Ghost Road And Other Forgotten Stories of Windsor PDF/EPUB


Ghost Road And Other Forgotten Stories of Windsor ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☄ Ghost Road And Other Forgotten Stories of Windsor Author Marty Gervais – Thomashillier.co.uk The ghost road is an old strip of asphalt that nestles into a farmer s field on the outskirts of Windsor, Ontario It s overgrown It connects to nothing The people who stumble upon it guess at its purp The ghost road And Other MOBI ð is an old strip of asphalt that nestles into a farmer s field on the outskirts of Windsor, Ontario It s overgrown It connects to Ghost Road eBook ½ nothing The people who stumble upon it guess at its purpose, sometimes, but mostly it just lies there unnoticed, abandoned, deteriorating To look at it you d never know Road And Other ePUB ☆ this quiet road in a quiet field was once a roaring weekend hub, where thousands of people from across the county would gather to cheer on Windsor s famous weekly drag racesThe stories in this book are like the ghost road itself they may have faded from view, but they carry with them traces of a weird and wonderful history These forgotten tales of Windsor will show you devastating tornadoes, explosions at the riverfront symphony, and th century race riots They ll show a police force at war with corruption, both inside and out And they ll show the murderers and war heroes, the presidents and prime ministers, the sports legends, faith healers, ambassadors and artists, who have all left their mark on the place we call home Eccentric, unexpected, and told by the city s most popular historian, Ghost Road And Other Forgotten Stories of Windsor is the city like you ve never seen it before.

    Free Unlimited eBook thousands of people from across the county would gather to cheer on Windsor s famous weekly drag racesThe stories in this book are like the ghost road itself they may have faded from view, but they carry with them traces of a weird and wonderful history These forgotten tales of Windsor will show you devastating tornadoes, explosions at the riverfront symphony, and th century race riots They ll show a police force at war with corruption, both inside and out And they ll show the murderers and war heroes, the presidents and prime ministers, the sports legends, faith healers, ambassadors and artists, who have all left their mark on the place we call home Eccentric, unexpected, and told by the city s most popular historian, Ghost Road And Other Forgotten Stories of Windsor is the city like you ve never seen it before."/>
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Ghost Road And Other Forgotten Stories of Windsor
  • Marty Gervais
  • English
  • 08 August 2019
  • 1926845889

About the Author: Marty Gervais

Marty Gervais is And Other MOBI ð an award winning journalist, photographer, poet, playwright, historian, editor and teacher In , he won the prestigious Toronto s Harbourfront Festival Prize for his contributions Ghost Road eBook ½ to Canadian letters and to emerging writers In , he was awarded the Milton Acorn People s Poetry Award for his book, Tearing Into A Summer Day That book Road And Other ePUB ☆ was awarded the City of Windsor Mayor s Award for literature In , Gervais was again awarded City of Windsor Mayor s Award for literature, this time for his book, To Be Now new and selected poems In , Gervais was featured on a film made for TV Bravo The film, Heart of A Poet, was made by Maureen Judge It explores the life of Gervais as a poet, journalist and photographer Gervais led a group of writers to France where they read at Shakespeare Co Books in Paris In , Gervais first novel, Reno, was published and launched at BookFest Windsor Taking My Blood, an elegant chapbook based on days in a hospital with a debilitating condition of Crohn s, was published in late In , Gervais published Wait For Me, his first full collection since To Be Now It was launched at the Mocombo Cafe in Victoria and at a reading on Salt Spring Island, BC Gervais has also been the recipient of Western Ontario Newspaper Awards for journalism Marty Gervais received a BA from the University of Guelph, and an MA from the University of Windsor where he studied writing under the celebrated Canadian novelist and short story writer Morley Callaghan He has writtenthan a dozen books of poetry, two plays and a novella His most successful work, The Rumrunners, a book about the Prohibition period was a Canadian bestseller in Equally successful was Seeds In The Wilderness, a book of essays based on interviews Gervais conducted with such notable religious leaders as Mother Theresa, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Hans Kung and Terry Waite With this latter book, Gervais photographed many of these world leaders In ,Voices That Thunder brought together his photographs and stories from his month long experience of being in a Catholic mission in Peru In addition to being a writer, Marty Gervais is the founder and part owner of Black Moss Press Marty Gervais also is Resident Writing Professional at the University of Windsor where he teaches courses in editing, publishing and creative writing He also writes a regular column, called My Town for The Windsor Star.



