Biography, Memoirs & Letters

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They Call Me Father

Memoirs of Father Nicolas Coccola

UBC Press

These fascinating memoirs of Father Nicolas Coccola, a Corsican-born Oblatean who arrived in British Columbia in 1880, reveal the complexity of the work carried out by ordinary missionary priests.

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The Letters of Malcolm Lowry and Gerald Noxon, 1940-1952

UBC Press

These letters observe the mind of eminent author Malcolm Lowry at play on questions of literary technique, on films, and on the beauties and rigors of life in his Dollarton shack on an inlet near Vancouver.

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Robert Brown and the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition

Edited by John Hayman
UBC Press

The remarkable journal of the 1864 Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition, a four-and-a-half-month journey that describes the island's pristine wilderness, as well as Cowichan, Chemainus, and Comox and the coal-mining town of Nanaimo.

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Dear Nan

Letters of Emily Carr, Nan Cheney, and Humphrey Toms

Edited by Doreen Walker
UBC Press

This collection includes 150 letters Emily Carr wrote to her friends Nan Cheney and Humphrey Toms, and 100 other letters relating mainly to Emily Carr written between 1930 to 1945, the most prolific period in Carr's career as both painter and writer.

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A Beautiful, Cruel Country

The University of Arizona Press

Arizona's Arivaca Valley lies only a short distance from the Mexican border and is a rugged land in which to put down stakes. When Arizona Territory was America's last frontier, this area was homesteaded by Anglo and Mexican settlers alike, who often displaced the Indian population that had lived there for centuries. This frontier ...

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The Railway King of Canada

Sir William Mackenzie, 1849-1923

UBC Press

A dramatic biography of the now-forgotten Canadian entrepreneur, who spearheaded the most technologically advanced projects ever undertaken in the country, and built a business empire that stretched to Brazil, but was virtually bankrupt by the time of this death.

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