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The Truth about Trudeau

by Bob Plamondon

Finally, after over 30 years of hagiographies, comes a book that sets the record straight and tells us the truth about Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

In this unprecedented and meticulously researched sweep of the record,...


The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush

by Howard Blum

New York Times bestselling author Howard Blum expertly weaves together three narratives to tell the true story of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush.

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been...


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.


Tofino and Clayoquot Sound: A History

by Margaret Horsfield & Ian Kennedy

Clayoquot Sound, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is not only a place of extraordinary raw beauty, but also a region with a rich heritage and fascinating past.

Tofino and Clayoquot Sound delves into all...


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.


Echoes of British Columbia: Voices from the Frontier

by Robert Budd

In a follow-up to his well-received Voices of British Columbia, Robert Budd returns with more captivating tales of the province’s pioneering past in the very words of the people who lived them.

Between 1959...


A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist

by Alicia Priest

In its heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, the remote community of Elsa, 300 miles north of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, was the epicentre of one of the world’s most lucrative silver mining operations—an...


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.


Development Derailed: Calgary and the CPR , 1962-64

by Max Foran

Development Derailed unravels a fascinating story of how politics undermined promise. The text outlines a proposal put forth in 1962 to develop the lands held by the Canadian Pacific Railway in downtown Calgary....


Vancouver Was Awesome: A Curious Pictorial History

by Lani Russwurm & Bob Kronbauer

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


Blue Thunder: The Truth About Conservatives from Macdonald to Harper

by Bob Plamondon

An unparalleled portrait of the Conservative Party and each of its nineteen leaders, Blue Thunder rollicks through 141 years of Canadian Conservative leadership.

A sprawling, page-turning exposé, Blue Thunder...


Alice Munro

by Brenda Pfaus

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


From Old Hollywood to New Brunswick: Memories of a Wonderful Life

by Charles Foster

Imagine receiving a mysterious invitation from Charlie Chaplin, doing jigsaw puzzles with Marilyn Monroe, having a heart-to-heart with Jack Kennedy, or being kissed by Greta Garbo. All of these and more are...


Backwater

by Peter Moreira

This hard-hitting but fair assessment of Nova Scotia and the Maritimes will shock and surprise many Maritimers who have been conditioned to think that the east coast of Canada is one of the most liveable regions...


The Lost Canoe

by Lawrence W. Coady

A contemporary account of tracking a historical explorer across Labrador.

In the mode of Leonidas Hubbard and William Cabot, Hesketh Prichard set out with a group of adventurers in the early 1900s, determined...


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...


Provincial Solidarities: A History of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour

by David Frank

Provincial Solidarities tells the story of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour--part of the history of working class struggles in Canada.


The Wages of Relief: Cities and the Unemployed in Prairie Canada, 1929-39

by Eric Strikwerda

The Wages of Relief examines the Depression experiences of three municipal governments-Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg-and the individuals and families who relied on them for unemployment relief through the...