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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.


Jacques Plante

by Raymond Plante & Vladimir Konieczny

Jacque Plante, the first NHL goalie to regularly wear a protective facemask, won the Vezina Trophy seven times and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.


Henry Hudson: New World Voyager

by Edward Butts

Sailing from England in 1610, renowned explorer Henry Hudson began his search for a Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. Hudson's questionable leadership and extreme Arctic conditions resulted in the...


James Douglas: Father of British Columbia

by Julie H. Ferguson

James Douglas tells the story of the son of a Scottish plantation owner and a mixed-race woman who would become governor of the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Before Vancouver existed as...


Yehuda Halevi

by Hillel Halkin

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval...


The Dentist of Auschwitz: A Memoir

by Benjamin Jacobs

" In 1941 Berek Jakubowicz (now Benjamin Jacobs) was deported from his Polish village and remained a prisoner of the Reich until the final days of the war. His possession of a few dental tools and rudimentary...


The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #6: The Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

by Joe Biel

A full and panoramic look at Lee Harvey Oswald's short, conflicted, adventure-filled life is presented in this collection that contains exclusive information and newly declassified documents. It puts into perspective...


Gulag Voices: An Anthology

by Jane Ann Miller & Ms. Anne Applebaum

style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormalAnne Applebaum wields her considerable knowledge of a dark chapter in human history;and;presents a collection of the writings of;survivors of the Gulag, the Soviet...


Edward Bancroft: Scientist, Author, Spy

by Thomas J. Schaeper

A man of as many names as motives, Edward Bancroft is a singular figure in the history of Revolutionary America. Born in Massachusetts in 1745, Bancroft moved to England as a young man in the 1760s and began...


Xavier: A British Secret Agent with the French Resistance

by Richard Heslop

Colnel Richard Heslop, alias Xavier, was one of Britain's Greatest Special Operations agents in France. Ingeniously orchestrating resistance groups and ruthlessly sabotaging German operations, Xavier played...


Magellan

by Stefan Zweig, Cedar Paul & Eden Paul

The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480–1521) is one of the most famous navigators in history – he was the first man to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, and led the first voyage to circumnavigate...


Nyerere: The Early Years

by Thomas Molony

Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999), the first President of Tanzania, was a man whose political life was uniquely and inextricably bound into the history of the nation he created. Yet, though 'Baba wa Taifa',...


The Last Victorians: A Daring Reassessment of Four Twentieth Century Eccentrics

by W. Sydney Robinson

Ever since the publication of Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians in 1918 it has been fashionable to ridicule the great figures of the nineteenth century. From the longreigning monarch herself to the celebrated...


Wayne Avenue Days: A Midcentury Memoir

by L.S.A. Hoyt

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Born in 1950, Linda Sue Hoyt grew up in an extended family home on the fringes of a little town that was rapidly evolving. The community's planned neighborhoods were filled with new starter homes,...


Desperate Voyage

by John Caldwell

In May 1946, John Caldwell, stranded in Panama after the war, set out single-handed on a 9,000 mile journey aboard the 29-foot PAGAN to rejoin his wife in Sydney.


Alexander Hamilton, American

by Richard Brookhiser

Alexander Hamilton is one of the least understood, most important, and most impassioned and inspiring of the founding fathers. At last Hamilton has found a modern biographer who can bring him to full-blooded...


Shredded: Inside RBS: The Bank that Broke Britain

by Ian Fraser

‘The definitive account of the Royal Bank of Scotland fiasco. It’s an engaging, if in some ways infuriating, tale of how self-serving bank executives systematically broke the rules, lent with astonishing...


Blazing Star: The Life and Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

by Alexander Larman

He was 'THE WICKEDEST MAN ALIVE'.

He went to Oxford University at the age of 12

He slept with his first prostitute at 13

He was an alcoholic by 14

He was imprisoned in the Tower at 18

He was acclaimed a war hero...


Ravished Armenia and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian

by Anthony Slide & Atom Egoyan

"Ravished Armenia" and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian is the real-life tale of a teenage Armenian girl who was caught up in the 1915 Armenian genocide, the first genocide in modern history. Mardiganian (1901-1994)...


Ravished Armenia and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian

by Anthony Slide & Atom Egoyan

"Ravished Armenia" and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian is the real-life tale of a teenage Armenian girl who was caught up in the 1915 Armenian genocide, the first genocide in modern history. Mardiganian (1901-1994)...