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  • The Lost City of the Monkey God

    A True Story

    The #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, named one of the best books of the year by The Boston Globe and National Geographic: acclaimed journalist Douglas Preston takes readers on a true adventure deep into the Honduran rainforest in this riveting narrative about the discovery of a lost civilization -- culminating in a stunning medical mystery.Since the days of conquistador Hernán ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD

  • The Duel

    The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill & Hitler

    by John Lukacs ...
    This day-by-day account of the maneuvering between Britain and Germany in 1940 is “a wonderful story wonderfully told” (George F. Will, New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner).During the late spring and early summer of 1940, Hitler was poised on the edge of absolute victory, having advanced rapidly through a large part of Europe—and Britain was threatened by imminent invasion ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Company

    The Rise and Fall of the Hudson's Bay Empire

    by Stephen Bown ...
    NATIONAL BESTSELLERA thrilling new telling of the story of modern Canada's origins.The story of the Hudson's Bay Company, dramatic and adventurous and complex, is the story of modern Canada's creation. And yet it hasn't been told in a book for over thirty years, and never in such depth and vivid detail as in Stephen R. Bown's exciting new telling.The Company started out small in 1670, trading ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • Twilight of Democracy

    The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism

    **A finalist for the Lionel Gelber PrizeOne of Back Obama's Favourite Books of the YearA Pulitzer Prize–winning historian explains, with electrifying clarity, why elites in democracies around the world are turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism.**From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. In ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    Renowned activist and public intellectual David Graeber teams up with professor of comparative archaeology David Wengrow to deliver a trailblazing account of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution--from the development of agriculture and cities to the emergence of "the state," political violence, and social inequality--and revealing new possibilities for ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • Klaus Barbie

    The Butcher of Lyons

    by Tom Bower ...
    The true story of one of Hitler’s most feared and brutal killers: his life and crimes, postwar atrocities, and forty-year evasion of justice.During World War II, SS Hauptsturmführer Nikolaus “Klaus” Barbie earned a reputation for sadistic cruelty unmatched by all but a handful of his contemporaries in Adolf Hitler’s Gestapo. In 1942, he was dispatched to Nazi-occupied France after leaving his ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Woman of No Importance

    The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

    by Sonia Purnell ...
    **A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERChosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times, the Washington Independent Review of Books, PopSugar, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookBrowse, the Spectator, and the Times of LondonWinner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography“Excellent…This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down.” -- The ... ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • This House of Sky

    Landscapes of a Western Mind

    by Ivan Doig ...
    National Book Award Finalist: A “beautifully written, deeply felt” memoir about growing up in the American West (Los Angeles Times).Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his past with piercing clarity is not only a raw sense of land and how it shapes us, but also of the ties ... Read more

    $14.39 CAD $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Eichmann in My Hands

    A First-Person Account by the Israeli Agent Who Captured Hitler's Chief Executioner

    The true story behind “one of history’s great manhunts” and the film Operation Finale by the Mossad legend who caught the most wanted Nazi in the world (The New York Times).1n 1960 Argentina, a covert team of Israeli agents hunted down the most elusive war criminal alive: Adolf Eichmann, chief architect of the Holocaust. The young spy who tackled Eichmann on a Buenos Aires street—and fought every ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape

    How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history?In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain became a republic. When his eldest son, Charles, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was crushed by the might of Cromwell’s armies at the battle of Worcester.With 3,000 of his supporters lying dead and ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • White Tears/Brown Scars

    How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color

    by Ruby Hamad ...
    Called “powerful and provocative" by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times bestselling How to be an Antiracist, this explosive book of history and cultural criticism reveals how white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against Black and Indigenous women, and women of color.Taking us from the slave era, when white women fought in court to keep ... Read more

    $17.59 CAD

  • Frankly, We Did Win This Election

    The Inside Story of How Trump Lost

    THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!Michael C. Bender, senior White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal, presents a deeply reported account of the 2020 presidential campaign that details how Donald J. Trump became the first incumbent in three decades to lose reelection—and the only one whose defeat culminated in a violent insurrection.Beginning with President Trump’s first impeachment and ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD

