100 More Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces by Merna Forster100 More Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces by Merna Forster

100 More Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces

byMerna ForsterForeword byJulie Payette

Paperback | September 7, 2011

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Following the bestselling 100 Canadian Heroines, Merna Forster presents 100 more stories of amazing women who changed our country.

In this second installment of the bestselling Canadian Heroines series, author Merna Forster brings together 100 more incredible stories of great characters and wonderful images. Meet famous and forgotten women in fields such as science, sport, politics, war and peace, and arts and entertainment, including the original Degrassi kids, Captain Kool, hockey star Hilda Ranscombe, 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 Fletcher Bamford, 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 co...
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Title:100 More Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten FacesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:September 7, 2011Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554889707

ISBN - 13:9781554889709

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutey Fantastic Ms Forster has enlightened us again. 100 more Canadian Heroines and it first companion must be included into the libraries of anyone who is a lover of Canadian History. Anyone who thinks Canadian History is dull must read these two books as they will definitely change their view on Canada and the women who help make it.
Date published: 2011-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A greatl review of remarkable Canadian women! This is a great continuation of Ms. Forster's first book about amazing Canadian women, many of whom we may never have heard of, but should have. The stories of the accomplishments of so many unsung female heroes in our country are interesting and, most importantly, need to be told. Not to be missed!
Date published: 2011-10-27

Editorial Reviews

So, where are all the Canadian heroines? ...I mean women who otherwise would not be known except that they dared to do what others said was impossible. And then, this week, I found these two great books by Merna Forster: 100 Canadian Heroines, and 100 More Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces. - Lana Meredith whatliesaroundthebend.wordpress.com