10 thoughts on “Ghost Road And Other Forgotten Stories of Windsor

  1. Patrick Firth Patrick Firth says:

    I never expected, the first day I ever stepped foot in Windsor during the summer of 09 at the tail end of The Strike that I would stay The old advertisements in the vacant shop windows were sun bleached and dust coated The garbage bins were overflowing, and the parks tangled and overgrown.Can I spend two years here at the University, let alone stay But stay I did I have lived all over Southern Ontario, as well as overseas, and yet Windsor Essex is where I have settled and put down root I never expected, the first day I ever stepped foot in Windsor during the summer of 09 at the tail end of The Strike that I would stay The old advertisements in the vacant shop windows were sun bleached and dust coated The garbage bins were overflowing, and the parks tangled and overgrown.Can I spend two years here at the University, let alone stay But stay I did I have lived all over Southern Ontario, as well as overseas, and yet Windsor Essex is where I have settled and put down roots Part of that is because Windsor Essex has something that I appreciate, a sort of understated, humble magic that can be easily overlooked, and yet is just as present below the surface of things Marty Gervais captures this in Ghost Road and other forgotten stories of Windsor, an excellent collection of stories and photographs that spans our history from the 18th Century to 1980 and Beyond No matter how accomplished the person, there is a celebration that their intentions were not necessarily to be a famous Baseball Player or Photographer, but rather people in a community who shares their talents and successes with the people who they love Part of the appeal of Windsor Essex for me is that the magic of our history takes some digging to find, that it isn t necessarily thrown in our faces I know this is true, in part, with everywhere I have lived On a subjective level, however, I believe that it ischaracteristic of Windsor Essex.Mr Gervais has done some of the work for us, and I am sure you will thank him for it when you read this book The true success of this book is what it does for the reader Namely, it makes you stop and think as you walk down that old familiar road, to look a littlecarefully when you are driving past fields in the county, or even as you are going through the stuff packed away in boxes in your basement or attic, and to really think there is history and magic here in the mundane There are stories in the bricks and mortar of the towns and streets and houses in which we live It just takes a little work to find them, but it is definitely worth the effort

  2. Mark Nenadov Mark Nenadov says:

    For some reason or another, some people think the Windsor Essex County region is void of entertaining history Some even think that entertaining history in general is an oxymoron This book debunks both of these myths There are two pitfalls that historians can fall into, causing their work to be bland First, forgetting that they are storytellers Second, forgetting that there isto history than just words.This book shines in these two categories Marty Gervais is a wonderful story tel For some reason or another, some people think the Windsor Essex County region is void of entertaining history Some even think that entertaining history in general is an oxymoron This book debunks both of these myths There are two pitfalls that historians can fall into, causing their work to be bland First, forgetting that they are storytellers Second, forgetting that there isto history than just words.This book shines in these two categories Marty Gervais is a wonderful story teller, weaving tales from the details And, he does a good job of graphically adorning the stories by sharing appropriate photos It s a fantastic contribution to the history of the Windsor area.I went to the launch of this book at the Biblioasis storefront and I was drawn in by the stories Marty told It was a good introduction to this book The design of this book is akin to a coffee table book, it s very interesting to just flip through the pictures, although there are a lot of words to devour as well If you are familiar with Gervais other works, you may like to know that this book s layout is quite similar to his book on the rum runners

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