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  • Rise to Greatnessby Conrad Black

    McClelland & Stewart 2014; US$ 50.00

    Masterful, ambitious, and groundbreaking, this is a major new history of our country by one of our most respected thinkers and historians -- a book every Canadian should own.      From the acclaimed biographer and historian Conrad Black comes the definitive history of Canada -- a revealing, groundbreaking account of the people and events that shaped... more...

  • A Rock Fell on the Moonby Alicia Priest

    Harbour Publishing 2014; US$ 32.99

    In its heyday in the 1950s and ?60s, the remote community of Elsa, 300 miles north of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, was the epicentre of one of the world?s most lucrative silver mining operationsan enterprise that far surpassed the riches produced during the iconic Klondike gold rush. For twelve of those years, Gerald Priest was the chief assayer... more...

  • Torontoby Allan Levine

    D & M Publishers 2014; US$ 36.99

    With the same eye for character, anecdote and circumstance that made Peter Ackroyd?s London and Colin Jones?s Paris so successful, Levine?s captivating prose integrates the sights, sounds and feel of Toronto with a broad historical perspective, linking the city?s present with its past through themes such as politics, transportation, public health,... more...

  • Toronto Sketches 12by Mike Filey

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 1.50

    After four straight decades as one of the Toronto Sunday Sun?s most popular columnists, Mike Filey is still telling the stories of Toronto, its people, places, and history. In this twelfth volume of his acclaimed columns, ?The Way We Were,? Filey tackles the Union Station controversy, Toronto?s Kennedy family, and more. more...

  • My First Travels in North Americaby Isabella L. Bird; Clarence C. Strowbridge

    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...

  • Ranch Life and the Hunting Trailby Theodore Roosevelt; Frederic Remington

    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...

  • 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...