Exploring bold new perspectives on our country, our athletic heroes, and the magic of the natural world, The Look Book offers a taste of non-fiction from across the Fall 2016 Simon & Schuster Canada list.
Experience the sweeping history of Canada through its people and ideas, then discover the tales of those who found shelter here from the storm of revolution. Learn the bizarre and fascinating science behind every day phenomena, and answer more than a few age-old questions. Connect with two of hockey’s greatest players: one who helped define the game today and one who’s forging its future.
With chapter excerpts from the following Fall 2016 new releases:
The McDavid Effect: Connor McDavid and the New Hope for Hockey, by Marty Klinkenberg
The Promise of Canada:150 Years—People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country, by Charlotte Gray
Bleeding Blue: Giving My All for the Game, by Wendel Clark
The Science of Why: Answers to Questions About the World Around Us, by Jay Ingram
Hostages to Fortune:The United Empire Loyalists and the Making of Canada, by Peter C. Newman
We hope you learn something extraordinary.
The Team at Simon & Schuster Canada
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Marty Klinkenberg is a three-time National Newspaper Award winner for long-form stories. His year-long series on Connor McDavid in TheGlobe and Mail traced the young star’s rookie year in the NHL. The McDavid Effect is his first book.
Charlotte Gray, one of Canada’s pre-eminent biographers and historians, has won many awards for her work, including the prestigious Pierre Berton Award for a body of historical writing, the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, the Ottawa Book Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the CAA Birks Family Foundation Award for Biography. Over nine superb biographies, from Mrs. King and Sisters in the Wilderness to The Massey Murder, and masterful books such as The MuseumCalled Canada and Canada: A Portrait in Letters, she has brought our past to vivid life. Gray is a Member of the Order of Canada and was a panelist on the 2013 edition of CBC Radio’s Canada Reads. She lives in Ottawa.
Wendel Clark was born and raised in Kelvington, Saskatchewan. Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs first overall in the 1985 NHL draft, Wendel set the Leafs record for goals by a rookie. He was named the seventeenth captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1991, and he played thirteen of his fifteen seasons in Toronto, where his leadership, scoring prowess, and physical play endeared him to fans. Still active in the Leafs organization today, Wendel also works with many charities and a number of corporations. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Denise, and three children, Kylie, Kassie, and Kody.
Jay Ingram was the host of Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet for sixteen years, and before that hosted CBC Radio’s national science show Quirks & Quarks. He has written fifteen books, including the runaway bestsellers The Science of Why and The Science of Why 2. He has never been attacked by a shark. Visit Jay at JayIngram.ca. Follow him on Twitter @JayIngram.
Peter C. Newman has been writing about Canadian history and politics for half a century. His previous works include the bestselling history of the Hudson's Bay Company, Company of Adventurers, as well as books on prime ministers John Diefenbaker, Lester B. Pearson, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and Brian Mulroney. A former editor-in-chief of the Toronto Star and Maclean’s, Newman has won a half dozen of the country’s most illustrious literary awards, including the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize for his memoir, Here Be Dragons: Telling Tales of People, Passion and Power. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada. Newman lives in Belleville, Ontario.
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