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- 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$ 14.95
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...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 8.99
The fifth title in our provincial histories series, Mavericks is an idiosyncratic and episodic history of what is arguably Canada's most unconventional province. From mapmakers to ranchers, Stampede Wrestling to Stockwell Day, acclaimed writer Aritha van Herk brings the drama and combative beauty of this irascible province to stunning life. Van... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 16.99
From 1942 to 1944, fifteen German submarines destroyed or severely damaged twenty-seven ships, including three Canadian warships, a U.S. Army troop transport, and the Newfoundland ferry Caribou. More than 250 lives were lost. It was the only battle of the twentieth century to take place within Canada?s boundaries, and the only battle to be fought almost... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 21.99
In November 1981, in what has been called the most important conference since the Fathers of Confederation got together in Quebec City in 1864, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau met behind closed doors in Ottawa with the ten premiers. It was the culmination of more than five decades of political wrangling, one last attempt to renew the constitution... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 16.99
For six months in 1967, from late April until the end of October, Canada and its world?s fair, Expo 67, became the focus of national and international attention in a way the country and its people had rarely experienced. Expo 67 crystallized the buoyant mood and newfound sense of confidence many felt during Canada?s centennial. It becomes clearer,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 17.99
Everyone knew it would be Sir John A. Macdonald's last campaign. His Conservative Party had dominated Canadian politics since Confederation. His National Policy, which protected Canadian manufacturers from foreign competition, was well established. And there remained widespread affection for the "Old Man." The Liberal leader, Wilfred Laurier, was new... more...