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Scarce Heard Amid the Guns: An Inside Look at Canadian Peacekeeping

by Lieutenant-Colonel John Conrad

The Canadian contribution to peacekeeping is enormous but unsnared in a lethal mythology that has seen it abandoned to popular folklore. Scarce Heard Amid the Guns tears the curtain of myth away, providing a...


Ghosts of the Canadian National Exhibition

by Richard Palmisano

The grounds and buildings of Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition are so richly steeped in history that the spirits that dwell there come out to play and work. There are many reasons for spirits to dwell in...


The Oak Island Mystery: The Secret of the World's Greatest Treasure Hunt

by Lionel & Patricia Fanthorpe

In 1795 three boys began to dig, and what they uncovered started the world's greatest and strangest treasure hunt but nobody knows what the treasure is. After years of research, the authors have finally solved...


One More River to Cross

by Bryan Prince

Accused of the attempted murder of a plantation owner in Maryland during the early 1800s, Isaac Brown, a slave,survived harsh punishment, escaped, was recaptured, escaped again, and in the face of multiple challenges,...


Yaroslaw's Treasure: A Novel

by Myroslav Petriw

When Yaroslaw leaves Canada for Ukraine to search for family heirlooms his grandparents buried during the Second World War, he has no inkling his personal explorations will draw him into a dangerous quest for...


Pegahmagabow: Life-Long Warrior

by Adrian Hayes

Francis Pegahmagabow was an aboriginal leader who served his nation in time of war as a high-kill sniper and his people in time of peace as a fighter. In wartime he volunteered to be a warrior. In peacetime,...


Montcalm and Wolfe

by Roch Carrier

One of Canada’s most beloved raconteurs tells the story of Wolfe and Montcalm and the Plains of Abraham

In September 1759, a small band of British troops led by James Wolfe scaled the tall cliff overlooking...


The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe

by William I. Hitchcock

American s are justly proud of th e role their country played in liberating Europe from Nazi tyranny. For many years, we have celebrated the courage of Allied soldiers, sailors, and aircrews who defeated Hitler's...


Napoleon on the Art of War

by Jay Luvaas

Napoleon. The passage of time has not dimmed the power of his name. A century and a half after his death, Napoleon remains the greatest military genius of the modern world. Yet unlike Machiavelli, Clausewitz,...


Our Vietnam: The War 1954-1975

by A.J. Langguth

"Laos was never really ours after 1954. South Vietnam is and wants to be."

-- McGeorge Bundy, Washington, D.C., 1961

"The Americans thought that Vietnam was a war. We knew that Vietnam was our country."

--...


All Brave Sailors: The Sinking of the Anglo-Saxon, August 21, 1940

by J. Revell Carr

In the darkness before moonrise on the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast on August 21, 1940, the night erupted in a fusillade of bullets and shells. The victim was a stalwart English tramp steamer, Anglo-Saxon,...


International Law, Security and Ethics: Policy Challenges in the Post-9/11 World

by Aidan Hehir, Natasha Kuhrt & Andrew Mumford

This book examines the different ways in which the laws governing the use of force and the conduct of warfare have become subject to intense scrutiny and contestation since the initiation of the war on terror....


Peasant Women and Politics in Facist Italy: The Massaie Rurali

by Perry Willson

Peasant women were the largest female occupational group in Italy between the wars. They led lives characterised by great poverty and heavy workloads, but Fascist propaganda extolled them as the mothers of the...


Israel: The Dynamics of Change and Continuity

by David Levi-Faur, Gabriel Sheffer & David Vogel

These essays examine changes in Israel's political, social and economic institutions, and describe how Israeli culture and institutions are resisting convergence. They are in four categories: political institutions...


Turkey: Identity, Democracy, Politics

by Sylvia Kedourie

This volume aims to shed light on Turkish political issues. The discussions range over national and international politics, democracy and freedom of the press, voting patterns, official control of indigenous...


The Ideological Cold War: The Politics of Neutrality in Austria and Finland: The Politics of Neutrality in Austria and Finland

by Johanna Rainio-Niemi

This book opens new perspectives into the Cold War ideological confrontations. Using Austria and Finland as an example, it shows how the Cold War battles for the hearts and minds of the people also influenced...


Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public's Health

by Judith Walzer Leavitt

She was an Irish immigrant cook. Between 1900 and 1907, she infected twenty-two New Yorkers with typhoid fever through her puddings and cakes; one of them died. Tracked down through epidemiological detective...


Philanthropy in America: A History

by Olivier Zunz

American philanthropy today expands knowledge, champions social movements, defines active citizenship, influences policymaking, and addresses humanitarian crises. How did philanthropy become such a powerful...


Development and Public Health in the Himalaya: Reflections on Healing in Contemporary Nepal

by Ian Harper

Engaging with a range of public health issues, this book charts important social and political transitions in Nepal through the lens of medicine and health development. It focuses on mission health care institutions,...


The Rise of Prussia 1700-1830

by Phillip G. Dwyer

At the beginning of the eighteenth century Prussia was but one in a mosaic of German states, but it rose to be the unchallenged leader of German-speaking Europe after the fall of Napoleon. The book goes beyond...