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The Remarkable, Untold Story of Frederick Walker "Casey" Baldwin: Gentleman, Genius, and Alexander Graham Bell's Protégé

John G. Langley Sean Baldwin

312 pages
Nimbus Publishing

Frederick Walker "Casey" Baldwin—athlete, engineer, aeronaut, sailor, politician, activist, conservationist—was a true gentleman, modest to a fault. As one of Alexander Graham Bell's young associates, Casey was the first Canadian, and the first born in the British Empire, to fly—a full eleven months before the historic 1909 flight in Baddeck of the Silver Dart. Casey became the son Alec and Mabel Bell never had. Dr. Bell described him as "quite a genius...the best blood of Canada."

Gleaned from hundreds of pieces of heretofore unseen Baldwin correspondence, Casey is the untold story of true genius, epic accomplishments, and the stunning failure by Canada to seize upon and recognize those achievements. With this biography, Langley gives honour where honour is due.

Includes over 30 black and white images and a foreword by Casey's grandson, Sean Baldwin.

Author Bio
John G. Langley is the author of Canadian Confederate Cruiser and Steam Lion. After a successful career in law, he retired from active practice, and, with a lengthy background as a collector and student of marine history, established the Cunard Steamship Society. He has been a consultant to producers of films on the life of Samuel Cunard and vessels of the Cunard Line. He lectures extensively aboard Cunard liners and other cruise ships. He lives in Baddeck, Nova Scotia.