100 More Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces
Written by Merna Forster.
Published by Dundurn Press, 2011.
|In this second instalment of the bestselling Canadian
Heroines series, author Merna Forster brings together the inspiring true
stories of 100 great Canadians, along with compelling historical images. Meet
famous and forgotten women such as hockey star Hilda Ranscombe, Captain Kool,
Dr. Irma LeVasseur, the original De Grassi kids, Mohawk feminist Mary Two-Axe
Early, and the woman dubbed "the atomic mosquito."
This book is full of amazing facts and trivia about extraordinary women. You'll learn about Second World War heroine Joan Bamford Fletcher, who rescued 2,000 Dutch captives from a prison camp in a Sumatran jungle while commanding 70 Japanese soldiers. Hilwie Hamdon was the woman behind the building of Canada's first mosque, and Frances Gertrude McGill was the crime fighter named the "Sherlock Holmes of Saskatchewan." Read on and discover 100 more Canadian heroines and how they've changed our country.
Merna Forster is a historian who has also been an archivist and park naturalist. She worked with national historic sites and national parks across Canada for 20 years while employed by Parks Canada. A recipient of the Canada 125 Commemorative Medal from the Governor General, she has been discovering historical heroines from coast to coast during her travels. You can visit her website at www.heroines.ca. She lives in Victoria.
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