Bowmanville: A Small Town at the Edge by William HumberBowmanville: A Small Town at the Edge by William Humber

Bowmanville: A Small Town at the Edge

byWilliam Humber

Paperback | July 15, 1997

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William Humber's Bowmanville: A Small Town at the Edge is an extraordinarily detailed, often affectionate and occasionally critical account of a modern small town on the edge of a rapidly expanding metropolitan region. The book recounts stories from the time of Charles Bowman, the potential ambition of railroads from Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay, the legacy of grand pianos found in every corner of the world and the fateful decision of a rural businessman which gave General Motors to another community.

A treat for small-town enthusiasts, urban designers and community activists, Humber's book provides a fresh look at the present life of small towns and how their character can be recreated in future decision making.

"When I first started broadcasting baseball, I read everything and anything related to the game. I kept encountering the name William Humber. When I finally met him in person I understood his passion and love for and knowledge of the game is indeed genuine. That passion obviously extends beyond baseball and is evident in his writing on his adopted hometown of Bowmanville, Ontario."

- Brian Williams, CBC television sports announcer

A Sporting Chance follows in a line of groundbreaking stories written by William Humber about Canada's sports past, including histories of baseball and bicycling in Canada. Acknowledged on their broadcasts as one of Canada's leading sports historians by, among others, the CBC, TV Ontario and TSN, he has spoken at sports history confere...
Title:Bowmanville: A Small Town at the EdgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.3 inPublished:July 15, 1997Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1896219217

ISBN - 13:9781896219219

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As you barrel down the eastbound lanes of the 401 highway out of Toronto, you’ll eventually come across a sign that reads ‘Bowmanville.’ Chances are, you’ve passed this sign many times, never bothering to veer off to take a peek at the town itself. But even if you decide never to take that exit, you can learn about the town’s history and its present day state as a relatively nearby suburb of Toronto in William Humber’s Bowmanville: A Small Town on the Edge.