Quest Biographies Bundle — Books 21–30

Overview

Presenting ten titles in the Quest Biography series that profiles prominent figures in Canada’s history. The important Canadian lives detailed here are: painters Tom Thomson and James Wilson Morrice; explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson; frontiersman Simon Girty; railway baron William C. Van Horne; early politicians George Simpson and James Douglas; revolutionary Metis leader Louis Riel; writer Robertson Davies; and early movie star Mary Pickford.

Includes

  • Louis Riel
  • James Wilson Morrice
  • Vilhjalmur Stefansson
  • Robertson Davies
  • James Douglas
  • William C. Van Horne
  • George Simpson
  • Tom Thomson
  • Simon Girty
  • Mary Pickford

About the Authors

Julie H. Ferguson

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Julie H. Ferguson

Julie H. Ferguson, a successful author and speaker, has been writing about the Canadian submarine service since 1984. Julie's submarine articles have appeared in Legion magazine, Sea Power, USNI Proceedings, and elsewhere; her second submarine book, Deeply Canadian: New Submarines for a New Millennium, was published in 2000.

Tom Henighan

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Tom Henighan

Tom Henighan's numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry include The Maclean's Companion to Canadian Arts and Culture, The Well of Time, and the YA novel Viking Quest (2001). He lives in Ottawa, and teaches at Carleton University.

Nicholas Maes

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Nicholas Maes

Nicholas Maes is a high school history teacher and teaches classics at the University of Waterloo. His previous novels for young people are Crescent Star, Locksmith, and Transmigration. Maes' first Felix Taylor Adventure was Laughing Wolf, which was nominated for the Snow Willow Award. He lives in Toronto.

Wayne Larsen

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Wayne Larsen

Wayne Larsen is a Montreal artist, editor, and writer whose work has appeared in a wide variety of publications. Currently, he teaches graduate-level journalism at Concordia University and is the author of A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter and James Wilson Morrice: Painter of Light and Shadow. He lives in Verdun, QC.

Valerie Knowles

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Valerie Knowles

Valerie Knowles is a journalist and writer who has published eleven non-fiction works. From Telegrapher to Titan: The Life of William C. Van Horne won the University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography for 2004 and the City of Ottawa Non-Fiction Book Award for 2005. She lives in Ottawa.

D.T. Lahey

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

D.T. Lahey

D.T. Lahey is a retired Ontario teacher and department head of English. Lahey's interest in genealogy led to research of Sir George Simpson's origins, his wives, and his children. He has published articles breaking new ground in Simpson research in Families: The Journal of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and lives in Guelph, Ontario.

Edward Butts

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Edward Butts

Edward Butts is the author of numerous books, including Murder, Line of Fire, Running With Dillinger, True Canadian Unsolved Mysteries, and The Desperate Ones, which was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

Peggy Dymond Leavey

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Peggy Dymond Leavey

Peggy Dymond Leavey's previous books include Sky Lake Summer, The Deep End Gang, and The Path Through the Trees, all of which were nominated for the Silver Birch Award. Recently, she published Growing Up Ivy, Mary Pickford, and Laura Secord. Peggy lives in Trenton, Ontario.