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Strange Days: Amazing Stories From Canada's Wildest Decade

Ted Ferguson 978-1-897126-82-0 | 280 Pages April, 2011 Ebook, History, Non-Fiction

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About this book

The 1920s were one of the wildest decades in Canada’s history, a time of frivolous fads, shocking crimes, and political and social changes that definitively yanked the country out of the 19th century and into the modern age. In Strange Days, Ted Ferguson revisits dozens of stories that could only have happened in the ’20s — tales of serial killers, athletes, con men, crackpots, prime ministers, bathing beauties, and more — all of them nearly too amazing to believe and too entertaining to be forgotten.

Reviews

"Ted Ferguson (no relation, but I'm a big fan of his writing) has followed up his heartfelt and humourous Back Roads with a fascinating, timely, and terrifically entertaining new work. Strange Days is that literary rarity – a book that, once begun, you will not want to put down."

~ Ian Ferguson, author of Village of the Small Houses

"In Strange Days, Ted Ferguson has assembled an amazing cast of Canadian rogues, leaders, visionaries, tough guys, trendsetters, and barrier-breakers. And the best part is, their stories are all true. Ferguson sets fire to the myth that Canadians are boring. His whirlwind tour of Canada in the Roaring Twenties will leave you breathless and shaking your head in amazement."

~ Terry Fallis, author of the CBC Canada Reads winner, The Best Laid Plans

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