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  • Stolen Continents 10th Anniversary Editionby Ronald Wright

    Penguin Canada 2010; US$ 18.00

    Powerful and passionate, Stolen Continents is a history of the Americas unlike any other. This incisive single-volume report tells the stories of the conquest and survival of five great indigenous cultures?Aztec, Maya, Inca, Cherokee, and Iroquois. Through their eloquent words, we relive their strange, tragic experiences?including, in a new epilogue,... more...

  • Breakthroughby Thea Cooper

    Penguin Canada 2010; US$ 34.00

    It is 1919, and Elizabeth Hughes, the 11-year-old daughter of America's most distinguished jurist and politician, Charles Evans Hughes, has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It is essentially a death sentence. The only accepted form of treatment?starvation?whittles her down to 45 pounds of skin and bones. Miles away, Canadian researchers Frederick... more...

  • Warlordsby Tim Cook

    Penguin Canada 2012; US$ 24.00

    Two portraits flank the doors leading into Canada's House of Commons: Sir Robert Borden to the left and W.L.M. King to the right. While each man appears flatteringly stern, wise, and charismatic, it is the portrait plaques that are of particular interest. Borden's caption reads: "World War I War Leader, 1914?1918," while King's caption is similar:... more...

  • Extraordinary Canadians Nellie Mcclungby Charlotte Gray

    Penguin Canada 2011; US$ 18.00

    Feminist, politician, and social activist, Nellie McClung altered Canada's political landscape, leaving a legacy that has long survived her. She had a wicked wit, and her convictions and campaigns helped shape the Canada we live in today. Acclaimed writer Charlotte Gray, who has forged a distinguished career exploring the lives of such notable women... more...

  • Extraordinary Canadians Mordecai Richlerby M G Vassanji

    Penguin Canada 2012; US$ 26.00

    One of Canada's top novelists examines the life and work of another Canadian Great. Both Richler and Vassanji are award-winning novelists who regarded themselves as outsiders in their respective societies?one a Jew in Quebec, the other an Indian in Tanzania who emigrated to Canada. Their experiences were vastly different, but their perspective as... more...

  • Ridgewayby Peter Vronsky

    Penguin Canada 2011; US$ 34.00

    In this groundbreaking narrative, historian, investigative journalist and filmmaker Peter Vronsky uncovers the hidden history of the Battle of Ridgeway and explores its significance to Canada?s nation-building myths and traditions. On June 1, 1866, more than 1,000 Fenian insurgents invaded Canada across the Niagara River from Buffalo, N.Y. The Fenians... more...

  • The History of Canada Series: Death Or Victoryby Dan Snow

    Penguin Canada 2010; US$ 20.00

    Perched atop a tall promontory and surrounded on three sides by the treacherous St. Lawrence River, Quebec City forms an almost impregnable natural fortress. But in 1759, with the Seven Years War raging around the globe, the capital city of New France came under attack. With the irascible British general James Wolfe in command, a force of more than... more...

  • The History of Canada Series:war in the St. Lawrenceby Roger Sarty

    Penguin Canada 2012; US$ 16.99

    From 1942 to 1944, 15 German submarines destroyed or severely damaged 27 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 exclusively... more...

  • The History of Canada Series-the Last Act: Pierre Trudeauby Ron Graham

    Penguin Canada 2011; US$ 22.00

    Between the morning of Wednesday, November 4, and the morning of Thursday, November 5, 1981, a fateful drama unfolded that changed Canada forever. In one last attempt to renew the constitution with the consent of the provinces, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau met behind closed doors in Ottawa with the ten premiers. It was the culmination of... more...

  • The History of Canada Series: the Best Place To Beby John Lownsbrough

    Penguin Canada 2012; US$ 16.99

    A pivotal event in Canada?s history 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... more...