Sunday, November 11, 2007

Book: Verdun 125 Years of History 1875-2000 in English

Bob Bowles,
The book: Verdun 125 Years of History 1875-2000 is available in English as I found a copy in our library yesterday. However , it may be difficulty to find outside the Montreal general area but you might find it at your local libray in Calgary, if they dont have it, they may able able to order for you. I was going through it yesterday and it is full of interesting photos and facts about Verdun. Enclosed is the cover.
 
Guy
 
 

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guy5479 MSN said...

I would like to add that this book is by Denis Gravel, a well known local historian who is a member of our society (SHGV) and we are also working together on the Old 1710 House on LaSalle Boulevard called Maison Nivard-De-Saint Dizier where there are archealogical diggings going on and wich we hope wiil eventually become a Museum project, the only museum wich Verdun could have. Guy

theomer MSN said...

Bonjour, Guy,   I'm interested in the book Verdun, 125 Years of History, 1875–200.  The LaSalle library has it, but only in French.    Can you tell me where I can buy an English copy, please, and an idea of the approximate cost.   Merci bien,   Jack

les__f MSN said...

Yes Guy ,.is it available directly from SHGV ? , if so I'll have a friend of mine pick a copy up for me......Thanks for the info,.  also would it be possible to post the ISBN number of the book,.that can help locate a copy if I can't get one directly from Verdun:                       HF&RV              

guy5479 MSN said...

Les and Jack, I am checking and I will get back to you. Guy

violetbowden1 MSN said...

Hello

The Verdun book, I am not sure where to get it, but I do have the isbn#
978-2920480704 I hope that helps.


Violet

les__f MSN said...

Thanks Violet,...........that should help,.... if Guy can locate it ,then that's perfect,.and if not the ISBN  is the tool I will need...........                                                                            HF&RV

les__f MSN said...

Guy I do Remember either hearing about this book,.or maybe you posted something of it,.in the past,... here's some info ,relative to 2 separate books about Verdun To learn more about Verdun's history DEZIEL, Julien, Essai d'histoire de Verdun 1665-1876-1976 , Comit챕 du centenaire, Montr챕al, 1976
GRAVEL, Denis, Verdun 125 years of History 1875 – 2000 , City of Verdun, Montr챕al, 2000, 318 pages .now Denis Gravel, I've heard much about,........but Julien Deziel , I have not,....Do you know much about him or more importantly this Verdun Book , maybe Mr Deziel 's book is available in the SHGV too?? If it's there maybe you can check it out ,as to having Verdun Photo's we haven't found yet? It might just be a a terrific find...........................   Thanks Again                                                                                                             HF&RV

violetbowden1 MSN said...

Hi Les,

Let me know if you are able to order the book I would like a copy too. It
would be great for an xmas gift.

Violet

les__f MSN said...

No problem ,I'll post the info as soon as I know,...........................  HF&RV

the lad MSN said...

Les/Guy   Just wondering if that book store on Wellington near Chruch Ave. would have it considering he had the WW2 book. Guy maybe you could call the guy. I had his number but cannot find the business card now.   I too will order one if I can.   Lad

les__f MSN said...

the lad"  that's the store my friend's wife found the last Verdun Calendar,& sent it to me,.So I was thinking the same thing ,that the Verdun 125 book might be available there as well,....  ( I thought it was some sort of small library,.but I guess it's a bookstore,....and maybe has a deal with SHGV to retail some of these Verdun type books?? I'll let you know ,when I hear something too:                                                                                                                    HF&RV

biking2006 MSN said...

I tried Amazon.com . The book is listed but have no copies. Also Ebay and nothing.
Bill

les__f MSN said...

I'm pretty sure Guy will find a source for us ,........if the book can be had anywhere it most likely will be Verdun.......................                HF&RV

jmhachey MSN said...

Hi Les ! History of Verdun Julien D챕ziel (1976) Re: Banjo4141 http://groups.msn.com/VerdunConnections/historyofverdunphotos.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=482 http://groups.msn.com/VerdunConnections/profile?user=Banjo4141%E2%9C%93 JM

les__f MSN said...

Yes of course JMH,.,.....   I should have known that.........oooops !!  and I'm usually suggesting to everyone to have a look through all the things on Our site...........hahahahaha  that ones been there for sometime,...             Thanks Banjo4141        ( JMH for pointing it out)   .......this is another one of the pictures that Banjo posted for us:     I will try to keep an eye out for this book,...might be some other interest5ing photo's in there from Verdun's Past.................                                                                            Have Fun & Remember Verdun

guy5479 MSN said...

