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  • The American Civil War in the Shaping of British Democracyby Brent E. Kinser

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    Brent E. Kinser explores the presence of the American Civil War in the writings of British intellectuals such as Thomas Carlyle, Anthony Trollope, Walter Bagehot, and John Stuart Mill, all of whom engaged in the debates surrounding democracy's viability as a foundation for modern governance. Kinser focuses on the period from the outbreak of war... more...

  • Voices of Revolutionary America: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Lifeby Carol Sue Humphrey

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 75.00

    This book describes the everyday lives of people during the American Revolution as they adapted to the political and military conflicts of the time. more...

  • Inventing Niagaraby Ginger Strand

    Simon & Schuster 2008; Not Available

    Americans call Niagara Falls a natural wonder, but the Falls aren't very natural anymore. In fact, they are a study in artifice. Water diverted, riverbed reshaped, brink stabilized and landscape redesigned, the Falls are more a monument to man's meddling than to nature's strength. Held up as an example of something real, they are hemmed in with fakery... more...

  • A Jewish Feminine Mystique?by Hasia Diner; Shira Kohn; Rachel Kranson; Rachel Kranson; Joyce Antler; Giovanna Del Negro; Daniel Horowitz; Rebecca Kobrin; Kathleen Laughlin; Raymond Mohl; Audrey Nasar; Barbara Sicherman; Nancy Sinkoff; Judith Smith; Deborah Waxman; Rebecca Wolf

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    In The Feminine Mystique, Jewish-raised Betty Friedan struck out against a postwar American culture that pressured women to play the role of subservient housewives. However, Friedan never acknowledged that many American women refused to retreat from public life during these years. Now, A Jewish Feminine Mystique? examines how Jewish women sought... more...

  • The History of Ecuadorby George M. Lauderbaugh

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 58.00

    Who are the mestizo people? What was Ecuador's role in helping the Allied cause in World War II? What were the effects of the "encomienda" labor system? What do cacao (cocoa), bananas, and oil have in common? And after nearly 60 years of conflict and war, are relations between Ecuador and Peru truly at ease? more...

  • Syrup Pails and Gopher Tailsby John C Charyk

    Greystone Books 2008; US$ 15.95

    Syrup Pails and Gopher Tails is filled with precious memories of the one-room school, presented in the words of participants. John C. Charyk , author of the Little White Schoolhouse series, is intimately acquainted with the era of the one-room school; he began a teaching career of forty-five years in a small school in rural Alberta in 1928. Yet... more...

  • A Race for Real Sailorsby Keith McLaren; Silver Donald Cameron

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 29.95

    On October 22, 1921, the American fishing schooner Elsie , just arrived from Gloucester, MS, lined up in Halifax Harbour beside a new, untested schooner from Lunenburg, ready to race over a 40-mile ocean course. The Elsie 's skipper had beaten a Canadian boat decisively the previous year to win the first International Fishermen's Cup race. The... more...

  • Right Honourable Menby Michael Bliss

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 19.99

    Updated with an insightful and controversial assessment of Jean Chrétien Since first published in 1994, Right Honourable Men has remained the definitive source for Canadians wanting to know more about the quality of our leaders and the personalities behind the policies. Now, in this timely new edition, Bliss evaluates Jean Chrétien's record... more...

  • Our Man in Tehranby Robert Wright

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; Not Available

    The world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran. As the city exploded in a fury of revolution, few knew about the six American embassy staff who escaped into hiding. For three months, Ken Taylor, the Canadian ambassador to Iran—along with his wife and embassy staffers—concealed... more...

  • Three Nights in Havanaby Robert Wright

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; Not Available

    On January 26, 1976, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau became the first leader of a NATO country to visit Cuba since the crippling 1960 American economic embargo. Accompanied by his wife, Margaret, and baby Michel, Trudeau was greeted in Havana by 250,000 cheering Cubans and a 30-foot poster of himself. ?Long live Prime Minister Fidel Castro!? Trudeau... more...