Books written by D'Arcy

2018 - The Making of the October Crisis: Canada’s Long Nightmare of Terrorism at the Hands of the FLQ

The Making of the October Crisis: Canada’s Long Nightmare of Terrorism at the Hands of the FLQ

The first bombs exploded in Montreal in the spring of 1963 and over the next seven years there were hundreds of bombings, dozens of banks robberies, thefts of dynamite and weapons, six deaths and finally, in October 1970, the kidnappings of James Cross, a British diplomat, and Pierre Laporte, a Quebec cabinet minister. The perpetrators of all these acts were members of the Front de Liberation du Quebec and resorted to terrorism to achieve their goals of a sovereign and socialist Quebec.

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2014 - Trent University: Celebrating Fifty Years of Excellence
2013 - The NHL: A Centennial History; 100 Years of On-Ice Action and Boardroom Battles
2009 - The St. Lawrence Seaway: Fifty Years and Counting
2008 - The Montreal Canadiens: 100 Years of Glory
2003 - Epic Wanderer: David Thompson and the Mapping of the Canadian West
2003 - Trials and Triumphs: The Remarkable Story of the Canadian generic Pharmaceutical Industry
2003 - Indian Fall: The Last Great Days of the Plains Cree and the Blackfoot Confederacy
1996 - Money To Burn: Trudeau, Mulroney and the Bankruptcy of Canada
1992 - The Stanley Cup: 100 Years of Hockey At Its Best

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Trent University Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

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Trent University: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence Order a copy In the fall of 1964, Trent University opened its doors to the first class of 102 first-year students. Fifty years and 40,000 graduates later, the spirit that formed the foundation of Trent still lives on. In Trent University: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence, author D’Arcy Jenish brings this spirit to life narrating the comprehensive history of Trent University through the shared passion and commitment of its students, staff, faculty, alumni, and local community. “I enjoyed researching and writing the book from start to finish”, says Jenish. “The response from readers has been… View Article

The Making of The October Crisis

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The Making of The October Crisis Pre-Order Now! The first bombs exploded in Montreal in the spring of 1963 and over the next seven years there were hundreds of bombings, dozens of banks robberies, thefts of dynamite and weapons, six deaths and finally, in October 1970, the kidnappings of James Cross, a British diplomat, and Pierre Laporte, a Quebec cabinet minister. The perpetrators of all these acts were members of the Front de Liberation du Quebec and resorted to terrorism to achieve their goals of a sovereign and socialist Quebec. The Making of the October Crisis: Canada’s Long Nightmare of… View Article

Canada On Ice

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Canada On Ice Buy 50 years of great hockey. Hockey is a vibrant touchstone of Canadian life. The game has been the source of some of the country’s greatest triumphs and produced some of our greatest heroes. For more than half a century, Maclean’s magazine charted hockey’s coming of age–both on and off the ice–with some of the finest sports journalists in the country. Trent Frayne, Peter Gzowski and Roy MacGregor are but a few of the writers who have chronicled the nation’s hockey dreams with the magazine’s pages and their work is well represented in this handsome volume. It… View Article

The St. Lawrence Seaway

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The St. Lawrence Seaway Order a copy The opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in the spring of 1959 was a momentous occasion. This system of locks, canals, shipping channels and bridges between Montreal and the Ontario riverside town of Iroquois, 150 kilometres to the west, was one of the greatest public works in Canadian history and one of the largest construction projects in the postwar era. Built in four years, at a cost of $475 million, the Seaway completely transformed the marine transportation industry in Canada. It allowed ocean-going vessels to sail 3,680 kilometres inland, from the Gulf of… View Article

Trials & Triumphs

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Trials & Triumphs Order a copy Shortly after the end of World War Two, a few mavericks, visionaries and contrarians began small-scale manufacturing of generic pharmaceuticals in Toronto and Montreal. Despite working in an unfavourable regulatory environment and an industry dominated by powerful, multinational drug companies, they survived and flourished. By the turn of the century, some of these small-scale Canadian operations had grown to become large corporations. They were competing successfully on the world stage. They were selling hundreds of products in dozens of countries.  Trials and Triumphs is an official history that was commissioned by the Canadian Generic… View Article

