This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
|Title:||Canada’s War at Sea: Volume 1: Canada and the Sea|
|Publisher:||Alvah M. Beatty|
|Tags:||Canada, Canadiana, history, military, non-fiction, war|
The story of Canada’s War at Sea is a record of building ships; of manning the naval vessels of the Royal Canadian Navy and the cargo ships of the Canadian Merchant Navy; and of the valour and endurance of Canadian sailors and merchant seamen on all the oceans. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler
Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian author. Born in England, his family moved to Canada when he was six years old. The family settled in Sutton, Ontario on the south shore of Lake Simcoe. A bright student, he went to Upper Canada College where he was top of his class. After a brief stint at teaching (which he loathed) he eventually went on to become chair of the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University. Although he wrote several books on these august subjects, he is best known for his light satirical and humorous writing, in particular, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town". (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)
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