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A three-part series of booklets looking back at the career of Windsor, Ontario's legendary The Chantones. Part 3 - Cover the folk trios years of the group from 1962-1976. The group travelled to five countries in Europe to play in front of thousands of people. They appeared often on Robin Seymour's CKLW TV Show Teen Town and the group played extensively in Canada and the USA. The Chantones recorded 2 singles and album during these years.
A three-part series of booklets looking back at the career of Windsor, Ontario's legendary The Chantones. This booklet is Part 2 details the group recording with Jack Scott and their own records and extensive touring.
This is an amazing collection of articles on monorails gleaned from European and North American magazines from 1918 to 1971. These were exciting times as many different scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs invented monorail systems. Some were built, some never came to fruition. Enjoy this look back into the fascinating history of monorails. Includes covers, articles, photos and references from twenty magazines.
The History of The Chantones: Part 1 - The early years 1954-1957 - Jan. 9th, 2023, ISBN 978-1998829088
A Three-part series of booklets looking back at the career of Windsor, Ontario's legendary The Chantones.This booklet is Part 1. The Early Years 1954-1957 covers the quartet from their beginnings to the release of their #1 Canadian hit record "Ann Marie". Features interviews with The Chantone's Jack Grenier and Jim Nantais.Future booklets will be: Part 2 The History of The Chantones - Jack Scott and more success - 1958-61 and the final booklet will be Part 3 The History of The Chantones - The folk trio years 1962-76.
It was originally designed as a toy for his daughters to play with. He patented the idea and his company seriously reviewed it as a public transportation system. Included are all the known documents, photos and patents related to the proposal.
The Canadian Brucellosis Incident Release Date December 15th,2022, ISBN 978-1-998829-02-6
FEATURING: A thrilling short story by Paul Langan recounts an event based on his time working for the federal government. A freezer full of brucella cultures, left over from the 1940's - 50's biological weapons development in Canada, was shipped from Saskatoon to Lethbridge. What happened that night in 1995 has never been told until now. Names and some events have been changed.
The True Story of the 1899 Shipwreck of the “Scotsman” Release Date Nov 15th,2022, ISBN 998829-00-2
FEATURING: The “Scotsman” ocean liner slammed into Belle Isle off the northern coast of Newfoundland, September 22nd, 1899. This tragic shipwreck turned even more devastating as firemen on the crew, hired on as “scabs” in England, began a drunken rampage and robbed passengers of their belongings.Stranded in the harsh climate of Belle Isle, men, women and children fought to survive. In the end, 24 people lost their lives.
This harrowing tale is a classic in Canadian maritime history.Included are interviews with shipwreck survivors, newspaper accounts, rare photos and the official report related to the event.
VIA Rail Canada vs The Public - Release date, October 27th, 2022, ISBN:978-1778128981
The History of Fisher Mills and Beaverdale, Ontario - Release date, Oct.2nd, 2022, ISBN 978-1-7778643-4-7.
Play and Coach Hockey Like 1959! - Release date, August 24th,2022, ISBN: 978-1-7781289-5-0
The provincial government announced recently they would move forward with the plan to build a new Highway #7 between Kitchener and Guelph. A group of concerned citizens put together a book in 2000 about the fiasco. The project was stopped for two decades. The reprint of this book is a chilling reminder of a flawed rationale to build a new highway.
Sabotage in Hespeler - (a short story) -Released 12/04/2021
FEATURING- WWI was raging and our Canadian boys were fighting and dying overseas. On February 3rd, 1916, our Parliament building in Ottawa burned to the ground under suspicious circumstances. On February 6th, 1916, the A.B. Jardine Munitions Factory in Hespeler, Ontario was destroyed by fire. Was the fire set by German spies? Paul Langan weaves a creative non-fiction short story based on the facts uncovered that fateful day in Hespeler. (3000 words)
Classic Hockey Stories from the Golden Era of Pulp Magazines - 1930s-1950s -Released 12/04/2021
FEATURING- Nine stories, novelettes, rink novels with a touch of Canadiana! Bonus two comics. Unique, rare and fun from writers who were making one cent a word to write them! Here is a REVIEW of the book.