Les Glorieux 1909

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100 Years of Glory Buy 100 years of glory. – French Version When we think of the Montreal Canadiens, we think of many things, some obvious, some less so. We think of the Stanley Cup; the great players like Georges Vezina, Howie Morenz, the Rocket and Guy Lafleur; the stern, but winning coaches–Scotty Bowman, Toe Blake, Dick Irvin; the shrewd general managers Sam Pollock and Frank Selke; owners that spanned the spectrum from aristocratic to flamboyant and the most ardent fans in the sport of hockey. They’re all here in this kaleidoscopic narrative that was a national bestseller. It weaves… View Article

The Montreal Canadiens

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The Montreal Canadiens: 100 Years of Glory Order a copy When we think of the Montreal Canadiens, we think of many things, some obvious, some less so. We think of the Stanley Cup; the great players like Georges Vezina, Howie Morenz, the Rocket and Guy Lafleur; the stern, but winning coaches–Scotty Bowman, Toe Blake, Dick Irvin; the shrewd general managers Sam Pollock and Frank Selke; owners that spanned the spectrum from aristocratic to flamboyant and the most ardent fans in the sport of hockey. They’re all here in this kaleidoscopic narrative that was a national bestseller. It weaves together the… View Article

Indian Fall

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Indian Fall Order a copy The Last Great Days of the Plains Cree and the Blackfoot Confederacy The 19th century was time of turmoil, trauma and conflict in the Canadian West. Cree, Blackfoot and other original inhabitants were being pushed aside by newcomers. Wars, famines and plagues; treaties, trials, refugees and hangings were all part of the swirl of events that brought an end to ancient ways of living and allowed a new order to rise. Indian Fall is an arresting account of this epochal conflict, told through the lives of four heroic native leaders: Piapot; Big Bear; Crowfoot and… View Article

Money to Burn

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Money To Burn Order a copy Trudeau, Mulroney & the Bankruptcy of Canada On January 12, 1995, while D’Arcy Jenish was hard at work on this book, the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial entitled “Bankrupt Canada?” and then proceeded to answer that question in no uncertain terms. “Mexico isn’t the only U.S. neighbor flirting with the financial abyss,” the Journal declared. “Turn around and check out Canada, which has now become an honorary member of the Third World in the unmanageability of its debt problem.” At that point in time, after 30 straight years of steadily mounting federal deficits,… View Article

Epic Wanderer

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Epic Wanderer: David Thompson and the Mapping of the Canadian West Order a copy The first full length biography of the fur trader, explorer, mapmaker David Thompson, one of the most remarkable characters in the early history of North America. David Thompson was born in London in 1770 and died near Montreal in 1857. He arrived in Canada in 1784 and spent 28 year roaming lands known as the Great Northwest. Lands bounded by Hudson Bay, Lake Superior, the upper Missouri River and extending all the way to the Pacific. All those vast, uncharted resource rich lands were then the… View Article

The Stanley Cup

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The Stanley Cup Order a copy 100 Years of hockey at its best Professional hockey’s ultimate spectacle occurs in early June each year when a single player, surrounded by jubilant teammates, stands at centre ice in a packed and tumultuous arena, and hoists the Stanley Cup toward the heavens. This ritual, deeply engrained in the Canadian psyche, has become one of the most concise, compelling and powerful images of victory in all of sport…This gesture is ancient in origin and primitive in nature. Every player who holds the Cup above his head is responding to the same impulse that has… View Article

The NHL: 100 Years Of On-Ice Action And Boardroom Battles

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The NHL: 100 Years Of On-ice Action And Boardroom Battles Order a copy The National Hockey League — born in a Montreal hotel room on November 26, 1917 — had much to celebrate as it approached its centenary. Millions of fans from Montreal to Miami and Edmonton to Anaheim attend NHL games each year, millions more watch on TV and the league pays its best players multi-million annual salaries. Over the course of its first century, the NHL’s fortunes have ebbed and flowed. It has experienced setbacks and triumphs and innumerable crises. The league has awarded many franchises only to see some… View Article
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