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  • Two Years Before the Mastby Richard Henry Dana

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    In 1834, a Harvard student enlisted as a common seaman, resulting in this adventure classic. Crackling with realism, it offers memorable views of a dangerous voyage, plus fascinating historical details. more...

  • History of the Conquest of Peruby William H. Prescott

    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...

  • The Civil Warby Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 4.95

    More than 700 quotes ? arranged chronologically and divided into sections on specific topics and events ? provide a running narrative by the many who lived through or died in the Civil War. Notes. more...

  • Buccaneers and Piratesby Frank R. Stockton

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    True tales of history's sea-faring scoundrels and their daring deeds, Buccaneers and Pirates recounts the legends of the notorious brigands who plundered North American coasts from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Meet Blackbeard, who reveled in shooting down members of his own crew; Henry Morgan, the infamous pirate who eventually became... more...

  • Strangers at Our Gatesby Valerie Knowles

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 12.99

    An exploration of how immigration has shaped Canadian identity, and how modern debates are reshaping our national character. In this history of immigration to Canada, Valerie Knowles explores the kinds of immigrants who have settled in Canada as well as the immigration policies, policymakers, and public figures who have played a part in the story. more...

  • War Plan Redby Kevin Lippert

    Princeton Architectural Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    It's known as the world's friendliest border. Five thousand miles of unfenced, unwalled international coexistence and a symbol of neighborly goodwill between two great nations: the United States and Canada. But just how friendly is it really? In War Plan Red , the secret "cold war" between the United States and Canada is revealed in full and humorous... more...

  • The Politics of Childhood in Cold War Americaby Ann Maire Kordas

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This study examines how childhood and adolescence were shaped by ? and contributed to ? Cold War politics in America. more...

  • Control and Order in French Colonial Louisbourg, 1713-1758by A. J. B. Johnston

    Michigan State University Press 2001; US$ 43.95

    Control and Order in French Colonial Louisbourg, 1713-1758 is the culmination of nearly a quarter century of research and writing on 18th-century Louisbourg by A. J. B. Johnston. The author uses a multitude of primary archival sources-official correspondence, court records, parish registries, military records, and hundreds of maps and plans-to put... more...

  • Fishing a Borderless Seaby Brian J. Payne

    Michigan State University Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    Over the centuries, processing and distribution of products from land and sea has stimulated the growth of a global economy. In the broad sweep of world history, it may be hard to imagine a place for the meager little herring baitfish. Yet, as Brian Payne adeptly recounts, the baitfish trade was hotly contested in the Anglo-American world throughout... more...

  • The American Response to Canada Since 1776by Gordon T. Stewart

    Michigan State University Press 1992; US$ 31.15

    Canadians long have engaged in in-depth, wide-ranging discussions about their nation's relations with the United States. On the other hand, American citizens usually have been satisfied to accept a series of unexamined myths about their country's unchanging, benign partnership with the "neighbor to the north". Although such perceptions of uninterrupted,... more...