Niagara Falls







There are many fine books that have been written about the treasures of Niagara Falls over the years. To learn more about Niagara Falls, we encourage you to visit your local library.

The Public Libraries in Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York contain a wealth of information on this subject and more.



Exercise Your Mind - READ A BOOK




Lisa Aug - author

Beyond the Falls: A Modern History of the Lower Niagara River (1998)




George Bailey - author & historian, former Niagara Parks Public Relations
Magic of Niagara (1996)

The Niagara Falls Question and Answer Book

Daredevils Over Niagara

The Niagara Book, Facts Figures and the Famous (2004)

The History of the Maid of the Mist (2006)




Colin Bateman - author
the Maid of the Mist {novel} (1999)




Pierre Berton - National Canadian author & historian
Niagara: a history of the Falls (1992)




Donald Braider - author
The Niagara (1972)




Charles Mason Dow - author & historian
Anthology & Bibliography of Niagara Falls (1926) Volume #1 and Volume #2




Karen Dubinsky - author
The Second Greatest Disappointment : Honeymoons and Tourism at Niagara Falls (1999)




Daniel Dumych - author, historian

Niagara Falls - Volume 1 (1996)
Niagara Falls - Volume 2 (1998)




Margaret Dunn - author
Niagara Falls (1998)




Robert J. Foley - author & historian
Volume #1 Niagara Story -The Beginnings (to 1812)
Volume #2 Niagara Story - The War of 1812
Volume #3 Niagara Story - The Welland Canal
Volume #4 Niagara Story - The Canadians1994-1995




Glenn Forrester - author, geologist
Niagara Falls and the Glacier (1976)




Hugh J. Gayler - Associate Professor - Brock University,  author
Niagara's Changing Landscapes (1994)




Donald E. Graves - author, historian
Red Coats & Grey Jackets: The Battle of Chippawa, 5 July 1814 (1995)
Where Right and Glory Lead!: The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814 (1997)




Paul Gromosiak - author, historian
Soaring Gulls and Bowing Trees: The History of the Islands Above Niagara Falls (1991)
Niagara Falls Q and A: Answers to the Most Common Questions About Niagara Falls (1991)
Zany Niagara: the Funniest Things People Say About Niagara Falls (1993)
Water Over the Falls: 101 of the Most Memorable Events at Niagara Falls (1997)
Daring Niagara: 50 Death-Defying Stunts at the Falls (1999)




Robert Higgins - author, historian
The Niagara Frontier: Its Place in US and Canadian history (1996)
An Awful Grandeur: Niagara in Quotes (1999)




Jack Hough - author, historian, educator
Geology of the Great Lakes (1996)




William Irwin - author & historian
The New Niagara - Tourism, Technology & Landscape of  Niagara Falls 1776 -1917 (1996)




Ted W. Kriner - author
Journeys to the Brink of Doom: True Stories of Disaster, Mystery and Heroism at Niagara Falls (1997)

In The Mad Water: Two Centuries of Adventure and Lunacy at Niagara Falls (1999)




Suzette Mayr - author
The Widows {novel} (1998)




Joan Murray - author
Queen of the Mist: the Forgotten Heroine of Niagara (1999)



Kevin McCabe - author
The Poetry of Old Niagara (1999)




Emily Arnold McCully - author
Mirette and Bellini Cross Niagara Falls (2000)




Philip Nyhuis - author
Niagara : Attracting the World (1997)



Dr. Charles Carlin Parish - author
Queen of the Mist - the Story of Annie Edson Taylor (1987)



Francis Petrie - former City of Niagara Falls historian
Roll Out the Barrel: the story of Niagara's Daredevils (1985)
Francis Petrie's 150 years of Niagara Daredevils and Accidents (1980)




George A. Seibel - former Niagara Parks Commission historian
Ontario's Niagara Parks - 100 years: a history (1985)
Niagara -The Portage Road (1990)
Bridges Over the Niagara Gorge (1991)
Geology of Our Romantic Niagara [co-authored] (1988)
Niagara Falls Canada - A History (1967)




Dr. Irving Tesmer - author & geologist
Colossal Cataract - The Geologic History of Niagara Falls  (1981)



Albert H. Tiplin - author & teacher, geologist & historian
Geology of Our Romantic Niagara (1988)




Walter Tovell - author & geologist & historian
The Niagara River (1979)


Jane Urquhart - author
The Whirlpool {novel} (1990)




Peter Watson - author
The Great Gorge Route (1997)




Sherman Zavitz - author, City of Niagara Falls & Niagara Parks historian
Niagara: then and now (1996)
Niagara at the turn of the Century and how it has changed (1996)
It Happened at Niagara (1996)




Everything you wanted to know about Niagara Falls can be found within the contents of these books. Visit your library today.

E-mail inquiries about these many fine books and of their special collections are encouraged by the friendly and helpful staff of the Niagara Falls Public Library Reference Department at:


The City of Niagara Falls Public Library
4848 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario
(905) 356-8080


The City of Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, New York
(716) 286-4899












Date last updated: February 13, 2012



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