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A Short History of Fredericton

by Dan Soucoup

Sitting along the scenic St. John River and tucked into the surrounding wilderness, Fredericton bristles with history as New Brunswick's capital. Author Dan Soucoup traces the development of the city with reference...

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 Settlers in Canada

by Frederick Marryat

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...

Driv'n by Fortune: The Scots' March to Modernity in America, 1745-1812

by Sam Allison

The story of the 78th Fraser's Highlanders moves from the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, through the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution, to the War of 1812. When these men were rewarded free land in the...

Master Shipbuilders of Newfoundland and Labrador, vol 2: Notre Dame Bay to Petty Harbour

by Calvin Evans

The fishery, the seal cull, the settlement, the culture-the history of Newfoundland and Labrador has been shaped and witnessed from the deck of sea-going vessels, and those vessels were sparred with local timbers,...

Montcalm and Wolfe

by Roch Carrier

The national bestseller that 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 a farmer’s...

The Queen at the Council Fire: The Treaty of Niagara, Reconciliation, and the Dignified Crown in Canada

by Nathan Tidridge

The Treaty of Niagara extended the ancient Silver Covenant Chain of Friendship, establishing the key relationships between the Crown and First Nations in what would become Canada. As the country works to repair...

The Toronto Carrying Place: Rediscovering Toronto's Most Ancient Trail

by Glenn Turner

The Toronto Carrying Place trail linked Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, and helped shape the development of Ontario. Its influence is still felt today, though much of the original trail is obscured. Glenn Turner...

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...

Savoir Faire, Savoir Vivre: The Rideau Club 1865-2015

by Christopher McCreery & Rachel Martinez

A richly illustrated history of The Rideau Club, which was founded 150 years ago by Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George E. Cartier. A highly accessible account of the Club's history and enduring place in the...

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...

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.