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Bruce MacNab

Bruce MacNab is the author of the award-winning biography The Metamorphosis: the apprenticeship of Harry Houdini. Raised in Dartmouth, he attended NSCAD and the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology. He now lives alongside Nova Scotia’s Cobequid Mountains

Recent Work by Bruce

That time a Nova Scotia town threatened Mahatma Gandhi with lawyers and tax collectors <b>(3 photos)</b>

That time a Nova Scotia town threatened Mahatma Gandhi with lawyers and tax collectors (3 photos)

Gandhi owned land in Bridgewater and shares of a Grand Banks schooner
Old Mother Coo predicted two Nova Scotia disasters, one to the very hour <b>(6 photos)</b>

Old Mother Coo predicted two Nova Scotia disasters, one to the very hour (6 photos)

Was this Maritime woman gifted with Second Sight?
A Black explorer led the first expedition to reach the North Pole <b>(4 photos)</b>

A Black explorer led the first expedition to reach the North Pole (4 photos)

Matthew Henson visited Nova Scotia on historic Arctic voyage
<b>Remember This?</b> Bullet Catching on Barrington Street <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember This? Bullet Catching on Barrington Street (5 photos)

Halifax no stranger to this death-dealing gun stunt
<b>Remember this?</b> Goalie legend Terry Sawchuk played at Halifax Forum 65 years ago today <b>(4 photos)</b>

Remember this? Goalie legend Terry Sawchuk played at Halifax Forum 65 years ago today (4 photos)

16-year-old Fairview boy Jim Beckman scored go ahead goal for Boston Bruins
Remember this? Impostor onboard Bluenose II <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember this? Impostor onboard Bluenose II (5 photos)

In a 2005 interview at Keith Hall, the late Bruce Oland told me why his father commissioned the building of Bluenose II
All trails lead to Country Harbour <b>(6 photos)</b>

All trails lead to Country Harbour (6 photos)

Travel Tails: Smitty barks at a seal, follows the footsteps of Black Loyalists
Thousands evacuated from the ‘Other Halifax Explosion’ 75 years ago today <b>(7 photos)</b>

Thousands evacuated from the ‘Other Halifax Explosion’ 75 years ago today (7 photos)

Women’s Army Corps, Woodlawn Dairy, Red Cross rallied for thousands of evacuees at Eastern Passage barracks
<b>Remember This?</b> Mysterious Anna Eva Fay brought her supernatural skills to Halifax <b>(6 photos)</b>

Remember This? Mysterious Anna Eva Fay brought her supernatural skills to Halifax (6 photos)

World’s foremost Medium revealed the ‘truth’ of Oak Island treasure 125 years ago
D-Day ship turned New London ferry sailed in WW2 convoy from Halifax <b>(8 photos)</b>

D-Day ship turned New London ferry sailed in WW2 convoy from Halifax (8 photos)

Travel Tails: Smitty sails on a historic ship and meets a friendly chef
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