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Chariot of Fire

book cover image For The Glory

If you had a chance to win a gold medal in the Olympics, would you let anything get in your way? One Scotsman did.

Don't Go There

book cover image Atlas of Cursed Places

Some places, it seems, are better left unexplored.

Hollywood Saint

book cover image Aimee Semple McPherson

The "most famous woman in America" was born and raised just outside Ingersoll.

Sacks & Violence

book cover image Not In God's Name

Why does religion seem to beget violence? A best-selling rabbi tackles a global issue.

Big Ears, Big Heart

book cover image Amber's Donkey

The first time he saw Amber coming, he lowered his head so she could wrap her arms around his nose.

A Groundbreaking Idea

book cover image The LeBreton Gallery

Winston Churchill's concept for WWI armoured vehicles was so top-secret, he told his designers to refer to them as "water containers". Hence, tanks.

Totally Backwards

bcok cover image The Happiness Equation

Canadian Neil Pasricha puts the cart before the horse. And that's a good thing.

Mommy & Me

book cover image The Rainbow Comes and Goes

Anderson Cooper always considered himself close to Gloria Vanderbilt, his mother, but his career gave him little time. He found some.

Buck Talks Baseball

book cover image Change Up!

Buck Martinez has witnessed enormous change in the game he loves. Not all of it has been for the better.

Angels Amongst Us

book cover image Proof of Angels

In March 2015, eighteen-month old Lily Groesbeck survived fourteen hours in a car partially submerged in an icy-cold Utah river. Her mother had lost control of the vehicle.