Fonds F2921 - David Cruise and Alison Griffiths fonds

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David Cruise and Alison Griffiths fonds


  • [ca. 1988-1997] (Creation)

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11 m of textual records

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David Cruise, 1950- , and Alison Griffiths, 1953- , began writing together in the early 1980s and their work includes seven non-fiction books, a teleplay, documentaries for radio and television and hundreds of magazine articles for publications in Canada, the USA and Europe. They wrote a weekly financial column for the Toronto Star. They won numerous awards for their business and investigative writing as well as for two of their historical books. Among their books are: Fleecing the Lamb : The Inside Story of the Vancouver Stock Exchange. -- Toronto : Penguin, 1987; Lords of the Line. -- Markham : Viking, 1988; Net Worth : Exploding the Myth of Pro Hockey. -- Toronto : Viking, 1991; The Great Adventure : How the Mounties Conquered the West. -- Toronto : Viking, 1996; On South Mountain : The Dark Secrets of the Goler Clan. - Toronto : Viking, 1997; Working the Land : Journeys into the Heart of Canada. -- Toronto : Viking, 1999; Vancouver : A Novel. -- New York : HarperCollins, 2003; and The Portfolio Doctor : Your Prescription for Investment Health. -- Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2004.


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Gift of David Cruise and Alison Griffiths, 2007-2013.

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The fonds consists of research materials for Lords of the Line, Net Worth and The Great Adventure.

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The material is in English.

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