- Genres: Memoir
CA$14.95Your Nickel's Worth Publishing is pleased to present Bold Experiment, an autobiography written by Matthew S. Anderson (1882 - 1974) - a man recognized by Tommy Douglas as 'a pioneer of social medicine'.
The 80-page book, including photographs, documents and memorabilia, uncovers the little-known history behind an important piece of our Canadian culture, heritage and identity: the story behind how Medicare first came to Saskatchewan.
Since its inception as a province, Saskatchewan has been home to grassroots idealism, to people willing to work hard to make a difference and to those willing to persevere despite the odds. Matthew Anderson believed strongly that Canadians should have protection against the cost of illness. After almost 20 years of dedication and determination to transform the idea into reality, this man, a plain 'dirt farmer' from Bulyea, Saskatchewan, forged and made work North America's first comprehensive, prepaid medical care plan.
Given the interest in the Tommy Douglas story and the history of Medicare, this book provides a timely perspective from one of the early pioneers of health care in North America.
CA$14.95From his prairie childhood of the '20s to his experiences as an itinerant worker riding the rails during the Dirty Thirties, from riding the range and mining ore in B.C. to serving in the tank corps in Italy during the Second World War, from knee-bolting in a sawmill to bulldozing roads, Frank Vanyo's compilation of memories--written with humour and nostalgia--convey the harsh realities of a bygone era and a man's determination to live life to the fullest despite them.
Suddenly finding themselves without the roles and responsibilities that had defined their adult lives, Diane and Rick Armstrong embarked on a journey through India ... a journey that changed their perception of the world.
CA$27.95Our Legacy follows the development of Saskatchewan during the early 1900s, allowing the reader to observe this era through the eyes of the Govan clan from Scotland and the Walter family from England.
Through their experiences we begin to understand the impact two world wars and the Dirty Thirties had on these pioneers; through their stories we share their struggles and celebrate their victories as their families begin to take root, flourish and become productive members of a new society.
CA$19.95When he was a young man, Clyde Manswell promised his mother he would become a doctor. Throughout the years, despite the distance between them from their native Trinidad to the cold climes of Canada and beyond, despite the difficulties of language and intensive study, she kept faith that her son would fulfill his promise. And he did.
CA$16.95Keith Olsen’s family lived through a harsh Canadian winter in an extremely remote location in northern Saskatchewan. The family’s determination turned the rugged wilderness into a modest home. From such a setting come the memories of a profound childhood, one in which simplicity and nature are the most nurturing aspects of the imagination.
"It was almost noon when we entered the portage. The fresh autumn air was still quite cool even though the sun was well up by this time. It was pleasant to see how the sunlight penetrated the thick forest of tall evergreens, giving light to an otherwise dark and damp part of the overland trail. The ground in this area was covered over in a thick layer of green moss, and a similar type called old man's beard hung down off the branches like sheets of light green tinsel. This part of the portage was spooky, but on parts of the trail where the deciduous trees were it was bright and vibrant, especially where the leaves hadn't fallen. It was there the sunlight caused an explosion of colour, shading each leaf in a different hue of autumn glory, and it made you feel warm and alive with excitement."
CA$19.95MURIEL A. JARVIS has seen many changes in Saskatchewan since her birth on the Prairies in 1920: the Saskatoon City Hospital is now a gleaming structure of steel and glass with ten floors and a central transparent elevator, a transformation from the brick structure where she trained and worked as a young nurse in the 1940s. Health care too has changed a great deal since then; nursing has been transformed, and the status of women revolutionized.
The inspiring story of a girl from Kenaston, Saskatchewan, who had a dream...And her dream changed a province.
CA$21.95After the war, Joe and Angelina, my mother, took to frequenting the local legion hall; a house band played there every weekend. It hadn't taken long for the couple's dancing prowess to become known; the other patrons would applaud and move aside when they saw the duo step out onto the floor: the handsome, well-dressed gentleman, and his exquisite, beautiful lady with golden locks that fell to her waist.
How Mother loved it. For a time she would be one in mind and spirit with Joe. For a time she would be his equal.
They wanted passion; I just wanted them to quit fighting. I wanted peace so badly...
The compelling story of a troubled marriage and a family in turmoil.
CA$17.00The Peace rose glows a beautiful, soft yellow. A muted pink rims the petals. A hybrid tea rose, it is a hardy bloom, and its name commemorates the end of the Second World War.
Every spring, Anna Maria Alberts-Zeeman watches the rose come to life in her garden and cannot help but remember. Amsterdam in the 1930s was a fun and a safe place to live; hers was a happy childhood filled with love, laughter, and hope. She never imagined how life would change so dramatically, how she'd live the next number of years in fear, oppression, and poverty. The end of the Second World War couldn't come soon enough for the Netherlands. The people were starving. Childhoods and teen years, like Anna Maria's, were lost. Never again would she take anything for granted.
The Peace Rose is an inspiring personal story of love, hope, and faith.
CA$19.95Wherever there is hockey there will always be a rink burger.
Hockey isn't just about games in big stadiums. It can be played on ponds, streets and in small-town rinks. It creates bonds between fathers and sons. It forges friendships that last a lifetime.
When the family home in Big River, Saskatchewan, is sold, Todd Devonshiredecides to visit his roots one last time and retrieve all the hockey mementos he'd promised to pick up someday. Packing up pictures, old hockey jerseys and his vast collection of O-Pee-Chee hockey cards, Todd reminisces about his youth as a player and avid fan in a comical and poignant coming of age.
CA$14.95What started out as a vacation plan gone awry quickly turned into a tale of laughter, tears and seat-gripping adventure --"a crazy midlife journey with a team of horses and a covered wagon, an amazing trek we could neither have anticipated nor imagined! At a crossroads in our lives, we had no agenda, so it came as a surprise when we realized this journey was spreading a message of inspiration and encouraging others to dream!"
CA$16.95The ships are gone but the stories remain...
A military memoir of humour, horror and honour, My Battle of the Atlantic chronicles daily life aboard a corvette in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War. While escorting convoys across the Atlantic Ocean from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Londonderry, Ireland, the HMCS Edmunston encountered many dangers: U-boats, icebergs and adventurous WRENs!
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