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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...


A Short History of Halifax

by Dan Soucoup

Covering the most significant events in the storied history of the city, A Short History of Halifax is a fascinating, accessible record. In a readable, narrative style, author Dan Soucoup offers up a to-the-point...


Lighthouse Legacies

by Chris Mills

Imagine living your life perched on a tiny island, without electricity, exposed to the fury of the sea, and always at the service of the mariner. This is how lightkeepers and their families spent their lives,...


Islands of New Brunswick: Living Between the Tides

by Allison Mitcham

Culled from her collections Offshore Islands and Paradise or Purgatory(1984), New Brunswick Islands is part ecocritical exploration and part historical survey, as Mitcham explores the province's not-so-far-off...


The Nova Scotia Black Experience

by Bridglal Pachai

The Nova Scotia Black Experience Through the Centuries is a comprehensive account of the African Nova Scotian struggle to build a vital community in the face of racial discrimination. Originally published in...


The Tragic Story of the Empress of Ireland

by Logan Marshall

A century after it sank to the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the ruin of the Empress of Ireland has remained one of the most devastating tragedies in maritime history. Logan Marshall's vivid and detailed...


New Brunswick and the Navy: Four Hundred Years

by Marc Milner & Glenn Leonard

From the seafaring battles between the British and the French of the 1640s to the privateers of the War of 1812, from the merchant ships of the Second World War to the construction of the corvettes and frigates...


Uncle Cy's War: The First World War Letters of Major Cyrus F. Inches

by Valerie Teed

At 31 years old, Major Cyrus Inches resolved to survive the Great War, and did so without losing his sense of humour, in spite of the tragedies he constantly faced. His letters home were stored and left undisturbed...


Vancouver Was Awesome: A Curious Pictorial History

by Lani Russwurm & Bob Kronbauer

A vivid and eccentric photographic homage to Vancouver’s past.


B.C. Without Borders

by Elaine O'Connor

The brave British Columbians profiled in B.C. Without Borders are out there making a difference in the developing world one person at a time—fighting against child sex tourism in Thailand, for example, or working...


Bringing Out The Untold Life: Recollections of Mildred Reid Grant Gray

by Claire E. Scheuren & Mildred Grant Gray

Canadian Morse Code Operator Chronicles Nine Decades In Historic Cape Breton Fishing Village. Mildred Gray is acknowledged as the last surviving government-employed Morse Code operator and one of the last surviving...


A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs & the Rise of Professional Hockey

by Stephen J. Harper

Drawing on extensive archival records and illustrations, histories of the sport, and newspaper files, Canada’s Prime Minister delves into the fascinating early years of ice hockey.

In the tumultuous beginnings...


Rescuing Canada's Right

by Tasha Kheiriddin & Adam Daifallah

Canadians everywhere are asking: what's wrong with the Conservative Party? The Liberal Party of Canada has held power for 70 of the past 100 years—a feat unrivaled by any other political party in the Western...


Historical Dictionary of the Inuit

by Pamela R. Stern

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Inuit provides a history of the indigenous peoples of North Alaska, arctic Canada including Labrador, and Greenland. This is done through a chronology, an...


Rebel to Realist

by Mark Kennedy

Stephen Harper began as a conservative renegade with explicit principles advocating a fiscal and democratic revolution. But over time, he appeared to bend those principles to the demands of political power....


Scamps and Scoundrels

by Bob Kroll

A miserly miller with a stash of gold, an island with an ever-changing list alias, some sly smugglers who nevertheless remember to send a thank you note, a stern schoolmaster who couldn't tell time, and a thief...


Oak Island Gold

by William S. Crooker

For over two centuries, the mysterious labyrinth of shafts and tunnels under Oak Island, a tiny island on Nova Scotia's South Shore, has been the scene of a frantic search by scores of treasure hunters from...


Nova Francia: A Description of Acadia, 1606

by Marc Lescarbot

First published in 1928.

'Lescarbot was a man of lively wit, and a practical sagacity and breadth of view far in advance of his time.' Spectator

'This admirable edition reveals to be a lesser-known Montaigne,...