Lea Kaplan is a designer at The Toronto Star and freelance book designer with over seven years of publishing experience.
On December 27, 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, a distant land unknown to most Canadians. A crucial fall-out was the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow, which Canada eventually joined, forcing 212 Canadian athletes to shelve their Olympic dreams, some temporarily, many forever. For the athletes, there was and is sadness at a missed opportunity to excel on the O... read more
Everyone's heard of Jersey Boys. Thirteen million people have seen the show, totaling more than $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. The cast members have performed on Oprah , the Today show, Dancing with the Stars, and at the Emmy Awards. Their recording has gone Platinum, selling more than a million copies in the United States alone. There are six companies performing it around the world ri... read more
The year was 1989 the year everything unexpected happened: the fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the massacre at Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was the beginning of the end of an era, but Professor Hamilton West had the notion it was the end of much more – the end of history itself.
What could possibly connect the famous sinking of the Titanic in 1912 with a WW II German U-boat loaded with a mysterious cargo? Chris Angus marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking by crafting a compelling tale that brings together a past of lost treasure, shipwrecked survivors and survival in the harsh climate of Greenland with a present of high-stakes international thievery, mur... read more
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