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Jack Batten


Tundra’s Jack Batten is a well-known author, journalist, reviewer, and radio personality. He has written over thirty books on subjects that include biography, crime fiction, law and court cases, and sports. Jack Batten’s first career was as a lawyer. After four years, he turned to writing. He has been a staff writer at Maclean’s Magazine and the Star Weekly. Batten has written for many magazines, including Chatelaine, Rolling Stone, and Toronto Life. He has written radio plays for the CBC and a jazz column for The Globe and Mail. Nowadays, Jack Batten writes books and reviews crime novels for The Sunday...

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Oscar Peterson
Written by Jack Batten

Hardcover | 192 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Music; Juvenile Nonfiction - Music - Jazz; Juvenile Nonfiction - Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
978-1-77049-269-1 (1-77049-269-0)

September 11, 2012 | $21.99

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Oscar Peterson
Written by Jack Batten

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770492691
Our Price: $21.99
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Called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, received the Order of Canada and is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. This new biography from award-winning author Jack Batten, promises to tell Oscar...

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Oscar Peterson
Written by Jack Batten

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Music; Juvenile Nonfiction - Music - Jazz; Juvenile Nonfiction - Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
978-1-77049-362-9 (1-77049-362-X)

September 11, 2012 | $11.99

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Oscar Peterson
Written by Jack Batten

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770493629
Our Price: $11.99


Called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, received the Order of Canada and is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. This new biography from award-winning author Jack Batten, promises to tell Oscar...

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The War to End All Wars
Written by Jack Batten

Hardcover | 160 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - History - Europe; Juvenile Nonfiction - History - Military & Wars; Juvenile Nonfiction - Social Situations - New Experience
978-0-88776-879-8 (0-88776-879-2)

October 13, 2009 | $24.99

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The War to End All Wars
Written by Jack Batten

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887768798
Our Price: $24.99
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A brilliant, concise history of The War to End All Wars.

In the decade leading up to 1914, Europe had never known such prosperity. But the times were not good enough for the continent’s most powerful nations: Germany wanted a navy that matched England’s; Russia wanted an army as large and as...


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The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone
Written by Jack Batten

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Sports & Recreation - Olympics; Juvenile Nonfiction - Sports & Recreation - Track & Field; Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography
978-1-77049-063-5 (1-77049-063-9)

June 5, 2009 | $10.99

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The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone
Written by Jack Batten

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490635
Our Price: $10.99


Tom Longboat was a hero. A member of the Onondaga Nation, he was born on the Six Nations reserve in Oshwegen, near Brantford, Ontario. Despite poverty, poor training, and prejudice, Longboat went on to become one of the world’s best runners. In 1907, at the height of his fame, he won...

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Silent in an Evil Time
Written by Jack Batten

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - History - Europe; Juvenile Nonfiction - Girls & Women
978-1-77049-005-5 (1-77049-005-1)

May 8, 2009 | $10.99

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Silent in an Evil Time
Written by Jack Batten

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490055
Our Price: $10.99


Dutiful nurse, hospital matron, courageous resistance fighter, Edith Cavell was all of these. A British citizen, the forty-eight-year-old Cavell was matron of an institute for nurses in the suburbs of Brussels at the outbreak of World War I. Dedicated to the methods of Florence Nightingale, her intelligence and ferocious sense of...

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Silent in an Evil Time
Written by Jack Batten

Trade Paperback | 144 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - History - Europe; Juvenile Nonfiction - Girls & Women
978-0-88776-737-1 (0-88776-737-0)

October 9, 2007 | $18.99

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Silent in an Evil Time
Written by Jack Batten

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887767371
Our Price: $18.99
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Dutiful nurse, hospital matron, courageous resistance fighter, Edith Cavell was all of these. A British citizen, the forty-eight-year-old Cavell was matron of an institute for nurses in the suburbs of Brussels at the outbreak of World War I. Dedicated to the methods of Florence Nightingale, her intelligence and ferocious sense of...

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The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone
Written by Jack Batten

Trade Paperback | 112 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Sports & Recreation - Olympics; Juvenile Nonfiction - Sports & Recreation - Track & Field; Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography
978-0-88776-507-0 (0-88776-507-6)

March 12, 2002 | $16.99

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The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone
Written by Jack Batten

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887765070
Our Price: $16.99
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Tom Longboat was a hero. A member of the Onondaga Nation, he was born on the Six Nations reserve in Oshwegen, near Brantford, Ontario. Despite poverty, poor training, and prejudice, Longboat went on to become one of the world’s best runners. In 1907, at the height of his fame, he won...

Also available as an eBook.