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Behind Bars: Inside Ontario's Heritage Gaols

by Ron Brown

Travel across Ontario and visit Ontarios heritage jails, ranging in size from single cell lockups to massive monuments such as the Kingston Pen and the Don Jail.


Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1993

by Garry Wills

The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was asked to memorialize the gruesome battle. Instead, he gave the whole nation "a new birth of...


A Secret History of Torture

by Ian Cobain

The official line is clear: the United Kingdom does not “participate in, solicit, encourage or condone” torture. And yet, the evidence is irrefutable: when faced with potential threats to their national security,...


Myths & Legends of the Polynesians

by Johannes C. Andersen

Myths & Legends of the Polynesians is an account of the history, art and mythology of the Polynesian peoples.

The Polynesians had many myths and legends, but through the ages they had been circulated by word...


An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

by G. G. Rowley

Japan in the early seventeenth century was a wild place. Serial killers stalked the streets of Kyoto at night, while noblemen and women mingled freely at the imperial palace, drinking saké and watching kabuki...


Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan

by Ronald H. Spector

Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars,...


Moose to Moccasins: The Story of Ka Kita Wa Pa No Kwe

by Madeline Katt Theriault

Born in a tent on Bear Island, Lake Temagami, in 1908, Madeline Katt Theriault could recall an earlier independent and traditional First Nations lifestyle.


Canadian Folk: Portraits of Remarkable Lives

by Peter Unwin

A collection of lives and stories that provides a fascinating look at the eminent and no so eminent characters who came before us and left their colourful mark on Canada's history.


Gabriel's Conspiracy: A Documentary History

by Philip J. Schwarz

The plans for a large slave rebellion in the Richmond area in 1800, orchestrated by a literate enslaved blacksmith named Gabriel, leaked out before they could be executed, and he and twenty-five other enslaved...


Nasser's Gamble: How Intervention in Yemen Caused the Six-Day War and the Decline of Egyptian Power

by Jesse Ferris

Nasser's Gamble draws on declassified documents from six countries and original material in Arabic, German, Hebrew, and Russian to present a new understanding of Egypt's disastrous five-year intervention in...


Margaret Fuller and Her Circles

Brazil at the Dawn of the Eighteenth Century

by Andre Joao Antonil, Timothy Coates & Stuart B. Schwartz

Antonil’s great work, recognized as fundamental for understanding the colonial Brazilian economy, now available in its first English translation


My Revision Notes Edexcel AS History: Ideology, Conflict and Retreat: The USA in Asia, 1950-73

by Laura Gallagher & Robin Bunce

Written by senior examiners and experienced teachers, this student revision workbook for Edexcel AS History Unit 1: Ideology, Conflict and Retreat: the USA in Asia, 1950-73 closely combines course content with...


The Book of Secrets

by Fiona Kidman

A classic, prize-winning novel about an epic migration and a lone woman haunted by the past in frontier Waipu.

In the 1850s, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zealand....


The World Is Moving Around Me: A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake

by Dany LaFerrière, David Homel & Michaëlle Jean

A moving eyewitness account of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and its aftermath by the acclaimed Haitian Canadian writer.


A Destiny of Choice?: New Directions in American Consumer History

by David Steigerwald, David Blanke & Kristin Hoganson

In A Destiny of Choice? David Blanke and David Steigerwald bring together important scholarship on the tension between two leading interpretations of modern American consumer culture. That modern consumerism...


Women as Translators in Early Modern England

by Deborah Uman

This book considers both the practice and representation of translation in works penned by early modern women including Margaret Tyler, Mary Sidney Herbert, Anne Lock, Katherine Philips, and Aphra Behn.


Giordano Bruno: His Life, Thought, and Martyrdom

by William Boulting

This comprehensive book outlines the life and works of an important revolutionary intellectual of the 16th Century. This book follows Bruno's life and the development of his thought in the order in which he...


John Dee's Natural Philosophy: Between Science and Religion

by Nicholas Clulee

This is the definitive study of John Dee and his intellectual career. Originally published in 1988, this interpretation is far more detailed than any that came before and is an authoritative account for anyone...


The Renaissance Drama of Knowledge: Giordano Bruno in England

by Hilary Gatti

Giordano Bruno's visit to Elizabethan England in the 1580s left its imprint on many fields of contemporary culture, ranging from the newly-developing science, the philosophy of knowledge and language, to the...