  • The Admirals

    Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea

    How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power.Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. navy to victory ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD

  • In the Name of Humanity

    The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust

    by Max Wallace ...
    Shortlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor prize for literary nonfiction“A riveting tale of the previously unknown and fascinating story of the unsung angels who strove to foil the Final Solution.”—Kirkus starred reviewOn November 25, 1944, prisoners at Auschwitz heard a deafening explosion. Emerging from their barracks, they witnessed the crematoria and gas chambers--part of the largest killing machine ... Read more

    $29.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Story Behind

    The Extraordinary History Behind Ordinary Objects

    by Emily Prokop ...
    Learn the fascinating history and trivia behind the everyday items we take for granted—from the host of the popular podcast The Story Behind.Many of us learn about the major inventions that shape our world. But we too often overlook the objects we use every day. In The Story Behind, Emily Prokop, creator of the Webby Award nominated podcast, explores the who, how, and huh? of everything from Band ... Read more

    $17.59 CAD $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

  • Rez Life

    An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

    by David Treuer ...
    A prize-winning writer offers “an affecting portrait of his childhood home, Leech Lake Indian Reservation, and his people, the Ojibwe” (The New York Times).A member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, David Treuer grew up on Leech Lake Reservation, but was educated in mainstream America. Exploring crime and poverty, casinos and wealth, and the preservation of native language and culture, Rez Life ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Chancellor

    The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel

    by Kati Marton ...
    The definitive biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, detailing the remarkable rise and political brilliance of the most powerful—and elusive—woman in the world.The Chancellor is at once a riveting political biography and an intimate human story of a complete outsider—a research chemist and pastor’s daughter raised in Soviet-controlled East Germany—who rose to become the unofficial leader ... Read more

    $20.99 CAD

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  • War: How Conflict Shaped Us

    **NATIONAL BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED for the 2021 Lionel Gelber PrizeThoughtful and brilliant insights into the very nature of war--from the ancient Greeks to modern times--from world-renowned historian Margaret MacMillan.**War--its imprint in our lives and our memories--is all around us, from the metaphors we use to the names on our maps. As books, movies, and television series show, we are drawn to ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • A Song for the Dark Times

    The Brand New Thriller from the Bestselling Writer of Channel 4’s MURDER ISLAND

    by Ian Rankin ...
    From the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin, comes one of the must-read books of the year: A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES'Genius ... Only great novels capture the spirit of the age. This is one of them.'THE TIMES* * * * *'He's gone...'When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it's not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days.... ... Read more

    $7.99 CAD

  • My Stories, My Times, Volume 2

    by Jean Chretien ...
    Translated by Sheila Fischman, Donald Winkler ...
    Following on the heels of his bestselling collection of political reminiscences, former Canadian prime minister Jean Chrétien still has a few more stories to tell. With anecdotes and reflections both serious and light-hearted, My Stories, My Times, Volume 2 is a unique window on our country from one of its greatest statesmen and patriots.With a career that spanned decades and an active retirement ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

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  • 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

    Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality

    by Bob Joseph ...
    Since its creation in 1876, the Indian Act has dictated and constrained the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Peoples, and is at the root of many enduring stereotypes. Bob Joseph’s book comes at a key time in the reconciliation process, when awareness from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities is at a crescendo. Joseph examines how Indigenous Peoples can return to self-government, ... Read more

    $9.95 CAD

  • Humankind

    A Hopeful History

    Translated by Erica Moore, Elizabeth Manton ...
    From a New York Times bestselling author comes "the riveting pick-me-up we all need right now" (People), that argues that humans thrive in a crisis and that our innate kindness and cooperation have been the greatest factors in our long-term success.If there is one belief that has united the left and the right, psychologists and philosophers, ancient thinkers and modern ones, it is the tacit ... Read more

    $19.99 CAD