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Aftershock: The Halifax Explosion and the Persecution of Pilot Francis Mackey

by Janet Maybee

On December 6, 1917, harbour pilot Francis Mackey was guiding Mont Blanc, a French munitions ship, into Bedford Basin to join a convoy across the Atlantic when it was rammed by Belgian Relief vessel Imo. The...

Fight to the Finish: Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945

by Tim Cook

The magisterial second volume of Tim Cook's definitive account of Canadians fighting in the Second World War.

     Historian Tim Cook displays his trademark storytelling ability in the second volume of his...

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,...

Arlene Chan 4-Book Bundle: The Chinese Community in Toronto / The Chinese in Toronto from 1878 / Paddles Up! / Spirit of the Dragon

by Arlene Chan & Susan Humphries

This special bundle collects four essential books on the rich history of Chinese-Canadians written by Arlene Chan. Includes: The Chinese Community in Toronto, The Chinese in Toronto from 1878, Paddles Up!, and...

War Plan Red: The United States' Secret Plan to Invade Canada and Canada's Secret Plan to Invade the United States

by Kevin Lippert

It's known as the world's friendliest border. Five thousand miles of unfenced, unwalled international coexistence and a symbol of neighborly goodwill between two great nations: the United States and Canada....

Alan Bowker's Canadian Heritage 2-Book Bundle: A Time Such as There Never Was Before / On the Front Line of Life

by Alan Bowker

In this two-book bundle, Alan Bowker sheds new light on two subjects with a surprising connection: the great Canadian writer Stephen Leacock and the rise of Canada on the world stage. With Bowker as your guide,...

Great Western Railway of Canada: Southern Ontario's Pioneer Railway

by David R.P. Guay

It was one of the great railways that opened up Canada, and played a huge role in the development of Hamilton, the site of its head offices. Yet the rise and fall of the Great Western Railway has been almost...

The Big Blue Machine: How Tory Campaign Backrooms Changed Canadian Politics Forever

by J. Patrick Boyer

The story of a formidable campaign organization - "the Big Blue Machine" - that ran a string of successful Progressive Conservative Party campaigns in a several provinces over four decades. Devoted to the art...

Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited

by Ted Barris

Years before railroads arrived, the Canadian West was opened up by an unlikely breed of ship: steamboats plying Prairie waterways. Their aboriginal pilots, experts at reading the tricky waterways, called the...

Historic Unionville: A Village in the City

by George Duncan

Step into the picturesque village of Unionville, a small town of vintage shops and neighbourhoods that look as though they had tumbled out the past. Historic Unionville introduces readers to the history of this...

Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine: Rival Images of a New World in 1930s Vancouver

by Todd McCallum

In the early years of the Great Depression, thousands of unemployed homeless transients settled into Vancouver's "hobo jungle." The jungle operated as a distinct community, in which goods were exchanged and...

Rails to the Atlantic: Exploring the Railway Heritage of Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces

by Ron Brown

Explore eastern Canada's railway heritage, including stations from the late 1850s, grand hotels, bridges, and roundhouses of this era. 

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...

Tofino and Clayoquot Sound: A History

by Margaret Horsfield & Ian Kennedy

Clayoquot Sound, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is not only a place of extraordinary raw beauty, but also a region with a rich heritage and fascinating past.

Tofino and Clayoquot Sound delves into all...

Echoes of British Columbia: Voices from the Frontier

by Robert Budd

In a follow-up to his well-received Voices of British Columbia, Robert Budd returns with more captivating tales of the province’s pioneering past in the very words of the people who lived them.

Between 1959...

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 New Urban Agenda: The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

by Bill Freeman & Christopher Hume

Equal parts history, social science, and call to action, The New Urban Agenda focuses on fixing the major issues facing the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Award-winning author Bill Freeman shows how...

A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist

by Alicia Priest

In its heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, the remote community of Elsa, 300 miles north of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, was the epicentre of one of the world’s most lucrative silver mining operations—an...

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...


by Michel Tremblay, John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

Michel Tremblay's classic play about identity, written during Quebec's Quiet Revolution.