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The Astonishing General: The Life and Legacy of Sir Isaac Brock

by Wesley B. Turner

One of the most enduring legacies of the War of 1812 was the creation of heroes and heroines. The earliest of those heroic individuals was Isaac Brock. Its striking how a British general whose military role...


A Stolen Life: Searching for Richard Pierpoint

by David Meyler & Peter Meyler

Captured in Bundu (now part of Senegal) around 1744, Pierpoint escapes slavery, finds freedom in Canada, and is involved in the War of 1812.


Cold War Soldier: Life on the Front Lines of the Cold War

by Terry "Stoney" Burke

The danger of participating in live fire exercises, the realism of NATO manoeuvres in Western Europe, the sordid behaviour of soldiers on leave in Amsterdam, and a Christmas spent in a military prison are all...


Tom Thomson: Artist of the North

by Wayne Larsen

Tom Thomson holds a prominent position in Canada's culture and has become an icon for his landscapes, his brief life, and mysterious death. Dividing his time between the wilderness and a shack behind the Studio...


A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter

by Wayne Larsen

A founding member of the Group of Seven, Jackson portrayed the Canadian landscape in a bold and inventive manner, illustrating a key chapter in Canadas coming of age.


A Struggle to Walk with Dignity: The True Story of a Jamaican-Born Canadian

by Gerald A. Archambeau

As Gerald A. Archambeau retraces his experiences at the sharp edge of race relations in the workplace, we can see how personal courage, a strong fist, detailed record-keeping, and his bold persistence in addressing...


One More River to Cross

by Bryan Prince

Accused of the attempted murder of a plantation owner in Maryland during the early 1800s, Isaac Brown, a slave,survived harsh punishment, escaped, was recaptured, escaped again, and in the face of multiple challenges,...


George Simpson: Blaze of Glory

by D.T. Lahey

Born in Scotland and trained as a sugar broker in England, Sir George Simpson was appointed as governor of Ruperts Land and the Indian territories in 1820. By his friendliness, strict discipline, and vigorous...


Young Royals on Tour: William & Catherine in Canada

by Christina Blizzard

On April 29, 2011, Prince William of Wales married Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London. The newlyweds' first royal tour took place in Canada from June 30 to July 8. People across the country rejoiced...


Magic Carpet Flying: The Ride of Your Life

by Pamela Ryan

Childhood lessons in rural Australia and later in Africa and Asia where she helped others tackle the darkness of mental illness, suicide, and large-scale tragedy arising from terrorist attacks and natural disasters....


Celtic Woman: A Memoir of Life's Poetic Journey

by Treasa O'Driscoll

Celtic Woman explores with open honesty and engaging irony how cycles of personal discovery have connected international performing artist Treasa O'Driscoll to heaven and earthbut not the way you'd expect.


Writing History: A Professor's Life

by Michael Bliss

One of Canada's best-known and most-honoured biographers turns to the raw material of his own life. A university professor, prolific scholar, public intellectual, and frank critic of the world, Michael Bliss...


Walking Backwards: Grand Tours, Minor Visitations, Miraculous Journeys, and a Few Good Meals

by Mark Frutkin

Whether inadvertently smuggling cloth into Istanbul, reading poetry in New Delhi to a crowd expecting a world-famous pianist, or wandering through Mantua searching for a non-existent hotel on a street thats...


Innocents on the Ice

by John C. Behrendt

In 1956, John C. Behrendt had just earned his master's degree in geophysics and obtained a position as an assistant seismologist in the International Geophysical Year glaciological program. He sailed from Davisville,...


101 Things Everyone Should Know about Theodore Roosevelt: Rough Rider. President. American Icon.

by Sean Andrews

The inside story of Teddy's life and presidency!

You probably know that Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States, but did you also know that he suffered great bouts of homesickness? Or...


I Am Resilient: A True Story of Dreams and Inspiration

by Jeffrey L. Croonen

Jeff Croonen was a force, both on and off the field. As a player for six years with the Canadian Football League, he was determined and unyielding. As a pharmaceutical sales representative, he was a sales award...


Xwelíqwiya: The Life of a Stó:lo Matriarch

by Rena Point Bolton & Richard Daly

Xwelíqwiya is the life story of Rena Point Bolton, a Stó:lō matriarch, artist, and craftswoman.


A Personal Calligraphy

by Mary Pratt

Mary Pratt is famous throughout Canada for her luminous paintings and prints. Her 1995 exhibition, The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light, drew record-breaking crowds on its tour of Canada. It also resulted...


Mister Mutt: A Dog's Tale

by Harold Rowland

A dog's life, from beginning to end.


Blue Thunder: The Truth About Conservatives from Macdonald to Harper

by Bob Plamondon

An unparalleled portrait of the Conservative Party and each of its nineteen leaders, Blue Thunder rollicks through 141 years of Canadian Conservative leadership.

A sprawling, page-turning exposé, Blue Thunder...