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  • The Witches

    Salem, 1692

    by Stacy Schiff ...
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.The panic spread quickly, involving ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD

  • Escaping Hitler

    A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future

    The story of a young boy who escaped Hitler and the Holocaust-and lived happily ever after.Escaping Hitler is the true story, covering ninety years, of Günter Stern who, at fourteen, when Adolf Hitler threatened his family, education, and future, resolved to escape from his rural village of Nickenich in the German Rhineland. In July 1939, Günter boarded a bus to the border of Luxembourg, illegally ... Read more

    $29.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • E.R. Nurses

    True Stories from America's Greatest Unsung Heroes

    James Patterson and Matt Eversmann, #1 bestselling coauthors of Walk in My Combat Boots, powerfully present the medical frontline heroes who work to save our lives every day: E.R. Nurses.“The compassion, the work ethic, and the selflessness of nurses … are given the respect they deserve and captured beautifully here.”–Sanjay Gupta, MD, neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent, CNN"James ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD

  • The Big Cheat

    How Donald Trump Fleeced America and Enriched Himself and His Family

    Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter and dean of Trumpologists David Cay Johnston reveals years of eye-popping financial misdeeds by Donald Trump and his family.While the world watched Donald Trump’s presidency in horror or delight, few noticed that his lifelong grifting quietly continued. Less than forty minutes after taking the oath of office, Trump began turning the White House into a money machine ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD

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  • Member of the Family

    My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties

    In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century’s most notorious criminals and life as one of his "girls."At age fourteen Dianne Lake—with little more than a note in ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • The Confederacy's Last Hurrah

    Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville

    by Wiley Sword ...
    The rise of Civil War general John Bell Hood, his command of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, and the decisions that led to its downfall.Though he barely escaped expulsion from West Point, John Bell Hood quickly rose through the ranks of the Confederate army. With bold leadership in the battles of Gaines’ Mill and Antietam, Hood won favor with Confederate president Jefferson Davis. But his ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Tombstone

    The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell

    by Tom Clavin ...
    THE INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER"Tombstone is written in a distinctly American voice." **—**T.J. Stiles, The New York Times“With a former newsman’s nose for the truth, Clavin has sifted the facts, myths, and lies to produce what might be as accurate an account as we will ever get of the old West’s most famous feud.” —Associated PressThe true story o... ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • Can't Hurt Me

    Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

    by David Goggins ...
    New York Times Bestseller Over 3 million copies sold For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. ... Read more

    $12.47 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Unbroken

    A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • SEAL Team Six

    Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

    The New York Times best selling book that takes you inside SEAL Team Six – the covert squad that killed Osama Bin LadenSEAL Team Six is a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection ... Read more

    $12.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • Fighter Pilot

    The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds

    Please note: This ebook edition does not include the photo insert from the print edition.The widely anticipated memoir of legendary ace American fighter pilot, Robin OldsRobin Olds was a larger-than-life hero with a towering personality. A graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army, Olds was one of the toughest ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • Oscar Wilde

    A Life

    **The fullest, most textural, most accurate—most *human—*account of Oscar Wilde's unique and dazzling life—based on extensive new research and newly discovered materials, from Wilde's personal letters and transcripts of his first trial to newly uncovered papers of his early romantic (and dangerous) escapades and the two-year prison term that shattered his soul and his life."Simply the best modern ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD

  • The King in the North

    The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria

    by Max Adams ...
    'A triumph – a Game of Thrones in the Dark Ages' TOM HOLLAND.The magisterial biography of Oswald Whiteblade, exiled prince of Northumbria, who returned in blood and glory to reclaim his birthright.A charismatic leader, a warrior whose prowess in battle earned him the epithet Whiteblade, an exiled prince who returned to claim his birthright, the inspiration for Tolkein's Aragorn.Oswald of ... Read more

    $2.48 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Spitfire Girl

    An extraordinary tale of courage in World War Two

    An extraordinary life in the shadows of war and a Century in the making.Diana Mackintosh came of age to the drone of sirens alerting the people of Malta to the arrival of relentless flights of belligerent German and Italian menace – the bombers she first imagined as a swarm of black flies, pests that stung and cursed her Mediterranean homeland. The three-year onslaught never took a day off; it was ... Read more

