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FATHER AUGUST BRABANT

S AV I O U R O R S C O U R G E ?

JIM McDOWELL

RECENT TITLES B 15

Father August Brabant

Shortlisted for Basil Stuart-Stubbs Award

SAVIOUR OR SCOURGE? Jim McDowell

This insightful biography of the first Roman Catholic missionary to live and work on Vancouver Island’s west coast during the colonial period tells of the priest’s attempts to impose Western values, and of the determined struggle of the First Nations to resist his teachings. With 40 b&w photos and maps.

“McDowell’s look at Brabant is superb, combining information on the priest’s life with the appropriate context — the social history of the indigenous people he was trying to save from themselves. . . . This is not merely the story of one priest, but about the clash between two dramatically different viewpoints.”

  • TIMES COLONIST

978-1-55380-189-4 B e-book 978-1-55380-190-0 B 6 x 9 B 500 pp B $24.95 B BIOGRAPHY/FIRST NATIONS

Vladimir Krajina

WORLD WAR II HERO AND ECOLOGY PIONEER Jan Drabek

Winston Churchill personally thanked Vladimir Krajina for his critical Resistance work in Czechoslovakia during WWII. After immigrating to Canada, Krajina became the father of the “ecological reserves” now found across the country. With 30 b&w photos.

“This is a page-turner that exceeds expectations.

  • PETER C. NEWMAN

978-1-55380-147-4 B e-book 978-1-55380-192-4 B 6 x 9 B 200 pp B $21.95 B BIOGRAPHY/ENVIRONMENT

Our Friend Joe

THE JOE FORTES STORY Lisa Anne Smith & Barbara Rogers

The first-ever biography of the black lifeguard who won the hearts of Vancouver’s citizens, teaching their children to swim in English Bay and saving the lives of many children and adults. With 30 b&w photos.

“This book is a heart-warming read that develops a clear picture of Fortes as a public man and credits him with helping shape the city during its infancy and fostering its recreational fervour.”

  • THE VANCOUVER COURIER

978-1-55380-146-7 B e-book 978-1-55380-142-9 B 6 x 9 B 182 pp B $21.95 B BIOGRAPHY/HISTORY

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