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  • Orangevilleby Wayne Townsend

    Dundurn 2006; US$ 8.99

    Founded by two entrepreneurs, Seneca Ketchum and Orange Lawrence, Orangeville has a history well worth exploring. more...

  • Klondikeby Pierre Berton

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 24.95

    With the building of the railroad and the settlement of the plains, the North West was opening up. The Klondike stampede was a wild interlude in the epic story of western development, and here are its dramatic tales of hardship, heroism, and villainy. We meet Soapy Smith, dictator of Skagway; Swiftwater Bill Gates, who bathed in champagne; Silent Sam... more...

  • Stories of Newmarketby Robert Terence Carter

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 9.99

    Newmarket, one of the oldest communities in Ontario, was founded on the Upper Canadian frontier in 1801 by Quakers from the United States. Behind Newmarket's history are the people: tradespeople, aspiring or experienced politicians, rebels, and war heroes. Here are their stories, all illuminating the early history of Newmarket. more...

  • 1867by Christopher Moore

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 19.95

    ?In the 1860s, western alienation began at Yonge Street, and George Brown was the Preston Manning of the day.? So begins Christopher Moore?s fascinating 1990s look at the messy, dramatic, crisis-ridden process that brought Canada into being ? and at the politicians, no more lovable or united than our own, who, against all odds, managed to forge a deal... more...

  • The Promised Landby Pierre Berton

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 18.95

    After the pioneers described in The National Dream , The Last Spike and Klondike came the settlers ? a million people who filled a thousand miles of prairie in a single generation. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The White and the Goldby Thomas B. Costain

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00

    This is the fascinating story of the French regime in Canada. Few periods in the history of North America can equal it for romance and color, drama and suspense, great human courage and far-seeing aspiration. Costain, who writes history in the terms of the people who lived it, wrote of this book: "Almost from the first I found myself... more...

  • The Dunsmuir Sagaby Terry Reksten

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 14.99

    The Dunsmuir Saga brings to life three generations of the legendary Dunsmuir family of Vancouver Island. Robert Dunsmuir -- canny, acquisitive and imaginative -- became the richest man in British Columbia; his sons struggled to consolidate the family fortune; his grandchildren spent it. Award-winning author Terry Reksten brings the members of the... more...

  • The Wild Frontierby Pierre Berton

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 17.50

    Canada?s wild frontier ? a land unsettled and unknown, a land of appalling obstacles and haunting beauty ? comes to life through seven remarkable individuals, including John Jewitt, the young British seaman who became a slave to the Nootka Indians; Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, the eccentric missionary; Sam Steele, the most famous of all Mounted Policemen;... more...

  • The American Resting Placeby Marilyn Yalom; Reid S. Yalom

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 18.52

    A sweeping history of America as seen through its gravestones, graveyards, and burial practices, stunningly illustrated with eighty black-and-white photographs Cemeteries and burial grounds, as illuminated by an acclaimed cultural historian, are unique windows onto our religious, ethnic, and deeply human history as Americans. The dedicated mother-son... more...

  • Old New York in Picture Postcardsby Jack H. Smith

    Vestal Press 1999; US$ 16.99

    Views of early twentieth-century New York with accompanying text for the city buff and postcard collector alike. more...