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- 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 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...
- 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$ 19.99
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...
- HarperCollins 2011; Not Available
"For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return. They affirmed the basic goodness of man at a time when it was easy to doubt such humanity still existed."... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99
From the acclaimed author of Fordlandia , the story of a remarkable slave rebellion that illuminates America?s struggle with slavery and freedom during the Age of Revolution and beyond One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
A clearly structured and well-informed synthesis of developments and events in Brazilian history from the colonial period to the present, this volume is aimed at non-specialized readers and students, seeking a straightforward introduction to this unique Latin American country. Divided chronologically into five main historical periods - Colonial Brazil,... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 60.00
Wearing Culture connects scholars of divergent geographical areas and academic fields?from archaeologists and anthropologists to art historians?to show the significance of articles of regalia and of dressing and ornamenting people and objects among the Formative period cultures of ancient Mesoamerica and Central America. Documenting the elaborate... more...
- D & M Publishers 2014; US$ 36.95
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...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95
Virginia's Shenandoah Valley in 1864 was the scene of one of the most crucial campaigns of the Civil War. The outcome of the fighting there would have consequences that stretched far outside the valley to help decide the fate of the nation. In 1864 the Union Army's new commander, Ulysses Grant, created the Union's first cohesive strategy for conquering... more...