Books of Earle Gray

Books of Earle Gray
1969
July 31

Impact of Oil: Developing Canada’s Resources

Impact of Oil: Developing Canada’s Resources. Toronto: Ryerson Press/Maclean Hunter, 1969. A layman’s account of how oil is formed, found, produced, transported, refined, marketed, and processed into petrochemicals products from carpets to lipstick.

1970
July 12

The Great Canadian Oil Patch

The Great Canadian Oil Patch. Toronto: Maclean-Hunter, 1970. The first comprehensive history of Canada’s petroleum industry.

1979
July 31

Super Pipe: The Arctic Pipeline—World’s Greatest Fiasco?

Super Pipe: The Arctic Pipeline—World’s Greatest Fiasco? Toronto: Griffin House, 1979. “An important addition to the bookshelves of any person interested in one of the most significant events of recent Canadian history.” Ian McDougall, law professor, Osgoode Hall, York University.

1982
July 31

The Great Uranium Cartel

The Great Uranium Cartel. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1982.“Solid account of one of the most bizarre episodes in business history.” Globe and Mail. “…a lively thread of suspense from chapter to chapter. Toronto Star.

July 31

Wildcatters: The Story of Pacific Petroleums and Westcoast Transmission

Wildcatters: The Story of Pacific Petroleums and Westcoast Transmission. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1982. “A finely-honed portrait of one of Canada’s gustiest and most successful trailblazers… a good read.” Toronto Star.

1988
July 31

Free Trade, Free Canada

Free Trade, Free Canada. Woodville, Ontario: Canadian Speeches, 1988. On the eve of one of Canada’s most historic national elections, 24 notable Canadians argue the case for free trade with the United States. My lead article assesses 140 years of turbulent Canadian-American trade relations, involving politicians, plutocrats, smugglers, and spies.

2000
July 31

Forty Years in the Public Interest: A History of the National Energy Board

Forty Years in the Public Interest: A History of the National Energy Board. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2000. Opens the door on the Canadian energy industry and provides a fascinating look at the workings of the NEB.

2005
July 31

The Great Canadian Oil Patch: Second edition. The Petroleum Era from Birth to Peak

The Great Canadian Oil Patch: Second edition. The Petroleum Era from Birth to Peak. Edmonton: JuneWarren Publishing, 2005. Extensively updated and revised with more than 60% new content. “A book to rival Pierre Berton’s National Dream.” Desmond Morton, founding director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.

2008
July 31

Ontario’s Petroleum Legacy: The birth, evolution, and challenges of a global industry

Ontario’s Petroleum Legacy: The birth, evolution, and challenges of a global industry. Edmonton: Heritage Community Foundation, 2008. How Canada gave birth to the global petroleum industry “Fascinatingly told.” W.R. Wilson, Former Director of Education, Algoma Board of Education.

2012
July 31

About Canada: “My God, this is a great country

About Canada: “My God, this is a great country.” Toronto: Civil Sector Press, 2012. “A bright, lively book that serves to remind Canadians that as a country we have done much to be proud of.” Historian Robert Bothwell, author of The Penguin History of Canada.

2017
January 22

Unfamiliar History: Canada@150. From the files of Earle Gray. (pdf and Ebook formats)

Civil Sector Press, 2017. “… the foremost historian of Canada’s petroleum industry... provides a wide-ranging selection of short pieces on aspects of Canada’s past and present, the result of copious digging into contemporary newspapers and his own interesting perspectives.  Episodes covered range from the alcoholism problems of the North West Mounted Police to Sir Sam Hughes’s war against the “sinful” Salvation Army to instructions in 1920 on how to winterize your Model T.  There are also some compelling longer essays including his personal account of traveling with the first icebreakers through the North West Passage in 1969.  The reader can feel free to dip into the book for diversion or read straight through to appreciate a panorama of little-known events of our history.” Graham Taylor, Professor Emeritus, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario Author, The Rise of Canadian Business (2009), Du Pont and the International Chemical Industry (1984).

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