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Daniel Francis was born in Vancouver but worked for several years as a journalist, editor and researcher in Ottawa and Montreal before returning to live on the West Coast where he has continued his career as one of the country’s leading popular historians. He has written two dozen books, principally about Canadian history, including Trucking in British Columbia: An Illustrated History (Harbour Publishing, 2012), and most recently, Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum-Runners, and Border Wars (Douglas & McIntyre, 2014). Francis was also editorial director of the Encyclopedia of British Columbia (Harbour Publishing, 2000). He lives in North Vancouver, BC.

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Closing Time

Closing Time

Daniel Francis

Third Prize in the prestigious Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada in the prose non-fiction illustrated category.

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