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A Kingston Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were

by Marion Van de Wetering

The history of Kingston from the founding of Fort Frontenac and the French settlement of Cataraqui in 1673 to the present.


A Sherlock Holmes Handbook

by Christopher Redmond

A Sherlock Holmes Handbook examines the world of Sherlock Holmes -- the characters and themes, the publishers and readers, Victorian London, and more. This new edition catches up on new films and books and the...


The Inside Story: A Life in Journalism

by Anthony Westell

Part political memoir, part critical analysis of modern journalism, written by a journalist who played a prominent role in national issues and debates.


Intrepid Warriors: Perspectives on Canadian Military Leaders

by Bernd Horn

Intrepid Warriors takes a look at a number of Canadas finest military commanders and leaders, offering insights into different leadership approaches, and reinforcing the importance of strong military leaders...


The Personal Journal of an Ordinary Person

by Katharine Taylor Brennan & Elizabeth Parsons Kirchner

Diagnosed with diabetes at sixteen Katharine Tayler Brennan strove for an ordinary life. Her cousin, Elizabeth Parsons Kirchner, has lovingly preserved and edited these moving memoirs.


Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy: The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir

by Lincoln Alexander & Herb Shoveller

The inspiring story of Lincoln Alexander, whose exemplary life has involved military service, a successful political career, a thriving law practice, and vocal advocacy.


John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806: A Biography

by Mary Beacock Fryer & Christopher Dracott

A biography of the legendary figure who was appointed the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada in 1791 and founded the town of York in 1792.


Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe 1762-1850: A Biography

by Mary Beacock Fryer

The diaries, letters, and sketches of Elizabeth Simcoe portray the remarkable woman who came to Upper Canada when her husband was appointed lieutenant-governor.


Cold War Soldier: Life on the Front Lines of the Cold War

by Terry "Stoney" Burke

The danger of participating in live fire exercises, the realism of NATO manoeuvres in Western Europe, the sordid behaviour of soldiers on leave in Amsterdam, and a Christmas spent in a military prison are all...


Tom Thomson: Artist of the North

by Wayne Larsen

Tom Thomson holds a prominent position in Canada's culture and has become an icon for his landscapes, his brief life, and mysterious death. Dividing his time between the wilderness and a shack behind the Studio...


A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter

by Wayne Larsen

A founding member of the Group of Seven, Jackson portrayed the Canadian landscape in a bold and inventive manner, illustrating a key chapter in Canadas coming of age.


George Simpson: Blaze of Glory

by D.T. Lahey

Born in Scotland and trained as a sugar broker in England, Sir George Simpson was appointed as governor of Ruperts Land and the Indian territories in 1820. By his friendliness, strict discipline, and vigorous...


Young Royals on Tour: William & Catherine in Canada

by Christina Blizzard

On April 29, 2011, Prince William of Wales married Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London. The newlyweds' first royal tour took place in Canada from June 30 to July 8. People across the country rejoiced...


Writing History: A Professor's Life

by Michael Bliss

One of Canada's best-known and most-honoured biographers turns to the raw material of his own life. A university professor, prolific scholar, public intellectual, and frank critic of the world, Michael Bliss...


Walking Backwards: Grand Tours, Minor Visitations, Miraculous Journeys, and a Few Good Meals

by Mark Frutkin

Whether inadvertently smuggling cloth into Istanbul, reading poetry in New Delhi to a crowd expecting a world-famous pianist, or wandering through Mantua searching for a non-existent hotel on a street thats...


Lois Marshall: A Biography

by James Neufeld

Soprano Lois Marshall (1925-1997) became a household name across Canada during her 34-year career. This first-ever biography recounts her dazzling career and paints an intimate portrait of the woman, her childhood...


Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy: The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir

by Lincoln Alexander & Herb Shoveller

The inspiring story of Lincoln Alexander, whose exemplary life has involved military service, a successful political career, a thriving law practice, and vocal advocacy.


David Crockett: The Lion of the West

by Michael Wallis

"Vivid, Comprehensible . . . cuts through decades of mythmaking." —Texas Monthly Popular culture transformed his memory into “Davy Crockett,” and Hollywood gave him a raccoon hat he hardly ever wore. In...


Pretty Boy: The Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd

by Michael Wallis

"This engaging biography exactly and vividly catches the tone of a region, a time, and a man."—Larry McMurtry From the best-selling author of Billy the Kid and Route 66, a true-life story of a notorious outlaw...


The Men of the Last Frontier

by Grey Owl & James Polk

Part memoir, part history of the vanishing wilderness, and part compendium of animal and First Nations tales and lore, Grey Owl's first book was published in 1931. It is a passionate, compelling appeal for the...