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Breakthrough!: Canada's Greatest Inventions and Innovations

by John Melady

Canada's greatest medical breakthrough might well be insulin, but the telephone, the light bulb, the jetliner, the BlackBerry, and basketball also had Canadians behind them. Author John Melady showcases the...

The Invisible War: The Untold Secret Story of Number One Canadian Special Wireless Group

by Gil Murray

While the Second World War raged in Europe, an equally fierce war was taking place with Japan in the Far East.

Flight from Famine: The Coming of the Irish to Canada

by Donald MacKay

Flight from Famine is the moving account of the survivors of the Irish potato famine who helped build Canada in the years that followed Black '47. Their tale is a testament to courage, resilience, and perseverance,...

The Call to Arms: The 1812 Invasions of Upper Canada

by Richard Feltoe

While the War of 1812 saw battles and combat take place in vastly separated locations of the United States and British North America, nowhere was the fighting more intense than in Upper Canada, specifically...

A Thousand Shall Fall: The True Story of a Canadian Bomber Pilot in World War Two

by Murray Peden

In what has been hailed as one of the finest war memoirs ever written, Murray Peden recounts his experiences as a bomber with 214 Squadron during World War II.

Mary Janeway: The Legacy of a Home Child

by Mary Pettit

Mary Janeway is the story of a little girl's childhood while living on a farm as a domestic servant in the late 1800s. Based on extensive historical research, Mary's story brings into focus the intimate details...


by Jane Pitfield

Leaside is a comprehensive look at the people, built heritage, and significant events of this distinctive community, including an examination of Leaside's unique industrial heritage and the role it played during...

The Canoe in Canadian Cultures

by Bruce W. Hodgins, John Jennings & Doreen Small

A symbol unique to Canada, the canoe is one of the greatest gifts of First Peoples to all those who came after.

What the Thunder Said: Reflections of a Canadian Officer in Kandahar

by Lieutenant-Colonel John Conrad & Christie Blatchford

What the Thunder Said is an honest and at times raw recollection of incidents and impressions of Canadian warfighting from a logistics perspective.

Wolfe Island: A Legacy in Stone

by Barbara Wall La Rocque

Wolfe Island begins with the emergence of islands at the end of the last ice age, continuing on through the many centuries of First Nations habitation and finally the era of French exploration and fur trading....

Four Years on the Great Lakes, 1813-1816: The Journal of Lieutenant David Wingfield, Royal Navy

by Don Bamford & Paul Carroll

David Wingfield joined the Royal Navy in 1806, at the age of fourteen. His service took him to the Great Lakes during the War of 1812.

The Lake Erie Shore: Ontario's Forgotten South Coast

by Ron Brown

The Lake Erie shoreline has borne witness to some of Ontario's earliest history, yet remains largely unspoiled. Ron Brown has traversed this most southern coastline in Ontario, fleshing out forgotten stories...

War Brides: The Stories of the Women Who Left Everything Behind to Follow the Men They Loved

by Melynda Jarratt

For the over 48,000 British women who married Canadian soldiers conscripted to Britain during the Second World War, the ensuing decades brought happiness to some and a much darker future to others. War Brides...

Art and Politics: The History of the National Arts Centre

by Sarah Jennings

This is the story of the creation and first four decades of one of Canada's pre-eminent cultural organizations. Written in a documentary style and enriched by the personal memories of those who participated...

River Rough, River Smooth: Adventures on Manitoba's Historic Hayes River

by Anthony Dalton

Manitoba's Hayes River runs over 600 kilometres from Norway House to Hudson Bay. Traditionally used for transport and hunting by the indigenous Cree, the Hayes became a major fur trade route in the 17th to 19th...

Mohawks on the Nile: Natives Among the Canadian Voyageurs in Egypt, 1884-1885

by Carl Benn

Mohawks on the Nile explores the absorbing history of 60 Aboriginal men who participated in a military expedition on the Nile River.

I Am Heartily Ashamed: Volume II: The Revolutionary War's Final Campaign as Waged from Canada in 1782

by Gavin K. Watt

In this second installment in Gavin Watt's Revolutionary War series, raiding was resumed and a new British ministry announced a cessation of arms in July. Frederick Haldimand discovered, though, that the treaty's...

Amazing Airmen: Canadian Flyers in the Second World War

by Ian Darling

Canadian and British airmen engaged in fierce and deadly battles in the skies over Europe during the Second World War. Those who survived often had to overcome incredible obstacles to do so. These painstakingly...

Polish Orphans of Tengeru: The Dramatic Story of Their Long Journey to Canada 1941-49

by Dr. Lynne Taylor

In 1949, about 123 Polish Displaced Persons orphans were brought to Canada from East Africa as part of the settlement of the postwar DP crisis. The situation became an international incident when Warsaw protested...

From Queenston to Kingston: The Hidden Heritage of Lake Ontario's Shoreline

by Ron Brown

Travel with Ron Brown as he probes the shoreline of Lake Ontario and discovers its heritage. Explore forgotten coves, historical lighthouses, and unique features of the landscape. Even in large cities such as...