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A light, binge-readable guide to the quirks and oddities of Waterloo's history — the kind of weird and wonderful local colour that doesn't make it into the history books or onto commemorative plaques Stories include the Underground Railroad in Waterloo, William Lyon Mackenzie King's séances, and the intricate and dangerous Prohibition-era bootlegging operations Author received the 2015 Jean Steckle Award for Excellence in Heritage Education Author has appeared on local radio and TV discussing local history and is a skilled presenter

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Genre: History
Author: Joanna Rickert-Hall
Publisher: Dundurn
Release: 2019-06-22
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781459742925

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Social historian Joanna Rickert-Hall dives into the history lived out in the margins of mainstream stories: the ex-slaves, the cholera victims, the grave digging doctor, the séance-loving politician, the rumrunner, and the sorcery-practising healer. This is Waterloo You Never Knew, revealed.

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Genre: History
Author: Joanna Rickert-Hall
Publisher: Dundurn
Release: 2019-07-16
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781459742901

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This is 150 pages crammed with eighty four pomes presented in an easily readable style. Short titles have been chosen so that the plot and punch line are not always immediately obvious. Pomes are a reflection of everyday life and happenings with a wry twist. The subjects vary widely and randomly, the only consistent theme is that all except the first three are in alphabetical order. No two pomes cover the same subject although The Fantasies' and The Ponderer' are close but different. Some are based on Thad's early life in London while others derive from living close to the countryside in later life. A few touch on solutions to insoluble problems but only in a light hearted manner, for example The Roads'. The only pome with a message is The Time'. There is of course the odd cheeky pome and romantic pome to cover as much of life's spectrum as possible. Some of the pomes relate true happenings and it could be fun to try to pick them out The rest are pure imagination. The title Pomes' is a legacy from my late sister Eileen who was an absolute wizard at advertising rhymes and jingles she called Pomes. So in some way this book is a late tribute to Eileen; if I have only been half as good as Eileen then hopefully you will enjoy these pomes as much as I have enjoyed writing them. In all honesty I cannot offer a money back guarantee since tastes will differ .But I just offer you this thought . As an engineer I have a very practical and logical mind, but I can assure you I have witnessed poltergeists in action. My aunt was a psychic medium and called me a reincarnate. I try hard to keep an open mind about everything, but I believe my sister has in some way guided me while writing the verses. I know what I think, I do not ask you to believe it. I have to ask myself why this sudden urge to write pomes and all written within six months and never before have I written a pome, poem, or verse. (Spooky Eh?)

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Thad Sherman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2012-09-01
File: 154 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781479720903

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The smartphone was an incredibly successful Canadian invention created by a team of engineers and marketers led by Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. But there was a third key player involved — the community of Kitchener-Waterloo. In this book Chuck Howitt offers a new history of BlackBerry which documents how the resources and the people of Kitchener-Waterloo supported, facilitated, benefited from and celebrated the achievement that BlackBerry represents. After its few short years of explosive growth and pre-eminence, BlackBerry lost its market to digital juggernauts Apple, Samsung and Huawei. No surprises there. Like Nokia and Motorola before it, BlackBerry was eclipsed. Shareholders lost billions. Thousands of employees lost jobs. Bankruptcy was avoided but the company's founding geniuses were gone, leaving an operation that today is only a fragment of what had been. For Kitchener-Waterloo — as Chuck Howitt tells the story — the Blackberry experience is a mixed bag of disappointments and major ongoing benefits. The wealth it generated for its founders produced two very important university research institutes. Many recent digital startups have taken advantage of the city's pool of talented and experienced tech workers and ambitious, well-educated university grads. A strong digital and tech industry thrives today in Kitchener-Waterloo — in a way a legacy of the BlackBerry experience. Across Canada, communities hope for homegrown business successes like BlackBerry. This book underlines how a mid-sized, strong community can help grow a world-beating company, and demonstrates the importance of the attitudes and decisions of local institutions in enabling and sustaining successful innovation. Canada has a lot to learn from BlackBerry Town.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Chuck Howitt
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
Release: 2019-09-03
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781459414396

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While this is a work of fiction, it is based on actual events that took place during the time of Napoleon Bonaparte. Therefore, some of the characters in this book are based on historical figures that took part in these events. Other characters are entirely fictitious and are not meant to resemble anyone known or unknown to the author.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: David Vincent
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2012-01-10
File: 686 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781465347961

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Waterloo was the last battle fought by Napoleon and the one which finally ended his imperial dreams. It involved the deployment of huge armies and incurred heavy losses on both sides; for those who fought in it, Dutch and Belgians, Prussians and Hanoverians as well as British and French troops, it was a murderous struggle. It was a battle that would be remembered very differently across Europe. In Britain it would be seen as an iconic battle whose memory would be enmeshed in British national identity across the following century. In London news of the victory unleashed an outburst of patriotic celebration and captured the imagination of the public. The Duke of Wellington would go on to build his political career on it, and towns and cities across Britain and the Empire raised statues and memorials to the victor. But it was only in Britain that Waterloo acquired this iconic status. In Prussia and Holland its memory was muted - in Prussia overshadowed by the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig, in Holland a simple appendage to the prestige of the House of Orange. And in France it would be portrayed as the very epitome of heroic defeat. Encapsulated in the bravery of General Cambronne and the last stand of the Old Guard, remembered movingly in the lines of Stendhal and Victor Hugo, the memory of Waterloo served to sustain the romantic legend of the Napoleonic Wars - and contributed to the growing cult of Napoleon himself.

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Genre: History
Author: Alan Forrest
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release: 2015-03-26
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780191640308

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Genre: Waterloo, Battle of, 1815
Author: Cavalié Mercer
Publisher:
Release: 1870
File: Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:HWP2GY

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Genre: Christian literature for children
Author: Grace Kennedy
Publisher:
Release: 1861
File: 244 Pages
ISBN-13: ONB:+Z254036306

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Genre: Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
Author: Erckmann-Chatrian
Publisher:
Release: 1869
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:HWDAYW

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Genre: Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
Author: Emile Erckmann
Publisher:
Release: 1891
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: MSU:31293028294522

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