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Tidbits Not Doughnut Holes

by W. M. Tremblay

This is a fascinating collection of short pieces about Canadian firsts, ranging from Canada's first Potter's Field through technical developments and inventions like Sonar and the variable pitch aircraft propeller,...

Earliest Toronto

by Robert M. MacIntosh

Almost half the population of Toronto-immigrants and newcomers from elsewhere in Canada-has no cultural memory of our city's beginnings. In a bid to fill this gap, Earliest Toronto tells the city's story up...

The History of Canada Series: Three Weeks in Quebec City: The Meeting That Made Canada

by Christopher Moore

In 1864, thirty-three delegates from five provincial legislatures came to Quebec City to pursue the idea of uniting all the provinces of British North America. The American Civil War, not yet over, encouraged...

The Royal Fjord: Memories of Jervis Inlet

by Ray Phillips

The most accessible and popular of British Columbia’s great scenic fjords, Jervis Inlet punches 60 kilometres into the Coast Mountains a day’s cruising north of Vancouver. It deserves to be called the “Royal...

Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo

by Barbara Dickson

Gives a rare account of life in Canada's largest Second World War munitions facility, built and managed by General Engineering Company Ltd. Located on 346 acres in Scarborough, Ontario, GECO hired over twenty-one...

Australia, Canada, and Iraq: Perspectives on an Invasion

by Ramesh Thakur & Jack Cunningham

The 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq was intensely controversial. Australia joined in the war, while Canada refused to. Australia, Canada, and Iraq is a collection of essays by world leaders and esteemed academics...

Thunder in the Skies: A Canadian Gunner in the Great War

by Derek Grout & Brig-Gen. (ret'd.), Ernest Beno

Lt. Bert Sargent, who fought through the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, and the Hundred Days Offensive, captures what it was like for ordinary Canadians to be caught up in the Great War. Coming from a rank-and-file...

When the Great Red Dawn Is Shining

by Christopher J.A. Morry

On their march towards the Somme, and Beaumont Hamel, the young men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment raised their voices to sing "When the Great Red Dawn is Shining," a song about returning home to the people...

Urban and Regional Planning in Canada

by J. Barry Cullingworth

“A valuable book on Canadian planning practice.”
—The Canadian Journal of Sociology
This book is a comprehensive source of information on Canadian planning politics and addresses the wide variations...

Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers

by Charles A. Bramble

Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers by Charles A. Bramble first published in 1897. This book includes 12 drawings and 3 maps used as illustrations. Depict the everyday activities of miners en route to and working...

A Bold Vision: Women Leaders Imagining Canada's Future

by Dr. Roberta Bondar & A Bold Vision Steering Committee

One hundred and fifty years ago in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 23 men met for the Charlottetown Conference that led to Canadian Confederation. Visions of Canada began before them and continue since....

London Eh to Zed: 101 Discoveries for Canadian Visitors to London

by Christopher Walters

London Eh to Zed is a lively and entertaining walking guide to seven neighbourhoods in London, England, which reveals much about our history, character, passions, and foibles.

The Necessary War Volume 1

by Tim Cook

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...

Life Lines: The Lanier Phillips Story

by Christine Welldon

African-American serviceman Lanier Phillips was just eighteen years old when he was rescued from a sinking warship off the coast of Newfoundland in 1942 - a turn of events that transformed his life and ignited...

Australia and Canada in Afghanistan: Perspectives on a Mission

by Jack Cunningham & William Maley

Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Australia and Canada joined the U.S. and other Western allies in attacking al-Qaeda bases in Afghanistan. In the book, a stellar group of academic and political experts...

Montcalm's Crushing Blow - French and Indian Raids along New York's Oswego River 1756

by Rene Chartrand & Peter Dennis

With expert analysis and lively narrative, this engaging study of the Oswego raid casts light on a daring feat of arms at the height of the French and Indian War.

The year 1755 saw the rivalry between Britain...

Forced to Change: Crisis and Reform in the Canadian Armed Forces

by Dr. Bill Bentley, Colonel Bernd Horn & Lieutenant-General (ret) Romeo Dallaire

Tells the story of how the Canadian Forces weathered the perfect storm of scandals and budget slashing in the 1990s, and emerged by reshaping its culture from the top down. The "decade of darkness" tool a heavy...

Transmission Difficulties: Franz Boas and Tsimshian Mythology

by Ralph Maud

Ralph Maud delves into the mystery of Boas’s alleged “translations” of the stories gathered by his Tsimshian informant, Henry Tate.

Barren Grounds: The Story of the Tragic Moffatt Canoe Trip

by Skip Pessl

A journey to the Barren Lands of Arctic Canada becomes a race against time

Aboriginal and Visible Minority Librarians: Oral Histories from Canada

by Deborah Lee & Mahalakshmi Kumaran

This book, the first of its kind in Canada, is a collection of chapters from Aboriginal and visible minority librarians, working in Canada, speaking about the challenges they face in their profession; their...