilliantly conceived, this major new re-examination of our country's history is a riveting tour de force.
The Last Hockey Game by Bruce McDougall
On May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy. This was only the fifth time the teams had ever played each other in the Stanley Cup finals. But this wasn’t simply a game. That night, the Leafs would win the Cup. The next season, the National Hockey League would expand to twelve teams. Players would form an association to begin collective bargaining. Hockey would become big business. The NHL of the “Original Six” would be a thing of the past.
Between Gods by Alison Pick
Alison Pick was born in the 1970s and raised in a supportive, loving family. As a teenager, she made a discovery that instantly changed her understanding of her family, and her vision for her own life, forever. She learned that her Pick grandparents, who had escaped from the Czech Republic during WWII, were Jewish--and that most of this side of the family had died in concentration camps. In this raw yet sublime memoir, Alison recounts her struggle with the meaning of her faith, her journey to convert to Judaism, her battle with depression, and her path towards facing and accepting the past and embracing the future--including starting a new family of her own. (Jenni_Canuck)… (more)
Event location: Vanity Fair Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the King Edward Hotel, 37 King St. East, Toronto, ON M5C 1E9
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David Von Drehle
discusses Triangle: The Fire that Changed America
from the publisher's website On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village. Within minutes it had spread to consume the building's upper three stories. Firemen who arrived at the scene were unable to rescue those trapped inside: their ladders simply weren't tall enough. People on the street watched in horror as desperate workers jumped to their death. The final toll was 146 people -- 123 of them women. It was the worst disaster in New York City history. This harrowing yet compulsively readable book is both a chronicle of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and a vibrant portrait of an entire age. It follows the waves of Jewish and Italian immigration that inundated New York in the early years of the century, filling its slums and supplying its garment factories with cheap, mostly female labor. It portrays the Dickensian work conditions that led to a massive waist-worker's strike in which an unlikely coalition of socialists, socialites, and suffragettes took on bosses, police, and magistrates. Von Drehle shows how popular revulsion at the Triangle catastrophe led to an unprecedented alliance between idealistic labor reformers and the supremely pragmatic politicians of the Tammany machine. (timspalding)… (more)
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