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Books in Manitoba History: “Picturing Manitoba: Legacies of The Winnipeg Tribune

Picturing Manitoba

Picturing Manitoba: Legacies of The Winnipeg Tribune

by Russ Gourluck

Great Plains Publications
October 2008
$29.95
978-1-894283-76-2
Trade paper, 224 pp 10 x 11


From the bestselling author of A Store Like No Other: Eaton’s of Winnipeg and Going Downtown: A History of Winnipeg’s Portage Avenue comes an exciting new illustrated Manitoba history book. Picturing Manitoba: Legacies of The Winnipeg Tribune relates the 90-year history of one of Manitoba’s most loved publications.

The first part is packed with intriguing anecdotes gleamed from personal interviews with such memorable Tribune personalities as the legendary Peter Warren, sports icons Jack Matheson and Ed Dearden; provocative columnists Vic Grant and Frances Russell; editorial cartoonist Jan Kamienski; editors Dona Harvey and Gerry Haslam; and veteran journalists Val Werier and Jim Shilliday.

Then, in hundreds of fascinating photographs by celebrated Tribune photojournalists, Picturing Manitoba visits cities and towns across the province and through the decades. Originally taken to illustrate the news stories of the day, these high-quality photos are now enduring visual records of life in Manitoba. Included are classic shots by such notable Trib photographers as Gordon Aikman, Hugh Allan, Frank Chalmers, Jeff De Booy, and Jon Thordarson.

Picturing Manitoba: Legacies of The Winnipeg Tribune will be published this fall by Great Plains Publications, and launched at a ceremony on 5 October, to which all are welcome:

Sunday, 5 October 2008, 3:00 PM
McNally-Robinson Booksellers, Polo Park (Winnipeg)

The Author

After a 33-year career as a teacher and principal in Manitoba’s public school system, Russ Gourluck is now pursuing his lifelong interest in writing. His first two books, A Store Like No Other and Going Downtown were best sellers in Manitoba and have achieved the status of Canadian Best Sellers. Russ’s next book, The Mosaic Village: A History of Winnipeg’s North End, is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2010.

Posted: 20 December 2016

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