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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.


English Bloods: In the Backwoods of Muskoka, 1878

by Frederick de la Fosse & Scott D. Shipman

An illuminating and humorous biographical account of the "English Bloods" - young men sent to learn farming skills in Muskoka in pioneer times.


Pearls and Pebbles

by Catharine Parr Traill & Elizabeth Thompson

An unusual book with a lasting charm, with a broad focus ranging from observations on the natural environment to the early settlement of Upper Canada.


Mrs. Simcoe's Diary

by Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe & Mary Quayle Innis

Elizabeth Simcoes diary, describing Canada from 1791 to 1796, is history written as it was being made an account instilled with excitement and delight.


Hidden in the Enemy's Sight: Resisting the Third Reich from Within

by Jan Kamienski

In 1941, 16-year-old Jan Kamieski is sent to Dresden, Germany, as part of the Polish Resistance, where, armed with false papers, he takes up Underground activities and does everything he can within the heartland...


The Firebrand: William Lyon Mackenzie and the Rebellion in Upper Canada

by William Kilbourn & Ronald Stagg

Kilbourn vividly brings to life the rebel Canadian hero William Lyon Mackenzie: able political editor, first mayor of Toronto, and the gadfly of the House of Assembly.


The Power of the Pen: The Politics, Nationalism, and Influence of Sir John Willison

by Richard Clippingdale & Joe Clark

Sir John Willison (1856-1927) lived and worked after the development of fast trains and the telegraph, mostly before the widespread use of the telephone, and almost entirely before radio mattered in news. As...


The Secret of the Blue Trunk

by Lise Dion & Liedewij Hawke

In 1940 Armande Martel, a young nun from Quebec, is arrested by the Germans at her religious order in Brittany. She is sent as a POW to Buchenwald where she barely survives. After the war, she leaves religious...


Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe 1762-1850: A Biography

by Mary Beacock Fryer

The diaries, letters, and sketches of Elizabeth Simcoe portray the remarkable woman who came to Upper Canada when her husband was appointed lieutenant-governor.


The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

by Eleanor Roosevelt

A candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century

The long and eventful life of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was full of rich...


Trotsky: Eternal Revolutionary

by Dmitri Volkogonov

Together with Lenin, Trotsky was the most charismatic and dominating figure of the Russian revolution. A dynamic public speaker, a brilliant organizer and theorist, he was largely responsible for advocating...


Canadian Political Bundle: Nellie McClung / William Lyon Mackenzie King / John Diefenbaker/ René Lévesque / Maurice Duplessis / James Douglas / John A

by Arthur Slade, Roderick Stewart & Margaret Macpherson

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped Canada's political identity, including John Diefenbaker, John A. Macdonald, William Lyon...


Canadian Literary Bundle: Susanna Moodie / Gabrielle Roy / Robertson Davies / Mazo de la Roche

by Nicholas Maes, Heather Kirk & Anne Cimon

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped Canada's literature, including a pioneer chronicler, legendary novelists from both English...


Canadian Cultural Heritage Bundle: Louis Riel / Harriet Tubman / Simon Girty

by Sharon Stewart, Edward Butts & Rosemary Sadlier

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped the future of the nation. We learn about three figures who have started Canada on the road...


Canadian Artists Bundle: Emily Carr / Tom Thomson / James Wilson Morrice

by Kate Braid & Wayne Larsen

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents the lives of three influential Canadian artists who captured the wild beauty of Canada's terrain. The stories of west coast icon Emily Carr, tragic...


Tommy Douglas

by Dave Margoshes

Douglass standing as the "father of medicare" and the first leader of the federal New Democratic Party earned him the title of "Greatest Canadian," as voted by CBC-TV viewers in 2004.


George Mercer Dawson

by William Chalmers

As a geological surveyor, Dawson was responsible for mapping the 49th parallel, vast tracts of British Columbias Interior, and many rivers in the Yukon.


The Coronation: A Royal History

by Annie Bullen

On June 2, 1953, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey. In 2013 - 60 years later - a nation comes together once more to celebrate that special event.


Canadian Adventurers & Explorers Bundle: David Thompson / Vilhjalmur Stefansson / Samuel de Champlain / John Franklin / George Simpson / Phyllis Munda

by D.T. Lahey, Tom Henighan & John Wilson

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped the future of a nation and defined its borders. In this volume we find explorers whose daring...