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- Penguin Canada 2014; US$ 33.95
The First World War lasted for four years and three months. And when it ended on November 11, 1918, the people of Pine Street, a sleepy avenue on the outskirts of Winnipeg, came to a startling realization. During the course of the conflict, young Leo Clarke, Robert Shankland, and Fred Hall, all from their street, had each received the Victoria Cross,... more...
- Penguin Canada 2013; US$ 34.00
Death on Two Fronts, part of The History of Canada series, examines the tragic transformation of Newfoundland?s political culture between 1914 and 1934. For many people throughout Canada and the rest of the world, 1914 was important because it marked the beginning of the First World War. While the year became significant for the same reason in Newfoundland,... more...
- Penguin Canada 2014; US$ 39.95
Tim Cook, Canada?s leading war historian, ventures deep into World War Two in this epic two-volume story of heroism and horror, of loss and longing, sacrifice and endurance. Written in Cook?s compelling narrative style, this book shows in impressive detail how soldiers, airmen, and sailors fought?the evolving tactics, weapons of war, logistics, and... more...
- Penguin Canada 2013; US$ 34.00
As the Far North assumes an increasingly important role in international politics, so too does Canada?s role in its governance. In 1991, eight countries signed the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy: Canada, the United States, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland. This was the first step in the formation of the Arctic Council,... more...
- Penguin Canada 2014; US$ 34.00
The weather on the Labour Day weekend of 1907 was hot and tempers were short. British Columbians had always been sensitive to Asian immigration and had become increasingly fearful over the summer. More Japanese immigrants were coming to B.C. and rumours smouldered of massive labour contracts for the projected Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Like the... more...
- Penguin Canada 2009; US$ 18.00
In 1872, the author's great-grandfather George Monro Grant set out with Sandford Fleming to map out the railway line that would link Canada ocean to ocean. Michael Ignatieff recreates his journey, seeing the country through his ancestor's optimistic vision and tracing how that vision filtered through his illustrious family tree. The Grants' engagement... more...
- Penguin Canada 2010; US$ 0.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...