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Montcalm and Wolfe

by Roch Carrier

One of Canada’s most beloved raconteurs tells the story of Wolfe and Montcalm and the Plains of Abraham

In September 1759, a small band of British troops led by James Wolfe scaled the tall cliff overlooking...


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...


Deportation of the Prince Edward Island Acadians

by Earle Lockerby

When the fortress of Louisbourg fell to the British in 1758, the Acadians of Prince Edward Island (then known as Île Saint-Jean) were doomed to a horrible fate-deportation from their homes to an unknown land...


A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland

by John Mack Faragher

"Altogether superb; a worthy memorial to the victims of two and a half centuries past."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review In 1755, New England troops embarked on a "great and noble scheme" to expel 18,000 French-speaking...


Promise of Glory

by C. X. Moreau

On September 13, 1862, a Union private found--wrapped around some cigars left behind by fleeing Confederate soldiers--a piece of paper. On that paper was Special Orders No. 191, a message from Lee to his generals...


Poisoned by Lies and Hypocrisy: America's First Attempt to Bring Liberty to Canada,1775-1776

by Gavin K. Watt

In 1775, Americans made their first attempt to invade Canada. When the rebels attacked Quebec City, Carleton's motley army of militia, American loyalists, British regulars, and First Nations successfully managed...


A Very Fine Class of Immigrants: Prince Edward Island's Scottish Pioneers, 1770-1850

by Lucille H. Campey

Scots who opted for pioneer life in Prince Edward Island are the subject of this book.


Willowdale: Yesterday's Farms, Today's Legacy

by Scott Kennedy

In 1855, Willowdale post office opened in Jacob Cummer's store on Yonge Street. Today it is a bustling urban environment. Scott Kennedy recounts the notable stories of what happened in between and who was there...


End of the Line: The 1857 Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge

by Don McIver

In 1857 a Toronto-to-Hamilton train crashed on the Desjardins Canal bridge. Sixty people died, making it one of the worst railway disasters in North America. These are the stories of those associated with the...


Superior Rendezvous-Place: Fort William in the Canadian Fur Trade

by Jean Morrison

This lively book encompasses the French predecessors of Fort William, Native Peoples of the time, and the evolution of the fur trade.


The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada, 1784-1855: Glengarry and Beyond

by Lucille H. Campey

Scots, some of Upper Canada's earliest pioneers, influenced its early development. This book charts the progress of Scottish settlement throughout the province.


The War of 1812

by Henry Adams & John R. Elting

Thid unsurpassed work illuminates the unpopular, blunder-filled War of 1812.


Scugog Carrying Place: A Frontier Pathway

by Grant Karcich

The story of the Scugog Carrying Place is a multifaceted one, but at the core of the story is the mystery of a forgotten cabin in the woods, the story of which has not been completely told until now. Included...


Imperial Immigrants: The Scottish Settlers in the Upper Ottawa Valley, 1815-1840

by Michael E. E. Vance

Between 1815 and 1832, Great Britain settled more than 3,500 individuals, mostly from the Scottish Lowlands, in the Ottawa Valley. These government-assisted emigrations, which began immediately after the Napoleonic...


The Letters and Journals of Simon Fraser, 1806-1808

by W. Kaye Lamb

Librarian W. Kaye Lamb provides an illuminating introduction and annotations to the journals of Simon Fraser, "founder of British Columbia."


York's Sacrifice: Militia Casualties of the War of 1812

by Janice Nickerson

York's Sacrifice profiles 39 men who lost their lives during the War of 1812. The militia's contribution to the War of 1812 is not well understood. Even now, 200 years later, we don't know how many Upper Canadian...


Snake Hill: An Investigation of a Military Cemetery from the War of 1812

by Susan Pfeiffer & Ronald F. Williamson

Snake Hill provides a detailed account of a recently discovered military cemetery dating to the War of 1812, providing a rare glimpse at life and death during the War of 1812. This book contributes significantly...


Charles de Salaberry: Soldier of the Empire, Defender of Quebec

by J. Patrick Wohler

This book paints a vivid picture of a man whose pride and honour were part of an ancient family tradition, whose accomplishments were unique in the history of Lower Canada.


James FitzGibbon: Defender of Upper Canada

by Ruth McKenzie

James FitzGibbon, Defender of Upper Canada, is the often poignant story of a poor man's rise to authority in the Upper Canada of the 1800s.


To Go Upon Discovery: James Cook and Canada, from 1758 to 1779

by Victor Suthren

This biography begins with Cook's arrival in Canada in 1758 and ends with his appointment to take the Endeavour to the South Pacific.