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- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 16.99
Canada is in many ways a country of limits, a paradox for a place that enjoys virtually unlimited space. Most of that space is uninhabited, and much of it is uninhabitable. It is a country with a huge north but with most of its population in the south, hugging the U.S. border. An uneasy and difficult country, Canada has nevertheless defied the odds:... 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...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2003; US$ 8.99
By the summer of 1866, America was a changed nation. The Civil War has ended, and the West was calling as a place where the fresh wounds of a nation divided could heal. Many set out to heed that call and explore the land that the terrible war had not touched. Amid the beauty of the region, they found its native inhabitants-and a bloody collision of... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2002; US$ 8.99
Doug Bowman, a staple of the western for decades, takes the genre to new heights in this story of a young man seeking fame and fortune in the wide open plains of Texas. Eli Pilgrim gave up his simple life as a pig farmer in Ohio to chase his dream on the ranges of Texas. Eli believed what he had heard about the legendary state, a land so vast, with... more...
- Verso Books 2013; US$ 29.95
The American Crucible furnishes a vivid and authoritative history of the rise and fall of slavery in the Americas. For over three centuries enslavement promoted the rise of capitalism in the Atlantic world. The New World became the crucible for a succession of fateful experiments in colonization, silver mining, plantation agriculture, racial enslavement,... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.99
Grasp the unique history of Quebec? Easy. Packing in equal parts fun and facts, History of Quebec For Dummies is an engaging and entertaining guide to the history of Canada's second-largest province, covering the conflicts, cultures, ideas, politics, and social changes that have shaped Quebec as we know it today. "My country isn't a country, it... more...