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  • Time Among the Mayaby Ronald Wright

    Penguin Canada 2015; Not Available

    The Maya of Central America have been called the Greeks of the New World. In the first millennium ad, they created the most intellectually and artistically advanced civilization of the Americas. Throughout the ensuing centuries, as neighbouring empires fell in warfare and to the Spanish invasion, the Maya endured, shaken but never destroyed. In Time... more...

  • A Thousand Farewellsby Nahlah Ayed

    Penguin Canada 2012; Not Available

    A uniquely personal insight into the Middle East from one of Canada's most respected foreign correspondents In 1976, Nahlah Ayed's family gave up their comfortable life in Winnipeg for the squalor of a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan. The transition was jarring, but it was from this uncomfortable situation that Ayed first observed the people... more...

  • Occupy Thisby Judy Rebick

    Penguin Canada 2012; US$ 3.99

    Feminist and social activist Judy Rebick brings decades of experience to her account of the Occupy movement in cities across North America. Linking Occupy to social movements of the past and exploring the courage and creativity of a new generation, Rebick argues that the Occupy movement and its counterparts around the globe represent a rise of people... more...

  • The Lost Dreamby Steve Simmons

    Penguin Canada 2011; US$ 20.00

    Mike Jefferson started out as a suburban kid who dreamed of making it to the NHL, with parents determined to do anything and everything to make their son’s dream come true. So how did this promising young man’s hockey career turn into a harrowing crime story played out in sensational news reports? Coach and agent David Frost fast-tracked Jefferson’s... more...

  • The Efficient Societyby Joseph Heath

    Penguin Canada 2002; US$ 22.00

    In this fascinating account of what makes Canada such a successful society, Joseph Heath celebrates the much-maligned value of efficiency and asks some searching questions about the forces that threaten to undermine our quality of life. Canada is an efficient society, much more efficient than our neighbour to the south, where personal liberty takes... more...

  • Room for All of Usby Adrienne Clarkson

    Penguin Canada 2011; US$ 22.00

    In this exciting and revealing personal inquiry, former governor general Adrienne Clarkson explores the immigrant experience through the people who have helped transform Canada. The Canadians she befriends—whether an Ismaili doctor, a Doukhobor farmer, a Holocaust survivor, or a Vietnam War deserter—illustrate the changing idea of what it means to... more...

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

    Penguin Canada 2012; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • Extraordinary Canadians: Maurice Richardby Charles Foran

    Penguin Canada 2011; US$ 13.50

    Born in 1921 into a working-class family, Maurice Richard came of age as a French Canadian and athlete during an era when the majority population of Quebec slumbered. A proud, reticent man, Richard aspired only to score goals and win championships for the Montreal Canadiens. But he represented far more than a high-scoring forward who filled seats in... more...

  • The Prince of Two Tribesby Sean Cullen

    Penguin Canada 2010; US$ 7.99

    Brendan figures his troubles are over. Sure, he's going to have to hide the fact that he's a Faerie from his human family and his friends at school, but now that he's been initiated and survived his quest, the hardest part is behind him. Right? Wrong. In The Prince of Two Tribes, Brendan discovers that his troubles are only beginning. He has to prove... more...

  • Extraordinary Canadians: Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robertby John Ralston Saul

    Penguin Canada 2010; US$ 18.00

    Canada has no better interpreter than prolific writer and thinker John Ralston Saul. Here he argues that Canada did not begin in 1867; indeed, its foundation was laid by two visionary men, Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin. The two leaders of Lower and Upper Canada, respectively, worked together after the 1841 Union to lead a reformist... more...