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Harry Hopkins

by Christopher D. O'Sullivan

One of the most controversial figures of the New Deal Era, Harry Hopkins elicited few neutral responses from his contemporaries. Analyzing Hopkins’s role in wartime diplomacy and his personal relationships...

'We Are Going to Pick Potatoes'

by Irene Levin Berman

Irene Levin Berman was born, raised, and educated in Norway. Her first conscious recollection of life goes back to 1942, when as a young child she escaped to Sweden, a neutral country during World War II, to...

The John A. Macdonald Retrospective 2-Book Bundle

by Ged Martin, Patrice Dutil & Roger Hall

This special 2-book bundle contains a number of perspectives on a man who was arguably Canada’s most famous political leader, a figure of legendary proportions in the history of Canada’s birth and development....

Insurgent Diplomat - Civil Talks or Civil War?

by Aziz Pahad

Long before the official negotiations to end apartheid, there were secret discussions that paved the way for dialogue between the African National Congress and the South African government. Aziz Pahad played...

The Hidden Life of the Sixth Dalai Lama

by Simon Wickham-Smith

The life of the Sixth Dalai Lama does not end with his supposed death at Kokonor in November 1706, on the way to Beijing, and an audience with the Manchu Emperor Kangxi. This book, the so-called Hidden Life,...

The Darwin Effect

by Dr. Jerry Bergman

Dr. Miklos Nyiszli, an imprisoned doctor in the Auschwitz camp, wrote that Nazi doctors hoped studying twins would solve the problem of faster reproduction of superior races. Nazis hoped to have each German...

An Exemplary Whig

by David M. Gold

Historians have paid surprisingly little attention to state-level political leaders and judges. Edward Kent (1802–77) was both. He served three terms as a state legislator, two as mayor of Bangor, two as governor,...


by Johnny O'Brien

The Milton Hershey School is the richest and wealthiest K-12 residential school in the world. Its $12 billion trust fund, financed by sales of the iconic Hershey candy, eclipse that of Cornell, Dartmouth, and...

Through the Jungle of Death

by Stephen Brookes


"As uplifting a testimonial to human courage as any to emerge from World War II."--Daily Mail (London)

"A tale of hair-raising...

And There Was Light

by Jacques LUSSEYRAN

The book that helped inspire Anthony Doerr?s All the Light We Cannot See An updated edition of this classic World War II memoir, chosen as one of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century, with a...

Emily Murphy

by Christine Mander

In this comprehensive biography, Christine Mander depicts the life and times of Emily Murphy with a refreshing candor and vitality. A true Canadian heroine – pioneering feminism, writer (under the alias Janey...

A Name for Himself

by Joyce Barkhouse

"Twelve months in any place, my friend, is quite a weary while And seems more like a century when lived on Sable Isle …"

So wrote Thomas Raddall at the age of eighteen, not dreaming that many years later Sable...

John J. Robinette

by George D. Finlayson

John J. Robinette, Canada’s greatest trial lawyer, was admired and respected by the bench and his fellow lawyers alike. A quiet, unassuming man outside the courtroom, he was a consummate performer when appearing...

Our Young Soldier

by Mary Beacock Fryer

Francis Simcoe was the eldest son of John Graves Simcoe and Elizabeth Gwillim. his father is celebrated as the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada; his mother for her Canadian diary and watercolour sketches....

A Mind at Sea

by John Fry

The trials and tribulations of a Canadian business titan during a fascinating period in 19th-century Quebec.

A Mind at Sea is an intimate window into a vanished time when Canada was among the world’s great...

My Larger Education

by Booker T. Washington

The primary voice of the African American community from 1890 to 1915, and the author of Up from Slavery, Booker T. Washington was an educator and orator as well as a founder of the Alabama school that developed...

Misremembering Dr. King

by Jennifer J. Yanco

We all know the name. Martin Luther King Jr., the great American civil rights leader. But most people today know relatively little about King, the campaigner against militarism, materialism, and racism—what...

The Making of a Radical

by Scott Nearing & Staughton Lynd

Scott Nearing lived one hundred years, from 1883 to 1983--a life spanning most of the twentieth century. In his early years, Nearing made his name as a formidable opponent of child labor and military imperialism....

Mystic Chemist

by Lucius Werthmüller, Dieter Hagenbach & Stanislav Grof

Mystic Chemist begins at the start of the twentieth century, in the Swiss town of Basel which is evolving from a popular health spa into a major industrial city. The story concludes more than a century later,...

The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1920–1976

by Alan H. Levy

The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1920–1976: Political Passions, Women’s Rights, and Congressional Battles, by Alan H. Levy, marks the first full biography of Bella Abzug. Abzug was one of woman in politics...