Big Men Fear Me
By Mark Bourrie
The remarkable true story of the rise and fall of one of North America's most influential media moguls.
When George McCullagh bought The Globe and The Mail and Empire and merged them into the Globe and Mail, the charismatic 31-year-old high school dropout had already made millions ... Read more
Canada's Newspaper Legend
By Richard MacFarlane
Amid the "newspaper wars" of the ’90s, we’ve been witness to an explosion of electronic news through cable television and the Internet. But less than a generation ago, newspapers were the principal sources of the late-breaking story. Breaking that story entailed hard-nosed ... Read more
Joseph Howe and the Battle for Freedom of Speech
By John Ralston Saul
On 20 March 2004, John Ralston Saul delivered the inaugural Joseph Howe lecture at King’s College School of Journalism in Halifax, Nova Scotia. One of Canada’s foremost thinkers on issues of media, politics and society, Saul spoke to the legacy of Joseph Howe, his famous ... Read more
No Place for a Woman
By Antony Berger
***THE MIRAMICHI READER'S VERY BEST BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION: LONGLIST***
As a young woman, the late Ella Manuel left the busy shipping community of Lewisporte, Newfoundland, for the wider world in the 1920s, but eventually returned to the island, as a single mother, to settle ... Read more
The Next Big Thing
Edited by Philip Lee
Canadian journalist and political insider Dalton Camp left behind a powerful legacy, including books, essays, and newspaper columns on Canadian politics and public policy.
To both celebrate his career and continue his passionate efforts to encourage and support the practice ... Read more
The Typographic Mind
By Robert Bringhurst
An essay on thinking typographically. Includes references to architecture, design, language and poetry.