It looked like the story of the century. Dozens of the toughest explorers had tried for years to reach the top of the world. Then, in the fall of 1909, the mild and charming Dr. Frederick A. Cook declared he had made it. But he had another trip coming — into prison as a swindlerBy JOHN EDWARD WEEMS18 min
Trying to answer this chilling question, DR. JOHN CATHCART, OF OTTAWA, has studied the minds and motives of thirty condemned murderers. His reports are vital to the troubled men who must decide if a life must be forfeitedBy DON PEACOCK18 min
For years federal and city planners have heen striving to make a dream come true — a plan that could turn Ottawa into another Athens. They’ve already spent millions and will spend millions more. But critical taxpayers are already asking —By BLAIR FRASER16 min
For half a century the name of Hewitt has been virtually a synonym for hockey to millions of Canadians. Here’s a lively and informal look at four generations of a unique and lively dynastyBy June Callwood15 min
What other department store ■ reserves a dining room for priests and nuns? ■ sells 2,000 pairs of Rocket Richard skates in a day? ■ supplies bishops’ rings and strippers’ sequins? ■ is sometimes run by the boss’s wife? MACLEAN’S MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 13, 196 0By Robert Walker15 min
To get a good look at oneself, one has to stand some distance away from the mirror. To get a good look at one's country, one has to get some distance away from it, far enough away to be able to look at it as a whole. That, just now, is my privilege. Standing on my head here in the Antipodes, I can look up and.By A. R. M. LOWER SENDS RACK9 min
There is something strangely akin to far-off coaching days as one waits at an aerodrome in the dark of an evening for the blaring announcement that we should now proceed to our plane. Trains and ships can normally keep to a schedule. but the aeroplane is fastidious about visibility and is not ashamed to wait.By BEVERLEY BAXTER6 min
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