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Who's Feckin' Who in Irish History

by Colin Murphy & Brendan O'Reilly

Did an Irish monk discover America? Which rebel died of having a feckin’ tooth pulled? And who in the name of Jaysus was responsible for the Pledge? If you've ever wondered how much of our rabble-rousing history...


How I Stopped Being a Jew

by Shlomo Sand & David Fernbach

Shlomo Sand was born in 1946, in a displaced person’s camp in Austria, to Jewish parents; the family later migrated to Palestine. As a young man, Sand came to question his Jewish identity, even that of a “secular...


After Many Days

by Shirley H. Perry

After Many Days tells the story of Shirley H. Perry, a story that encompasses her many adventures. From her days as a CIA operative during the Cold War in Vienna to her life of intrigue behind the Iron Curtain...


Southern Greats: Lessons of Love and Life Learned on the Bluff

by Howard L White & Candace J Semien

Over the past four years and some 30,000 plus miles traveled for interviews, this book, this story, this start has been with me. No matter how often I put Southern Greats down, I was pulled back to work 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.


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...


The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb: Founder of Save the Children

by Clare Mulley

Since 1919 Save the Children has fought to uphold the human rights of children worldwide. Now promoted by the likes of Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Julianne Moore the charity’s founder was a childless spinster...


The Lodge Women, Their Men and Their Times

by Emily Lodge

From the earliest days of the American colonies, through the Gilded Age, to the late 20th century, The Lodge Women traces a line of the family's remarkable history that is at once intensely personal, political...


A Man Most Driven: Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the Founding of America

by Peter Firstbrook

"A nuanced account of the English captain saved by Pocahontas reveals an astonishingly complicated personality. Former BBC producer Firstbrook finds in the roguish, quarrelsome, fearless adventurer Capt. John...


Wolsey: The Life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal

by John Matusiak

Wolsey is, arguably, the first comprehensive book to explore the many contrasting layers of Thomas Wolsey's life and career, and represents the first genuinely popular biography of the much-maligned cardinal...


Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter

by Diana Souhami

Alice Keppel, the married lover of Queen Victoria's eldest son and great-grandmother to Camilla Parker-Bowles, was a key figure in Edwardian society. Hers was the acceptable face of adultery. Discretion was...


El Inca: The Life and Times of Garcilaso de La Vega

by John Grier Varner

Garcilaso de la Vega, the great chronicler of the Incas and the conquistadors, was born in Cuzco in 1539. At the age of twenty, he sailed to Spain to acquire an education, and he remained there until his death...


Son of the Alhambra: Don Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, 1504-1575

by Erika Spivakovsky

Last of the Spanish Renaissance men, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (1504-1575) was a master of the humanist disciplines as well as an active diplomat whose correspondence provides insight into the workings of power...


Martin Luther

by Michael A. Mullett

An engaging and comprehensive new edition of this established biography provides students with an understanding of the European Reformation through the life of its key mover, Martin Luther. Working chronologically...


Harold Jarman: Bristol Rovers Local Hero

by Mike Jay & Ian Haddrell

Harold Jarman, a Bristolian, had a fascinating fourteen season career with Bristol Rovers from 1959 until 1973. A highly talented winger he made over 500 appearances for his home town club, scoring over a century...