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Beads and Sequins: The Lewiscraft Story By Paul Woods
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It lasted almost a century, from the horse-and-buggy era to the Internet age. It was beloved by Canadians—mostly women and girls—who ordered goods from its catalogues or flocked to its... More > cozy stores to buy supplies from clerks who were as passionate as their customers about crafting. If you liked to make pretty or useful things, chances are you would find what you needed in the Lewiscraft catalogue or one of its dozens of shopping-mall outlets from coast to coast. Beads and Sequins: The Lewiscraft Story covers the history of Lewiscraft, from its humble beginnings as a one-man leather distribution business in 1913 to its sad disappearance from the Canadian retail landscape in 2007. It is the tale of a shoestring family enterprise that grew into an iconic and beloved Canadian brand—and ultimately fell victim to a new form of selling known as “big-box” stores. It’s a story about business. About Toronto. About four generations of a family. And about Canadian society in the 20th century.< Less
Bouncing Back: From National Joke to Grey Cup Champs By Paul Woods
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For three decades the Toronto Argonauts were a national joke: a team that not only lost most of the time, but usually did so in embarrassing fashion. The franchise bottomed out in 1981 with just two... More > wins. But 1981 was not a complete disaster because, even while finding new and more creative ways to lose, the Argos were assembling many of the key components that helped the franchise return to excitement in 1982 and Grey Cup glory in 1983. Thirty years after that long-awaited triumph, Bouncing Back takes readers on a wild ride through the three eventful and mesmerizing years that culminated in the 1983 Grey Cup, from crushing humiliations through sensational resurgence and finally the ultimate triumph.< Less
Bouncing Back: From National Joke to Grey Cup Champs By Paul Woods
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For three decades the Toronto Argonauts were a national joke: a team that not only lost most of the time, but usually did so in embarrassing fashion. The franchise bottomed out in 1981 with just two... More > wins. But 1981 was not a complete disaster because, even while finding new and more creative ways to lose, the Argos were assembling many of the key components that helped the franchise return to excitement in 1982 and Grey Cup glory in 1983. Thirty years after that long-awaited triumph, Bouncing Back takes readers on a wild ride through the three eventful and mesmerizing years that culminated in the 1983 Grey Cup, from crushing humiliations through sensational resurgence and finally the ultimate triumph. Author Paul Woods is a journalist and educator, a lifelong fan of the Argonauts and a dedicated archivist and historian of Canadian football. He worked as a reporter, editor and senior executive for The Canadian Press for 31 years and has also taught journalism at Ryerson University.< Less