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- Penguin Canada 2012; US$ 26.00
One of Canada's top novelists examines the life and work of another Canadian Great. Both Richler and Vassanji are award-winning novelists who regarded themselves as outsiders in their respective societies?one a Jew in Quebec, the other an Indian in Tanzania who emigrated to Canada. Their experiences were vastly different, but their perspective as... more...
- Penguin Canada 2011; US$ 34.00
In this groundbreaking narrative, historian, investigative journalist and filmmaker Peter Vronsky uncovers the hidden history of the Battle of Ridgeway and explores its significance to Canada?s nation-building myths and traditions. On June 1, 1866, more than 1,000 Fenian insurgents invaded Canada across the Niagara River from Buffalo, N.Y. The Fenians... more...
- Penguin Canada 2010; US$ 20.00
Perched atop a tall promontory and surrounded on three sides by the treacherous St. Lawrence River, Quebec City forms an almost impregnable natural fortress. But in 1759, with the Seven Years War raging around the globe, the capital city of New France came under attack. With the irascible British general James Wolfe in command, a force of more than... more...
- Penguin Canada 1998; US$ 24.00
In Reflections of a Siamese Twin , Saul turns his eye from a reinterpretation of the Western world to an examination of Canada itself. Caught up in crises?political, economic, and social?Canada continues to flounder, unable to solve or even really identify its problems. Instead, we assert absolute differences between ourselves: we are English or... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95
A woman ahead of her time, Isabella Bird (1831?1904) ranks among the most adventurous travel writers of her era. In this captivating travelogue, she reports to her sister back home in England on a series of journeys through nineteenth-century Canada and the United States. Bird recounts with passion and sensitivity such sights as wigwams on Prince... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95
"If I had not spent my year in North Dakota, I would never have become President of the United States," declared Theodore Roosevelt. The future statesman took his first steps toward the highest office in the land in the Dakota Badlands of the 1880s, where he began his transformation from aristocrat to democrat. Roosevelt left his home in the East... more...
- Dover Publications 2014; US$ 19.95
"Thou hast been a generous giver," wrote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in "To the River Charles," a poetic celebration of the eastern Massachusetts watercourse. Rich in intriguing and amusing anecdotes, this illustrated history traces the Charles's path to the sea through rocky gorges and vast meadows, along with the river's contributions to America's... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
n 1834, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., was just nineteen years old when he abandoned his life as a Harvard student to enlist as a seaman. Here is the awe-inspiring account of his travels from Boston, around Cape Horn, and to the California coast?an astonishing personal narrative brimming with unforgettable views of an arduous voyage. Vivid descriptions... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95
In a series of episodes as fantastic as any fiction, a powerful civilization crumbled at the hands of a small band of warriors. Written by one of America's great historians, this gripping chronicle draws upon the firsthand accounts of eminent sixteenth-century captains and statesmen to relate the overthrow of the Inca empire by the Spanish adventurers... more...