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Paul Langan releases his 11th historical publication - Sabotage in Hespeler


Paul Langan - Sabotage in Hespeler
Paul Langan - Sabotage in Hespeler

Paul Langan releases his 11th history publication, Sabotage in Hespeler - The February 6th, 1916, A.B. Jardine Factory Fire. It is a creative non-fiction short story.

For immediate release…..Cambridge, ON...January 27th, 2022…. Paul Langan has written a short story based on a real event in Hespeler’s history.

Sabotage in Hespeler - The February 6th, 1916, A.B. Jardine Factory Fire retells the story of espionage in Hespeler during World War I. It is 35 pages, 3000 words, 6"v9" format and includes rare 1915 photos from inside the A.B. Jardine factory.

Print copies available exclusively in the Waterloo Region at Wordsworth Books 96, King Street South, Waterloo, ON. It is available worldwide on Amazon, Rakuten/Kobo and Google Play Books.

Local residents can pick up a signed copy from the author by contacting him through the website,

Paul Langan states, “ Truly a remarkable event in the history of Hespeler and all of the Waterloo Region. It is gratifying to be able to bring this important part of our history back to life with this short story."

A full biography of all Paul’s books is available BOOKS . You may contact him through the website or at 226-505-7605


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