A century ago, a prospector discovered gold at Ontario’s Kirkland Lake and a son was born to British immigrants in Saskatchewan. The boy – Norman Bell Keevil – went on to become a renowned scientist, teacher, and prospector, discovering a small but high-grade copper mine in Ontario. Parlaying that into control of the Kirkland Lake gold mine, he formed the fledgling mining company Teck Corporation. In Never Rest on Your Ores, Keevil’s son Norman, also a geoscientist, re- counts how over the ensuing fifty years, a growing team of like-minded engi- neers and entrepreneurs built Canada’s largest diversified mining company. In candid detail he tells the story of a company and its makers, the discovery and creation of mines, the mechanics of industry financing, and the role that merg- ers and acquisitions play in a volatile environment. Along the way he meets fascinating captains of industry and politicians not only in Canada but in the United States and around the world. Finding an ore body – rock that holds valuable metals and minerals – and promoting its exploitation in order to finance and create a mine, most often in hard-to-access wilderness, is as complicated as locating and extracting a needle in a very messy haystack. Underlying this history is a constant need to replenish the ore, and this need drives the people involved. A detailed and revealing history of a company that he helped to grow and lead for many years, Keevil’s Never Rest on Your Ores is both entertaining and instructive, a rare insider’s account of an industry that has been crucial to the building of this country. Norman B. Keevil, a geoscientist with a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, is board chairman of Teck Resources and a member of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. He lives in Vancouver, bc. George Reinitz was twelve years old when he and his family were taken from Szikszó, Hungary, and deported to Auschwitz, where many of his family members were killed. He experienced the horrors of a Nazi death camp as a boy on the brink of adolescence. Following his liberation he returned to his hometown where he remained for a few years before immigrating to Montreal in 1948 as part of the Canadian Jewish Congress’s War Orphans Project. In Wrestling with Life, George Reinitz recounts his vivid memories of childhood and his experiences in one of the worst places humans ever created. He recalls being tattooed with an unclean needle, eating raw potato skins to stave off hunger, watching his father get whipped in the face, and looking after the horses of ss officers. In Auschwitz he learned and used survival skills that he later applied in the commercial realm. George settled in Montreal and be- came a world-class wrestler, competing internationally and carrying the flag for the Canadian team at the 1957 Maccabiah Games in Israel. After working in a number of jobs he found his calling in the furniture business, eventually founding Jaymar Furniture, a leading manufacturer and a company that still operates successfully in Quebec. Wrestling with Life is a moving account of a child’s survival under the most difficult of circumstances. It tells the story of one man’s hard-won success as a businessman and athlete. George Reinitz is a Holocaust survivor, athlete, and businessman. He lives in Montreal. 1 1 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 7 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S November 2017 978-0-7735-5155-8 $39.95T CDN, $39.95T US, £34.00 cloth 6.25 x 9.25 520pp 30 colour, 10 b&w photos eBook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Footprints Series August 2017 978-0-7735-5137-4 $34.95T CDN, $34.95T US, £29.99 cloth 6 x 9 224pp 22 photos eBook available B I O G R A P H Y • H I S T O R Y O F B U S I N E S S M E M O I R • J E W I S H S T U D I E S Never Rest on Your Ores Building a Mining Company, One Stone at a Time norman b. keevil A lively story of luck and perseverance in the building of a major mining company. Wrestling with Life From Hungary to Auschwitz to Montreal george reinitz with richard king A story of survival and renewal from Auschwitz to success in sport and business.