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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...


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

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.


Lost Province

by Stephen Henighan

Stephen Henighan billets with a family as an English teacher in Moldova, a country born from the dismantling of Romania during World War II.


John Grierson

by Gary Evans

Grierson, founder of the National Film Board of Canada, was one of film culture's most influential personalities. He gave the word "documentary" to the English language.


John Franklin

by John Wilson

Franklin's exploration of Canada's arctic seacoast in 1845 ended in the demise of him and his crew, but the search for clues to their fate helped open up the North.