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Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess

by David Lawson & Thomas Aiello

Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess is the only full-length biography of Paul Morphy, the antebellum chess prodigy who launched United States participation in international chess and is still generally...


George Washington's Surprise Attack: A New Look at the Battle That Decided the Fate of America

by Phillip Thomas Tucker

Like many historical events, the American Revolution is sometimes overlooked, ignored, or minimized by historians due to being shrouded in romantic myth and stubborn stereotypes. Here historian Phillip Thomas...


The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

by Myra MacPherson

A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century...


A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir

by Elena Gorokhova

Elena Gorokhova’s A Mountain of Crumbs is the moving story of a Soviet girl who discovers the truths adults are hiding from her and the lies her homeland lives by.Elena’s country is no longer the majestic...


Alexander the Great

by Philip Freeman

In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror. The celebrated...


Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues: Incredible True Tales of Mischief and Mayhem

by Paul Martin

Everyone loves a good villain! From the back pages of history, vivid, entertaining portraits of little-known scoundrels whose misdeeds range from the simply inept to the truly horrifying.

Even if you're an avid...


Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy

by Carlos Eire

In his 2003 National Book Award–winning memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana, Carlos Eire narrated his coming of age in Cuba just before and during the Castro revolution. That book literally ends in midair as...


Going Home To Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969

by David Eisenhower & Julie Nixon Eisenhower

When President Dwight Eisenhower left Washington, D.C., at the end of his second term, he retired to a farm in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, that he had bought a decade earlier. Living on the farm with...


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...


My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy

by Nora Titone

The scene of John Wilkes Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre is among the most vivid and indelible images in American history. The literal story of what happened on April 14, 1865, is familiar:...


Emily Murphy: Rebel

by Christine Mander

Christine Mander depicts the life and times of Emily Murphy with a refreshing candor and vitality.


A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall

by Joyce Barkhouse

Traumatized by the 1917 Halifax Explosion, followed by his father's death, Raddall left school at age 14 - yet he went on to become one of Canada's most renowned storytellers.


Reluctant Pioneer: How I Survived Five Years in the Canadian Bush

by Thomas Osborne & Roy Macgregor

In the 1870s in Ontario's Muskoka, teenager Thomas Osborne endured starvation, freezing, accidents with axes and boats, and narrow escapes from wolves and bears. Decades later, after moving to the United States,...


John J. Robinette: Peerless Mentor: An Appreciation

by George D. Finlayson

John J. Robinette was Canada's top lawyer from the 1930s to 1980s, showing unparalleled versatility and virtuosity in criminal, civil, and constitutional cases.


Our Young Soldier: Lieutenant Francis Simcoe 6 June 1791-6 April 1812

by Mary Beacock Fryer

Through journals and letters, Fryer charts the brief life and career of Francis Simcoe, the son of the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada.


Canada from Afar: The Daily Telegraph Book of Canadian Obituaries

by David Twiston-Davies & Conrad Black

Canada From Afar is the fruit of the remarkable flowering of obituary writing in the London Daily Telegraph during the past ten years.


From Telegrapher to Titan: The Life of William C. Van Horne

by Valerie Knowles

William Van Horne, general manager of the CPR, pushed through construction of the transcontinental line and went on to become company president.


Spanish John: Being a Narrative of the Early Life of Colonel John M'Donell of Scottos

by John McDonell

An unashamedly prejudiced account of the atmosphere of the aftermath of "the 45" the fierce loyalties and bitter hatreds, the high principles and barefaced villainy.


A Mind at Sea: Henry Fry and the Glorious Era of Quebec's Sailing Ships

by John Fry

A unique biography of a nineteenth-century shipping magnate set during a forgotten era - a time when Quebec was one of the world's great shipbuilding centres and tidal seaports.


Right On, You Got the Elbow Out!: Wartime Memories of the R.C.A.F.

by Ernest F. Monnon

This book deals with the experiences of an airman, a radio telephone operator, one of the many "ordinary people" who served their country in the Second World War.