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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,...


Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster

by Melissa Fay Greene

The deepest coal mine in North America was notoriously unpredictable. One late October evening in 1958, it "bumped" - its rock floors heaving up and smashing into rock ceilings. A few miners staggered out, most...


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

by Howard Blum

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been tamed and its fierce, independent and often violent larger-than-life figures – gun-toting wanderers, trappers, prospectors, Indian fighters,...


One Hundred Stories for One Hundred Years

by Clem Martini

For 100 years, Wood’s Homes has offered a lifeline to children and their families who have nowhere else to turn. A multiservice, non-profit children’s mental health organization based in Calgary, Wood’s...


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...


A Time Such as There Never Was Before: Canada After the Great War

by Alan Bowker

As much upheaval as WWI caused in Canada, its aftermath was even more transformative for the country. With victory and the return the troops, Canadian society was now faced with the question of how to return...


Through a Canadian Periscope: The Story of the Canadian Submarine Service

by Julie H. Ferguson, Peter W. Cairns & Dan MacNeil

A colourful and well-researched account of Canada's submarine service, from its beginnings on the first day of the First World War to its uncertain future today. Ferguson details the careers of the Canadians...


Scugog Carrying Place: A Frontier Pathway

by Grant Karcich

The story of the Scugog Carrying Place is a multifaceted one, but at the core of the story is the mystery of a forgotten cabin in the woods, the story of which has not been completely told until now. Included...


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,...


Everything Runs Like a Movie: The Strange but True Story of Bank Robber Hermann Beier

by John Cooper

Desperate, Hermann Beier of Alliston, Ontario, turned to bank robbery in the early 1990s to pay his mounting bills and ended up being pursued in what became at the time the longest police chase in Canadian history....


Canada: A Millennium Portrait

by Desmond Morton

Desmond Morton, one of Canadas most respected historians, has given us a short celebration of Canada with a depth of insight that truly helps us to know one another and all the regions of the country.


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.


Vanished Villages of Middlesex

by Jennifer Grainger

Once home to over 60 flourishing villages, Middlesex County, in the heart of southwestern Ontario, has a rich settlement history.


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.


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

by Stephanie White

Unbuilt Calgary is a survey of projects proposed but not built that were situated at critical times in Calgary's development; projects that indicate the city's ambitions through its first 100 years. It looks...


Canada 1911: The Decisive Election that Shaped the Country

by David MacKenzie & Patrice Dutil

In 1911, Canadians went to the polls to decide the fate of their country in an election that raised issues vital to Canadas national independence and its place in the world. Canada 1911 revisits and re-examines...


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...


Hard Lessons: The Mine Mill Union in the Canadian Labour Movement

by Dieter K. Buse, Peter Suschnigg & Mercedes Steedman

This book brings together the voices of contemporary labour leaders, activists, old timers, and academics to discuss the first hundred years of the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union.


Sudbury: Rail Town to Regional Capital

by C.M. Wallace & Ashley Thomson

In 1900, Sudbury was a small town with a population of about 2,000. Now, it is the largest city in northeastern Ontario.


Vancouver Was Awesome: A Curious Pictorial History

by Lani Russwurm & Bob Kronbauer

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