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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,...


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,...


Vancouver Was Awesome: A Curious Pictorial History

by Lani Russwurm & Bob Kronbauer

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


In the Shadow of the Pole: An Early History of Arctic Expeditions, 1871-1912

by S.L. Osborne

The Arctic became part of Canada in 1880 when it was transferred from Britain. How the transfer came about and what Canada did with its new territory is described. The book focuses on the ten marine expeditions...


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...


Death Wins in the Arctic: The Lost Winter Patrol of 1910

by Kerry Karram

A four-man patrol from the North West Mounted Police left Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, heading for Dawson City, Yukon, on December 21, 1910. The harrowing drama of their futile 52-day struggle to survive...


Willowdale: Yesterday's Farms, Today's Legacy

by Scott Kennedy

In 1855, Willowdale post office opened in Jacob Cummer's store on Yonge Street. Today it is a bustling urban environment. Scott Kennedy recounts the notable stories of what happened in between and who was there...


Alice Munro

by Brenda Pfaus

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


Mobilize!: Why Canada Was Unprepared for the Second World War

by Larry D. Rose & J.L. Granatstein

Military specialist Larry D. Rose examines why Canada was not training and preparing to go to war before the declaration in 1939. The failures of all involved are examined, as are the other issues that delayed...


The August Gales: The Tragic Loss of Fishing Schooners in the North Atlantic 1926 and 1927

by Gerald Hallowell

Three different fishing communities, three different countries, but in their pursuit of fish on the banks they would have much in common, including the terrors of the North Atlantic storms. The August Gales...


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...


Canada's Other Game: Basketball from Naismith to Nash

by Brian I. Daly

Record numbers of Canadian youths are taking up basketball, but the sport languishes in the shadow of hockey. From the sport's beginning to the era of Steve Nash, this book chronicles basketball's struggle to...


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...


Hardscrabble: The High Cost of Free Land

by Donna E. Williams & J. Patrick Boyer

A tale of deception and adversity, Hardscrabble tells how unscrupulous politicians, emigration agents, and philanthropists lured impoverished emigrants to farm the Muskoka backwoods in the 1870s. What these...