The Authorized Winfield Brewster Hespeler History Collection -Released 11/10/2021
FEATURING - Rare photos, new photos, vintage ads, map, and the three Winfield Brewster small books from the 1950s combined into one book.
The Brewster books compiled are: Jacob Hespeler New Hope, C.W (1951), Hespeler Yarns (1953) and La rue de commerce - The Street of Business Queen Street, Hespeler Ontario (1954).Winfield Brewster wrote these publications in the 1950s but they deal with Bergeytown, New Hope and early Hespeler,
Most of the book covers the period of approximately 1830-1915, There are also two historical sections relating to the indigenous people who lived in this area also.
Tales of Opera Waterloo County/Region 1885-2021, Released: 09/23/2021
FEATURING Berlin, Scott's, Preston Opera Houses,Twin City Operatic Society 1948 Mabel Krug - Community Activist and Opera Supporter,Preston Operatic Society,Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Opera Singers from the Area, Wilfred Laurier University Opera,Kitchener-Waterloo Opera Guild,Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest Operettas,Raffi Armenian - Centre Opera Studio,Opera Ontario - K-W Opera,Kitchener Opera,Vera Causa Opera and much much more!
Guest writers - Leslie De’Ath and Dr. Ted Rhodes
Remembering Glen Christie,Released (05/01/2021) All Net Profits go to Haven House
FEATURING Christieville to Glen Christie history, Memories from the former Glen Christie residents, Memories from the former children of Glen Christie, Numerous photos and aerial map of Glen Christie.
Glen Christie was located north of Hespeler where the Highway 24 bends south of Kosseth Rd. With contributions by historian Marjorie Clark
REVIEWS- PSue - You’re always learning something from a book by Paul Langan. He has a keen interest in history.Well done
Tragedy in Galt, The May 2nd 1956 CP Rail Crash, Released (01/27/2021)
FEATURING Ronald Westworth Interview - Brakeman, William Hopkins Interview - Fireman,
Ken Shillington Memories - Brakeman, George Nutkins Interview - Engineer, The Accident and Inquest Recommendations, Len Mills Interview - Fireman at the crash scene, Eyewitness Reports from The Evening Reporter, New Photos, Here is link to great YOUTUBE video of the crash.
REVIEWS - Bob N. - The book was very well written and researched. I learned a lot about the background of the tragedy, and answered many questions I had a a young boy. It was a tragedy that has stuck in my mind for many years
Craig Y. - Excellent history of the tragic rail accident in Galt Ontario. Great read and memory of this event that I witnessed as a young boy.
Forgotten Monorails of Canada, Released (01/15/2021)
The definitive history of monorails built and proposed in Canada. Fascinating national history on monorails in Canada. Over 200 references. 132 pages, 55 images, 6"v9". b/w .
REVIEWS- Kevin F. - It's a wonderful book, and I own it in both paperback and digital. It literally makes a great stocking stuffer! (just get a bigger stocking!)
David S. - I've got a copy and if you haven't read it, I think y'all ought to pick on up. It's well researched and a good read.
Paul Langan's Out of Print Publications - 1999-2021
1. Hespeler's Hidden Secret: the Coombe Orphanage, 1905-1947, ISBN-10 - 0968586724 (ISBN13:9780968586723) published in 2000. 31 pages
2. The Miracle in Preston: The Story of the Preston Springs Hotel, ISBN-10 0968586732 (ISBN13: 9780968586730) published in 2000. 26 pages
3.Forgotten Stories of the Railway, ISBN - 0-9685867-5-9, published in 2002. 26 pages
4. Railways of Cambridge 1999 Calendar, published in 1999.