Books of Earle Gray
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.
The Great Canadian Oil Patch
The Great Canadian Oil Patch. Toronto: Maclean-Hunter, 1970. The first comprehensive history of Canada’s petroleum industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unfamiliar History: Canada@150. From the files of Earle Gray. (pdf and Ebook formats)