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  • Secret Societies and Clubs in American Historyby David Luhrssen

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    Americans are fascinated by secret societies and have devoured exaggerated claims for their influence. At the same time, scholarly assessments of covert groups that have shaped American social, cultural, and political history have often undervalued their role or even questioned their existence. This survey challenges both the exaggerators and the... more...

  • Tide Rips and Back Eddiesby Bill Proctor; Yvonne Maximchuk

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    Billy Proctor, resident legend of Echo Bay, BC, recounts almost a century?s worth of experience with this collection of stories, memories and local knowledge of the central BC coast region around Blackfish Sound. Situated in the beautiful Broughton Archipelago between northern Vancouver Island and the mainland coast, this region boasts a history... more...

  • Vanished Arizonaby Martha Summerhayes

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    When Martha Summerhayes left her cozy New England home and married a cavalry officer in the late 19th century, she had no idea what she signed up for. Vanished Arizona , is a collection of Martha?s memories living in various army forts. Along the way, readers meet a variety of fascinating characters, such as a nearly-naked Indian cook and a "dentist"... more...

  • Imperialism and Expansionism in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes]by Chris Magoc; Chris Magoc; David Bernstein

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 415.00

    This groundbreaking four-volume encyclopedia offers sweeping coverage of a subject central to American history and of urgent importance today as the nation wrestles with a global imperial posture and the long-term viability of the largest military establishment in human history. The work features more than 650 entries encompassing the full scope of... more...

  • A History of the Amishby Steven M. Nolt

    Good Books 2016; US$ 12.99

    The Amish, one of America?s most intriguingly private, unique, and often misunderstood religious communities, have survived for three hundred years! How has that happened? While much has been written on the Amish, little has been revealed about their history. This book brings together in one volume a thorough history of the Amish people. From their... more...

  • Canada Alwaysby Arthur Milnes

    McClelland & Stewart 2016; US$ 32.95

    In celebration of Sir Wilfrid Laurier's 175th birthday -- November 20th, 2016 is "Sir Wilfrid Laurier Day" -- this is the first time his most important and iconic speeches will be published in book form, annotated and with essays by a stunning array of politicians, journalists, and acclaimed academics. "Sunny ways my friends, sunny ways." These... more...

  • Legacyby Andre Pratte; Jonathan Kay

    McClelland & Stewart 2016; US$ 35.00

    A ground-breaking work of nation building, this unique biographical book by many of English and French Canada's best-known writers and thinkers -- Margaret Atwood, Lucien Bouchard, Dr. Samantha Nutt, Ken Dryden, etc. -- tells the story of the extraordinary legacy of the French contribution to our very way of life. In 1913, schoolgirls found a heavy... more...

  • Hostages to Fortuneby Peter C Newman

    Touchstone 2016; US$ 27.95 US$ 19.50

    Esteemed Canadian author Peter C. Newman recounts the dramatic journey of the United Empire Loyalists?their exodus from America, their resettlement in the wilds of British North America, and their defense of what would prove to be the social and moral foundation of Canada. In 1776, tensions in the British colonies were reaching a fever pitch. The... more...

  • Ghost Townsby Clint Thomsen

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    Tombstone, Bodie, St. Elmo, Silver City: these are some of the most famous of the Old West ghost towns and mining camps that dot America's landscape and provide hints to the country's history. But literally thousands more are scattered throughout the West, with some states boasting hundreds of abandoned boomtowns. Attracting thousands of visitors every... more...

  • Scoundrels, Dreamers & Second Sonsby Mark Zuehlke

    Harbour Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    Remittance man? was meant to be a disparaging term. It reflected the fact that these young men had been sent to the colonies to spare their families continuing embarrassment or shame. At home they had been scoundrels, dreamers, and second sons without future prospects. Perhaps inthe Canadian West they would make something of themselves. If they didn't,... more...