    $2.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Wellington

    The Path to Victory, 1769–1814

    by Rory Muir ...
    The leading Wellington historian’s fascinating reassessment of the Iron Duke’s most famous victory and his role in the turbulent politics after Waterloo.For Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington, his momentous victory over Napoleon was the culminating point of a brilliant military career. Yet Wellington’s achievements were far from over: he commanded the allied army of occupation in France to ... Read more

    $17.59 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Six Silent Men

    series 101st LRP Rangers #1
    "No way in hell you could survive 'out there' with six men. You couldn't live thirty minutes 'out there' with only six men." [pg. 13]In 1965 nearly four hundred men were interviewed and only thirty-two selected for the infant LRRP Detachment of the lst Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. Old-timers called it the suicide unit. Whether conducting prisoner snatches, search and destroy missions, or ... Read more

    $10.99 CAD

  • Rejoice in My Gladness

    The Life of Tahirih

    Rejoice in My Gladness is a biography of one of the leading female voices, Tahirih, of the 1800s. The book tells how she began teaching the equality between men and women in largely Muslim Persia and how she was eventually martyred for her outspokenness and courage in the face of the male governing establishment in Persia. Drawing on extensive research and steeped in the culture of daily life in ... Read more

    $6.79 CAD

  • Tears in the Darkness

    The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath

    Tears in the Darkness is an altogether new look at World War II that exposes the myths of war and shows the extent of suffering and loss on both sides.For the first four months of 1942, U.S., Filipino, and Japanese soldiers fought what was America's first major land battle of World War II, the battle for the tiny Philippine peninsula of Bataan. It ended with the surrender of 76,000 Filipinos and ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • Diana Mosley

    Diana Mosley was one of the most fascinating and controversial figures of recent times. For some, she was a cult; for many, anathema. Born in 1910 Diana was the most beautiful and the cleverest of the six Mitford sisters. She was eighteen when she married Bryan Guinness, of the brewing dynasty, by whom she had two sons. After four years, she left him for the fascist leader, Oswald Mosley, and set ... Read more

    $12.99 CAD

  • Beating The Odds

    In this age of saturation, you have to stand out with your stories. And if you are going to stand out, not only does your work have to be top-notch, but you are probably going to have to get creative. This is what Michael David Decosta believes and tries to achieve with his memoir.He conveys the story of his life growing up in Guyana so that you taste, feel, and smell his world. His childho... ... Read more

    $8.09 CAD

  • The Mutiny on the Bounty

    Texts by Captain Bligh, Sir John Farrow, and Rosalind Amelia Young

    The Mutiny of the Bounty is one of the most famous stories in maritime history that has been told in countless books and motion pictures. It describes the arduous voyage of the H.M.S. Bounty, under the harsh rule of the strict Captain Bligh, and the eventual mutiny of much of the crew led by the Mutineer Fletcher Christian. Less well-known is the incredible survival story of how Captain Bligh and ... Read more

    $2.99 CAD

  • Helmets and Lipstick

    An Army Nurse in World War Two

    Helmets and Lipstick is the first-hand account of Second Lieutenant Ruth Haskell, chronicling her time spent as a combat nurse with U.S. troops in North Africa during Operation Torch. First published at the height of the war in 1944, Haskell’s memoir is a classic account of combat nursing in World War 2, an important addition to the literature of the war in North Africa and of the history of non ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • GUNNER

    The story of Sgt Leslie Todd and the 90th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA in World War 2

    This is the war diary of Sergeant Leslie Todd of the 90th (Middlesex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, TA, from the Battle of Normandy in 1944, through Belgium and Holland to the end of their war near Hamburg, Germany. ... Read more

    $1.74 CAD

  • Through Hitler's Back Door

    SOE Operations in Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria 1939–1945

    by Alan Ogden ...
    Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia were all German allies in the Second World War, unlike the other countries of Europe which had either been forcibly occupied by the Nazis or remained neutral. SOE Missions mounted within their borders were thus doubly hazardous for they were conducted in enemy-populated territory, heavily policed by military forces and gendarmerie. Furthermore all these ... Read more

    $8.69 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus