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  • The Scots Kirkby Andrew Chadwick; Bruce McCowan; Nancy McCowan

    Dundurn 1997; US$ 7.99

    The history of one of Metro Toronto's most historic churches, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Scarborough, founded in 1818. This publication records the many memorable individuals to fill its pulpits and pews as well as stories of its associations, buildings and community anecdotes. more...

  • Voices of British Columbiaby Robert Budd

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 23.99

    Between 1959 and 1966, the late CBC Radio journalist Imbert Orchard travelled across British Columbia with recording engineer Ian Stephen interviewing nearly a thousand of the province?s pioneers. The resulting collection 2,700 hours of audiotapes describing both extraordinary events and everyday experiences is considered by historians to be one... more...

  • Cattle Campby Herb Wharton

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    A collection of stories told to the author by Aboriginal stockmen and women. Captures the life of the droving days when these people traveled huge distances on drives from North Queensland to Victoria and South Australia. Has a foreword by the author, maps and several photographs. Author's novel 'Unbranded' was highly commended in the David Unaipon... more...

  • Habits of Changeby Carole Garibaldi Rogers

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    A collection of extraordinary oral histories of American nuns, Habits of Change captures the experiences of women whose lives over the past fifty years have been marked by dramatic transformation. Bringing together women from more than 40 religious communities, most of whom entered religious life before Vatican II, the book shows how their lives... more...

  • Their Darkest Hourby Laurence Rees

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.68

    How could Nazi killers shoot Jewish women and children at close range? Why did Japanese soldiers rape and murder on such a horrendous scale? How was it possible to endure the torment of a Nazi concentration camp? Award-winning documentary maker and historian Laurence Rees has spent nearly 20 years wrestling with these questions in the course of filming... more...

  • Visions of Englandby Roy Strong

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    Why do we still get misty-eyed about England's green and pleasant land? What explains our obsession with country houses - from the National Trust to Downton Abbey? Why do we still dream of a place in the country? In this delightul book Roy Strong explores the definition of Englishness. Celebrating our literature, music, art, gardening and drama,... more...

  • A People's History of American Empireby Howard Zinn; Mike Konopacki; Paul Buhle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 22.99

    Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form Since its landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading throughout the country, and been turned into... more...

  • The Curtain Risesby Susan G. Shapiro; Ronald Shapiro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 39.95

    Much has been written about how the authoritarianism of the Communist era gave way to more open societies in the former Soviet bloc countries, yet little has been said about how individuals in these countries have been affected and how they contributed to the changes in their societies. How does the relationship between husband and wife change when... more...

  • Social Memory and War Narrativesby Christina D. Weber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The Vietnam War has had many long-reaching, traumatic effects, not just on the veterans of the war, but on their children as well. In this book, Weber examines the concept of the war as a social monad, a confusing array of personal stories and public histories that disrupt traditional ways of knowing the social world for the second generation. more...

  • Funding the Nationby Michael Keyes

    Gill Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    By following the money trail, Michael Keyes reveals in this ground-breaking book how O'Connell turned money into political power and how sixty years later Parnell did the same. more...