Paul Grescoe with his wife.
Paul Grescoe with his wife.
(When the nude, mutilated body of movie star Bobbi Flynn t...)
When the nude, mutilated body of movie star Bobbi Flynn turns up dead on Vancouver's famed Wreck Beach, private investigator Dan Rudnicki finds himself sucked into a netherworld of pimps, power brokers, transexuals, blackmailers and violent paranoids. Bobbi Flynn was in Vancouver shooting a Hollywood financed feature entitled The Empty Gun and it's Rudnicki's job to locate the prostitute who was the movie producer's alibi for the night of Bobbi's murder.
(Flight Path is the first book to chronicle the amazing su...)
Flight Path is the first book to chronicle the amazing success story of Canada's leading low-fare airline. It offers a detailed look at WestJet's path to success and holds valuable lessons for any business reader: the empowering corporate philosophy and people-first culture; the low-cost structure that drives profitability; the passion for customer service that puts the fun back into flying; the focus on technology innovations; and the unwavering commitment to providing safe, friendly, and affordable air travel.
(This is the first English-language collection of Canadian...)
This is the first English-language collection of Canadian letters, dating back to the days before Confederation. Carefully selected from personal collections, archives, and museums, succinctly introduced to establish context, the letters in this collection range from heart-rending accounts of toil to the impassioned grandiloquence of premiers, from an escaped slave’s chastising of his former master to an ardent nationalist’s excoriation of a prime minister enamored of free trade, from the atrocities of war to the sweet delights of young love.
(This anthology includes letters that date as far back as ...)
This anthology includes letters that date as far back as the Boer War (which began in 1899) and extend up to 2002 when Canadian peacekeepers served in Afghanistan. Between are letters from the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, and a number of peacekeeping missions. It contains some of the most powerful writing that Canadians - whether reassuring loved ones, recounting the bitter reality of battle, or describing the appalling conditions of combat - have ever committed to the page.
(In the 138 years since Confederation, kinfolk, friends, o...)
In the 138 years since Confederation, kinfolk, friends, old married couples, and especially young lovers have declared on paper their caring and passion. The letters in this unique collection are moving, dramatic, funny, and remind us that falling in love is a universal experience.
Paul Grescoe began his career with Canadian Press, later working for The Brandon Sun, The Winnipeg Tribune and The Toronto Telegram before becoming a staff writer and editor with The Canadian Magazine and Maclean's. During the 1970s and 1980s, he was the co-owner and editorial director of a chain of Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton city magazines.
He began his career as an author in 1985 with The Money Rustlers: Self-Made Millionaires of the New West, a study he wrote with David Cruise on the new breed of millionaires in Canada’s West. Quill & Quire reviewer Wayne Lilley questioned the authors’ criteria for defining a western entrepreneur, but he admired the book’s fluid prose and solid research, calling it "a valuable contribution to the growing mythology of Canadian business success."
After The Money Rustlers Grescoe wrote two mystery novels. Flesh Wound, published in 1991, introduces Ukrainian-Canadian detective Dan Rudnicki. The second Dan Rudnicki mystery, Blood Vessel, was Published in 1993.
Grescoe also used the novel’s setting - a cruise ship route between Alaska and Vancouver - in his next book, Alaska: The Cruise-Lover’s Guide, written with his wife, Audrey Grescoe. This tour guide, along with his subsequent Fragments of Paradise: British Columbia’s Wild and Wondrous Islands, was respected an outstanding contribution to the genre.
Grescoe returned to business coverage with The Merchants of Venus: Inside Harlequin and the Empire of Romance, his 1996 study of Harlequin Books. Quill & Quire correspondent Andrew Allentuck admired the style, literacy, humor, and gift of the phrase.
He has been chronicling Western Canadian entrepreneurs for decades - from the legendary Vancouver billionaire Jim Pattison to the Winnipeg couple who founded the Harlequin romance empire. In 2002 he and his wife collaborated on the first general collection of English language letters written by Canadians, The book of letters: 150 years of private Canadian correspondence. The book of war letters: 100 years of Canadian wartime correspondence followed in 2003 and The book of love letters in 2005. With his wife, he is also a compiler of three recent volumes of private correspondence that illuminate Canadian history.
(When the nude, mutilated body of movie star Bobbi Flynn t...)1991
(This anthology includes letters that date as far back as ...)2005
(In the 138 years since Confederation, kinfolk, friends, o...)2006
(This is the first English-language collection of Canadian...)2004
(Flight Path is the first book to chronicle the amazing su...)1994
Quotations: “I have more than a journalistic interest in Lieben. It lies a three-minute walk from where my wife Audrey and I live on Bowen Island, and its vibrant history has been an inspiration to us as writers.”
Paul Grescoe is married to Audrey Grescoe.