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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.


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.


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...


Passions Between Women

by Emma Donoghue

Passions Between Women looks at stories of lesbian desires, acts and identities from the Restoration to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Far from being invisible, the figure of the woman who felt passion...


Science and the Founding Fathers: Science in the Political Thought of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and James Madison

by I. Bernard Cohen

General readers, students of American history, and professional historians alike will profit from reading this engaging presentation of an aspect of American history conspicuously absent from the usual textbooks...


War Hammers: The Story of West Ham United during the First World War

by Brian Belton

This book tells the fascinating story of West Ham United Football Club during the First World War, charting the relationship between war and football by following the pursuits of West Ham from 1913/14 to 1918/19....


Robert Morris's Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder

by Ryan K. Smith

In 1798 Robert Morris-"financier of the American Revolution," confidant of George Washington, former U.S. senator-plunged from the peaks of wealth and prestige into debtors' prison and public contempt. How...


A Woman to Deliver Her People: Joanna Southcott and English Millenarianism in an Era of Revolution

by James K. Hopkins

The Second Coming of Christ has been prophesied many times through the centuries but seldom by a figure so fascinating as Joanna Southcott (1750-1814), the domestic servant who at the age of forty-two declared...


The Travel Journals of Tappan Adney Vol. 2, 1891-1896

by Tappan Adney & C. Ted Behne

Setting out to visit his friends in Woodstock, New Brunswick, and with all intentions to return to the United States to attend Columbia University in the fall, Tappan Adney, at the age of 18, embarked on a trip...


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...


Linotte: The Early Diary of Anais Nin (1914-1920)

by Anaïs| Nin

A charming and amusing view of Nin's early life, from age eleven to seventeen; the self-portrait of an innocent girl who is transformed, through her own insights, into an enlightened young woman. “An enchanting...


Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

by Tavis Smiley & David Ritz

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination

Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but...


Two Lives of Charlemagne

by Einhard & The Monk of St. Gall

This work contains the two best-known early separate biographical accounts of Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, the man considered to be the father of Europe. This work contains the two best-known early separate...


A World Elsewhere: An American Woman in Wartime Germany

by Sigrid MacRae

The extraordinary love story of an American blueblood and a German aristocrat-and a riveting tale of survival in wartime Germany

Sigrid MacRae never knew her father, until a trove of letters revealed not only...


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...


Son of Italy

by Pascal D'Angelo

In the original introduction to Pascal D'Angelo's Son of Italy, the renowned literary critic Carl Van Doren praised D'Angelo's autobiography as an impassioned story of his "enormous struggles against every disadvantage."...


Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy

by Christopher Sandford

Acclaimed biographer Christopher Sandford tells the engrossing story of the unlikely friendship between British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and President John F. Kennedy, a crucial political and personal...