JM We have that book in our library (SHGV) Guy

the lad MSN said...

Les   Remember the book store just off the corner of Church and Wellington..right acros from the Church...think its been there for years...going to try and look the number up and let you know if I do..   Lad

les__f MSN said...

the lad:   I Remember getting off the bus from school at the corner of Church & Wellington,.and right on the corner (SW) was a sort of pharmacy /store, then heading towards Galt,.just in from the corner was a little store called ' the Lucky Spot' ( I had to pick up my oldman's Montreal Star,.the store had one of those old 'Star Weekly' signs outside,........  could this hae been the store your talking about,.cause they did have magazines ,.& stuff, but it was more just a little store,.but i think closer to Galt was a 'Card Store ' or something ,.then the Biscuit Store ( always smelled like those Maple Leaf Cookies).....but I guess the store your talking about is the same one my friends wife found the Verdun Calendar in??  but it's been quite a while since I even thought of that area,that I'm probably just forgeting the place,. I know that when the Bus stopped at Church Av,.if you got off the back door of the bus,.you could almost walk in the the little newspaper store,...& the front door would bring you into that Store on the Corner..... all these ,were across from the Big Church,...........If I could see a picture of that block from the Church side of the street,.I 'd probably get the old "Oh Yea. that place"..........hahahahahaha           Let us know what you find out.                                                               HF&RV

violetbowden1 MSN said...

Hello,

I called the renaud bray bookstore in Verdun but they only have the french
version. I called City Hall but they were not help at all.
I will keep looking.


Violet



the lad MSN said...

Les   Just down from the convience store going towards Galt. Think there is a resto just after the place... The bank is still on the corner.. I called the bookstore before..Phillip who works there told me he has tried to get the book in English for a long time..Told me it is the city who puts it out..they are hard to get hold of...told me send him e-mail and he will let me know when he gets them.Told him sure he would sell a few...   Have not heard Star Weekly in years..used to deliver the Star right down to May Street and back along Wellington.Rushbrooke,all around there.Back to Hickson and Verdun Ave, Not bad considering started route at St.Joesph near the Acky Water Works..   Thanks for the prompt Lad

the lad MSN said...

Hi Violet   Just sent Les a message echoing what you said about the City. Book store told me same thing very hard to get co-operation from them.   Lad

les__f MSN said...

Ya I forgot about the restaurant ,.but vaguely recall it now,.(could be power of suggestion).,hahahaha  the Ortuso family lived upstairs ,sort of a hidden 2nd floor gallery,.(one of those 'good galleries' for playing hockey......hahahah  Wider than most,.........  also just past the bank was a very small 'alleyway' that lead to almost the back yard of a friend of mine's backyard,.who lived on Galt just immediately passed the bank ,.his house looked over towards the City & District Bank ....almost exactly inline with the French school & a little lane that separated the School from the bank... Wayne Howard his name was,......man that goes back to being just a kid,..... YIKES...................hahahahahha                Let us know when your buddy calls you,.........  Thanks                                                            HF&RV

les__f MSN said...

Great Violet Thanks ,...............btwn everyone I'm sure we'll find a stash.,                                      HF&RV

the lad MSN said...

Les   Will let you know.   Lad

guy5479 MSN said...

Lad, The name of that store is now called La Librairie de Verdun. Guy

bahama865 MSN said...

was quite a bad flood, my grandparents  told me about this as they lived on evelyn st. carolyn bennett

guy5479 MSN said...

Through my contacts at the SHGV, I have located the place where I can get the book by Denis Gravel, Verdun 125 years of History 1875 - 2000 in English. I am waiting for a confirmation of the quantity available and the price. This will be sometime next week. In the meantime, those interested in buying a copy, please advise me. Guy

violetbowden1 MSN said...

Hello Guy,


I am interested in buying the book.  Thank you for finding out for
us.




Violet Bowden

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Through my contacts at the SHGV, I have located the place where I can get the book by Denis Gravel, Verdun 125 years of History 1875 - 2000 in English. I am waiting for a confirmation of the quantity available and the price. This will be sometime next week. In the meantime, those interested in buying a copy, please advise me.


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guy5479 MSN said...

