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Toronto Neighbourhoods 7-Book Bundle: A City in the Making / Unbuilt Toronto / Unbuilt Toronto 2 / Leaside / Opportunity Road / Willowdale / The Yonge

by Mark Osbaldeston, F.R. (Hamish) Berchem, Frederick H. Armstrong & Scott Kennedy et al.

Local history buffs and urban historians will delight in this collection of books that examine the history and development (and plans that never came to be) of Canada's largest city.


Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North

by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

With historical research and rare interviews, explore the highs and lows of aviation north of the 60th parallel. This journey takes readers from hot air balloons above the Klondike gold fields, to international...


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,...


The Canadian Federal Election of 2008

by Jon H. Pammett & Christopher Dornan

The Canadian Federal Election of 2008 is a comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the campaign and election.


Whisky and Ice: The Saga of Ben Kerr, Canada's Most Daring Rumrunner

by C.W. Hunt

During the 1920s, Ben Kerr was known as the "King of the Rumrunners" and was put at the top of the most wanted list by the U.S. Coast Guard.


Vancouver Was Awesome: A Curious Pictorial History

by Lani Russwurm & Bob Kronbauer

A vivid and eccentric photographic homage to Vancouver’s past.


Alice Munro

by Brenda Pfaus

In Alice Munro, Brenda Pfaus provides a unique and intriguing look at one of Canada's greatest living writers.


Metal on Ice: Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes

by Sean Kelly

Canada has produced many successful proponents of the genre known as heavy metal. Drawing on interviews with the original artists of the 1980s, this book provides a new perspective on the dreams of musicians...


Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been

by Mark Osbaldeston

Unbuilt Toronto explores the failed architectural dreams of Toronto, delving into unfulfilled and largely forgotten visions for grand public buildings, landmark skyscrapers, roads and highways, transit systems,...


Bear Flag Rising

by Dale L. Walker

Dale L. Walker, historian and author of Legends and Lies: Great Mysteries of the American West, takes on the conquest of California in this vivid portrait of America's manifest destiny.

Bear Flag Rising traces...


Eldorado

by Dale L. Walker

"Gold! Gold on the American River!"

This declaration, shouted in the streets of San Francisco in the spring of 1848, electrified the nation, and its echo was heard in the farthest corners of the globe. In the...


The Boys of '98

by Dale L. Walker

Spur Award winning author Dale Walker tells the colourful story of Americas most memorable fighting force, the volunteer cavalry known as the Rough Riders. From its members, and their slapdash training in Texas...


Titans of '72: Team Canada's Summit Series Heroes

by Mike Leonetti, Roy Macgregor & Harold Barkley

Phil Esposito, Ken Dryden, Frank Mahovlich, Yvan Cournoyer, Bobby Clarke -- these are some of the Team Canada hockey heroes who struggled to defeat the Soviet Union in the September 1972 Summit Series. Here...


Not in My Father's Footsteps

by Terrence Rundle West

It’s the 1930s. In Montreal, tensions are running high. French vs. English. Jew vs. Christian. Have vs. have-not. The city is swirling with unrest. From Outremont to St. Urbain Street, people are struggling...


Gatekeepers

by Franca Iacovetta

An in-depth study of European immigrants to Canada during the Cold War, Gatekeepers explores the interactions among these immigrants and the "gatekeepers"—mostly middle-class individuals and institutions whose...


Survival

by Margaret Atwood

When first published in 1972, Survival was considered the most startling book ever written about Canadian literature. Since then, it has continued to be read and taught, and it continues to shape the way Canadians...


The Great War

by Kellen Kurschinski, Steve Marti, Alicia Robinet & Matt Symes et al.

The Great War: From Memory to History offers a new look at the multiple ways the Great War has been remembered and commemorated through the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Drawing on contributions...


Finding Diefenbunker

by Sara Matthews, Justin Anstett & Patricia Molloy

The text discusses the legacy of the Cold War in Canada by looking at Prime Minister Diefenbaker’s “Diefenbunkers”—eleven nuclear fallout shelters constructed in secret in the late 1950s to protect the...


Canada and the Second World War

by Geoffrey Hayes, Mike Bechthold & Matt Symes

Terry Copp’s tireless teaching, research, and writing has challenged generations of Canadian veterans, teachers, and students to discover an informed memory of their country’s role in the Second World War....


Soldiers of Song

by Jason Wilson

The seeds of irreverent humour that inspired the likes of Wayne and Shuster and Monty Python were sown in the trenches of the First World War, and The Dumbells—concert parties made up of fighting soldiers—were...