Cheryl MacDonald

CHERYL MACDONALD has been writing on historical topics for nearly 30 years. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including The Beaver and Maclean’s, and she has written a number of books, mostly relating various aspects of southern Ontario history. Cheryl holds history degrees from the University of Waterloo and McMaster University.

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  • Gunboats on the Great Lakes 1866-68

    This book tells the story of three British gunboats that patrolled the Great lakes in the aftermath of the US Civil War when Canada was negotiating Confederation and under Fenian attack. Cheryl MacDonald explores the impact of Fenian invasions on Canada and how the presence of the gunboats helped guarantee Canadian sovereignty.
    $16.95, pdf
  • Canada under Attack

    The Fenians were a real threat -- with Uncle Sam close behind
    $16.95, paperback
  • Isaac Brock

    The life of Upper Canada's governor and defender, Sir Isaac Brock
    $9.95, paperback
    Interest ages: 11-18
  • Christmas in Ontario

    Christmas is a time for celebrating with friends and family and for sharing stories, memories, and good cheer. This compilation brings to life holiday stories from across Ontario. From the early days to the modern day, and from heartwarming inspirational tales to dangerous escapades, this is a collection to treasure for many years to come.

    $9.95, paperback
  • Niagara Daredevils

    From swimmers and jumpers, to tightrope walkers and barrel riders, Niagara Falls has attracted daredevils for almost 200 years. The spectacular falls and dangerous Whirlpool Rapids have inspired men and women to commit stunts in search of fame and fortune. Many lived to tell the tale, while others perished in the attempt. Their stories are amazing.

    $9.95, paperback
  • Deadly Women of Ontario

    Women in Canada frequently got away with murder and escaped the hangman's noose. A few were not so fortunate. The first woman hanged in Upper Canada was Mary Osborn, who was executed for murdering her husband. Her gruesome story and those of seven other deadly women are told in this collection of spine-chilling tales from Ontario.

    $9.95, paperback
  • Great Canadian Love Stories

    From the Irish princess, taken prisoner by pirates, who fell in love with one of her captors and settled in Newfoundland, to the ardent courtship of Alexander Graham Bell and his bride-to-be, Mabel, this book celebrates the passion, the pain, and the romance of Canadian lovers through the ages.
    $9.95, paperback
  • Laura Secord

    During the War of 1812, Canadian & British forces battled against the US. Many of these soldiers displayed incredible bravery in the face of an enemy. The most legendary act; however, was performed by a civilian woman. This is the story of Laura Secord, a devoted wife and mother, who risked life and limb to warn the military of an impending attack.

    $9.95, paperback
  • Lethal Ladies

    Crimes of passion, tales of deceit and treachery!
    $9.95, paperback
  • Great Canadian Imposters

    Canadian imposters, the roles they played, their true identities and what drove them to masquerade

    $9.95, paperback
    Interest ages: 11-18
  • Murder!

    This is the story of the notorious, unsolved murder of the richest baronet in the British Empire, Sir Harry Oakes.

    $9.95, paperback
    Interest ages: 11-18
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