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The Cultural Life of the Automobile: Roads to Modernity

by Guillermo Giucci, Anne Mayagoitia & Debra Nagao

From its invention in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century, the automobile crisscrossed the world, completely took over the cities, and became a feature of daily life. Considered basic to the American...


A Favored Place: San Juan River Wetlands, Central Veracruz, A.D. 500 to the Present

by Alfred H. Siemens

The wetlands of the San Juan Basin in Central Veracruz, Mexico, have been a favored place since the fifth century A.D., when Prehispanic people built an extensive network of canals and raised fields that allowed...


Between War and Peace: How America Ends Its Wars

by Col. Matthew Moten

An emperor bows abjectly before his conquerors on the deck of a battleship. As smoke yet rises from a bloody battlefield, a dejected general proffers his sword to his victorious opponent. Frock-coated ministers...


Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup Against Salvador Allende, September 11, 1973

by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

On the fortieth anniversary of revolution and rebellion in Chile, a searching history of the rise and fall of the world's first and only democratically elected Marxist president.

On September 11, 1973, President...


Workshop of the World: Birmingham's Industrial Heritage

by Ray Shill

Ray Shill's first look at Birmingham's industrial heritage focused on metal and electrical industries, including car, bicycle and motocycle manufacture, guns and munitions, railway rolling stock, pens, lamps,...


Garden Heroes and Villains

by George Drower

This follow up to the engaging 'Gardeners, Gurus and Grubs' takes a longer look at the heroes and villains of the gardening world. Learn how Heron of Alexandria surprised unwelcome visitors to his garden in...


Historic Maritime Maps

by Donald Wigal

In the Middle Ages, navigation relied upon a delicate balance between art and science. Whilst respecting the customs and the precautions of their forbearers, sailors had to count on their knowledge of the stars,...


American First Ladies: Their Lives and Their Legacy: Their Lives and Their Legacy

by Lewis L. Gould

This volume presents thirty-nine interpretive biographical essays on all first ladies, from Martha Washington to America's newest First Lady, Laura Bush. This new edition contains updated material on all the...


Canada's Big House: The Dark History of the Kingston Penitentiary

by Peter H. Hennessy

The story of Kingston Penitentiary's rapid descent from puritanical purpose to merely punitive management.


Arctic Revolution: Social Change in the Northwest Territories, 1935-1994

by John David Hamilton

This path-breaking book offers some no-nonsense truth about northern development.


Bram Stoker's Dracula: Sucking Through the Century, 1897-1997

by Carol Margaret Davison & Paul Simpson-Housley

A collection of essays by some of the world's leading scholars analyzing and celebrating the novel's legacy in popular culture.


Majesty in Canada: Essays on the Role of Royalty

by Colin Coates

Examines how Canadians have understood their ties to royalty and how the regal principle influenced our national identity.


Orangeville: The Heart of Dufferin County

by Wayne Townsend

Founded by two entrepreneurs, Seneca Ketchum and Orange Lawrence, Orangeville has a history well worth exploring.


The Old Brewery Bay: A Leacockian Tale

by James A. "Pete" McGarvey

A personal account of the misadventures that preceded the opening of the Leacock home to the public in 1958.


Mount Pleasant Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

by Mike Filey

This illustrated guide includes descriptions of the monuments and horticultural features of Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


Star of Courage: Recognizing the Heroes Among Us

by John Melady

They are Canada's heroes, recipients of the prestigious Star of Courage, and these are the stories of their bravery.


Women in Canadian Politics: Volume 6: Toward Equity in Representation

by Kathy Megyery

The studies in this volume examine women's involvement in political parties both past and present.


Losing the Empress: A Personal Journey

by David Creighton

On May 29, 1914, the Empress of Ireland sank on the St. Lawrence River. The author delves into the lives of his grandparents, who went down with the ship.


Caledonia: Along the Grand River

by Barbara Martindale

Intriguing entrepreneurs, town characters and prominent citizens have touched the life of Caledonia, leaving a legacy that is fascinating, sometimes amusing and richly anecdotal.


Treasure and Intrigue: The Legacy of Captain Kidd

by Graham Harris

Before he was hanged, Captain Kidd claimed to have hidden a vast fortune in the Indies. Harris concludes there is much to justify his claim.