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Empty Cradle

by Diana Walsh

This story is based on a true crime - dates, times, and details were researched from media sources, court documents, and police records. Empty Cradle is the writer's personal recollection of the days leading...


Breakthrough!: Canada's Greatest Inventions and Innovations

by John Melady

Canada's greatest medical breakthrough might well be insulin, but the telephone, the light bulb, the jetliner, the BlackBerry, and basketball also had Canadians behind them. Author John Melady showcases the...


Paddling the Boreal Forest: Rediscovering A.P. Low

by Max Finkelstein, James Stone & Becky Mason

The boreal forest of Quebec/Labrador has captivated avid canoeists for generations. The Canadian "iron man," A.P. Low (1861-1942), surveyed the area.


Sherlock Holmes Handbook: Second Edition

by Christopher Redmond

A Sherlock Holmes Handbook examines the world of Sherlock Holmes - the characters and themes, the publishers and readers, Victorian London, and more. This new edition catches up on new films and books and the...


John Arpin: Keyboard Virtuoso

by Robert Popple

Born and raised in Port McNicoll, John Arpin is today regarded as one of Canada's finest keyboard virtuosos, performing at concert halls around the world. This authorized biography is based on extensive research...


Greg Sorbara: The Battlefield of Ontario Politics: An Autobiography

by Greg Sorbara

Greg Sorbara has enjoyed one of the most successful careers of any Ontario politician. He was appointed minister of finance by Premier Dalton McGuinty in 2003, and served as campaign chair for the Liberals'...


Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies

by Patrice Dutil & Roger Hall

Here are fifteen fresh interpretations of Canada's founding Prime Minister, published for the occasion of the bicentennial of his birth in 1815. Well researched and crisply written by recognized scholars and...


William Lyon MacKenzie King: Dreams and Shadows

by lian goodall

A fascinating glimpse into the world of the man who was Canada's longest serving prime minister and one of the international scene's most important figures during the Second World War.


Wilfrid Laurier

by Roderick Stewart

Using a rare combination of the common touch and political savvy, Laurier became prime minister in 1896, a position he would hold for 15 years.


The Site: A Personal Odyssey

by Robert W. Nero

Birds or potsherds? This dilemma is confronted by one of Canada's top nature writers in this account of a lifetime's involvement as an avocational archaeologist.


Samuel de Champlain

by Francine Legaré & Jonathan Kaplansky

Through his fierce defense of New France to those in power in France, Chaplain ensured the birth of the country that today is Canada. He is undisputedly the Father of New France.


Rene Levesque: Charismatic Leader

by Marguerite Paulin & Jonathan Kaplansky

The founder of Quebec's largest separatist party, René Lévesque would serve as premier of Quebec under the Parti Québécois banner from 1976 to 1985.


Phyllis Munday

by Kathryn Bridge

In 1924 Phyllis Munday did what no other woman had done before - reached the summit of Mt. Robson. She climbed close to 100 mountains in her lifetime.


Oliver Jones

by Marthe Sansregret

The exclusive authorized biography of Oliver Jones, one of this country's most celebrated jazz musicians and a worldwide musical ambassador for Canada.


Nellie McClung

by Margaret Macpherson

A strong voice for the women's movement, writer and politician Nellie McLung's court challenge in the Persons Case led to women in Canada being declared legal "persons" in 1929.


Maurice Duplessis

by Marguerite Paulin & Nora Alleyn

Communications theorist Marshall McLuhan predicted the effects of electronic media on modern culture as early as 1964 and coined terms like "the global village" and "the medium is the message."


Marshall McLuhan

by Judith Fitzgerald

Communications theorist Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) predicted the effects of electronic media on modern culture as early as 1964. McLuhan published several breakthrough books and coined terms like "hot" and...


A Man and His Words

by J. Patrick Boyer

Robert Boyer is an author, researcher, editor, and public speaker; a member of the Ontario Legislature for 17 years; and the first vice-chairman of Ontario Hydro.


Lucille Teasdale

by Deborah Cowley

Through 35 years of civil war and epidemics, Canadians Lucille Teasdale and her husband treated diseases such as malaria, TB, and AIDS in northern Uganda.


Louis Riel: Firebrand

by Sharon Stewart

Kilbourn vividly brings to life the rebel Canadian hero William Lyon Mackenzie: able political editor, first mayor of Toronto, and the gadfly of the House of Assembly.