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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...