Escape Hatch Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the launch of Escape Hatch: Newfoundland’s Quest for German Industry and Immigration, 1950–1970 by Gerhard P. Bassler at a series of book signings taking place the weekend of March 3–5 in St. John’s.

Friday, March 3
10:00 am – 12:00 noon at Costco

Saturday, March 4
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at Costco
3:00 – 5:00 pm at Coles, Avalon Mall

Sunday, March 5
1:00 – 2:30 pm at Chapters
3:00 – 4:30 pm at Coles, Village Shopping Centre

After Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949, Premier J.R. Smallwood believed that industrialization would prevent a mass exodus from the economically backward province to mainland Canada in search of employment. Escape Hatch traces Smallwood’s recruitment of each individual industry from the perspectives of both the Newfoundland government and the foreign industrialists. The book examines the conditions under which each of these industries operated and the reasons for their successes and failures.

For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 22 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420 ext. 22).