Violet, I will get back to you as soon as I find out quantity available and price, perhaps even today or tomorrow. Guy

the lad MSN said...

Guy   Count me in.   Lad

guy5479 MSN said...

My source is having problems finding the box in their warehouse but I will get back to you as soon as I can. Guy

habsrule241 MSN said...

hi guy   can you ket me know the price?? i may be intertested depending.   jd daly@hp.com    

habsrule241 MSN said...

hi.. is there an ISBN number or amything???.. If i get the number perhaps i/we can find out how to order it it??   please let me know.. jd  

habsrule241 MSN said...

hi.. what a bone head i am.. i should have checked the previous posts where the ISBN 978-2920480704  was placed..   sorry!!.. will see what i can do   jd  

habsrule241 MSN said...

Hi.. i found this book and got 2 copies and i believe there are 2 left at this location. Call and ask for Norman Robert and give him the ISBN number ISBN 978-2920480704    Societe de recherche historique Archiv-Histo Soci챕t챕 de recherche historique Archiv-Histo 2320 rue des Carri챔res, Montr챕al (Qu챕bec), H2G 3G9 T챕l챕phone: (514) 873-6347 t챕l챕copieur (fax): (514) 873-6248 good luck jd  

finngirl10 MSN said...

Hi Guy A little bit late on my part but is the book on the history of Verdun still available?  I would love to buy it so please let me know.  Visited my old Crawford Park a few weeks ago.  Wonderful memories of my childhood there.  The old house still looks grand.  The place where you grew up remains in your heart forever.  Los Angeles is far away but Verdun and Crawford Park are dear to my heart.  Mirja

guy5479 MSN said...

Mirja, My source has not gotten back to me. They have a box sosmewere in their warehouse but have not found it as yet. I have not given up and I will get back to you as soon as I get an answer. We have 1 copy in French and 1 copy in English in our librairie (SHGV) for consulting by our members as well as interested Verdunites. Guy

habsrule241 MSN said...

hi finngirl.   if you look at the note above your post i put the info to get the book from montreal. They did have one copy left when i posted. The book was 30 and shipping to toronto was 10.. call them and ask if they still have one.   regards jd    

cdsalmela MSN said...

Hi Guy - I try very hard not to add to my collection of books, but this Verdun one is irresistable!  Please do let us know about availability.  Would love to get one.  I've checked in all libraries around here (Vancouver, BC) with no success.    & Happy New Year to all!   Carol Salmela 

finngirl10 MSN said...

Thanks JD.  I will give them a call. 

finngirl10 MSN said...

Hi again Guy I have followed up on all of the leads given and have had no success in finding the book on Verdun.  Do you have any other information on where I could find a copy to purchase?? 

guy5479 MSN said...

fingirl10, I will get back to you later today or tomorrow with an address. Guy

finngirl10 MSN said...

Fantastic Guy.  I really appreciate it.

guy5479 MSN said...

Here is the address where to get a copy of the book: Verdun, 125 Years of History, 1875 - 2000, by historian Denis Gravel:   Nancy Raymond Centre Communautaire Marcel Giroux 4501 Bannantyne St., Verdun Qc H4G 1E3   Tel. 514 765 7150 Int. nancy.raymond@verdun.ca   Guy

finngirl10 MSN said...

Thank you Guy.

finngirl10 MSN said...

Hi again Guy.  Thanks so much for the information on the book "Verdun 125 Yrs. of History".  They did indeed have a copy and my friend in Montreal is going to pick it up for me and mail it to me.  I really appreciate your efforts in locating the book. 

Paul Don said...

Hi guys,

VERY late to the party here, but this online source seems to have copies of the English version, which was translated by Paul Don (that's me, and I just might pick up a copy meself!): Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ). Here's the addy:

http://iris.banq.qc.ca/alswww2.dll/APS_PRESENT_BIB?Style=Portal3&SubStyle=&Lang=FRE&ResponseEncoding=utf-8&no=0000588644&Via=Z3950&View=ISBD&Parent=Obj_1239331422996921&SearchBrowseList=Obj_1239331422996921&SearchBrowseListItem=160886&BrowseList=Obj_1239331422996921?Style=Portal3&SubStyle=&Lang=FRE&ResponseEncoding=utf-8&BrowseListItem=160886&QueryObject=Obj_1239081422996918

Hope this post gets found by anyone still looking.