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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

    by David Grann ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Wager and The Lost City of Z, “one of the preeminent adventure and true-crime writers working today."—New York Magazine • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NOW A MARTIN SCORSESE PICTURE“A shocking whodunit…What more could fans of true-crime ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD $4.99 CAD

  • Women in White Coats

    How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!For fans of** Hidden Figures and Radium Girls comes the remarkable story of three Victorian women who broke down barriers in the medical field to become the first women doctors, revolutionizing the way women receive health care.In the early 1800s, women were dying in large numbers from treatable diseases because they avoided receiving medical care. Exam... ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD

  • The Hare with Amber Eyes

    A Hidden Inheritance

    A New York Times BestsellerAn Economist Book of the YearCosta Book Award Winner for BiographyGalaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award)Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots—which are then sold, collected, and handed on—he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • Warlord

    A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874–1945

    by Carlo D'Este ...
    A definitive chronicle of Churchill’s crucial role in the major military campaigns of the 20th century, based on extensive, untapped archival materials.Warlord is the definitive chronicle of Churchill’s crucial role as one of the world’s most renowned military leaders, from his early adventures on the North-West Frontier of colonial India and the Boer War through his extraordinary service in both ... Read more

    $19.99 CAD $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Nuclear War

    A Scenario

    The INSTANT New York Times bestsellerInstant Los Angeles Times bestseller“In Nuclear War: A Scenario, Annie Jacobsen gives us a vivid picture of what could happen if our nuclear guardians fail…Terrifying.”—Wall Street JournalThere is only one scenario other than an asteroid strike that could end the world as we know it in a matter of hours: nuclear war. An... ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • Sex and Sexuality in Ancient Rome

    A fascinating and often-funny look into Romans’ private (or not-so-private) lives, exploring the truth behind the empire’s salacious reputation.From emperors to empresses, poets to prostitutes, slaves to plebs, ancient Rome was a wealth of different experiences and expectations—nowhere more so than around the subject of sex and sexuality. The image of ancient Rome that has come down to us is one ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Lovers in Auschwitz

    A True Story

    The “mesmerizing and inspirational” (Judy Batalion) true story of two Holocaust survivors who fell in love in Auschwitz, only to be separated upon liberation and lead remarkable lives apart following the war—and then find each other again more than 70 years later.Zippi Spitzer and David Wisnia were captivated by each other from the moment they first exchanged glances across the work floor. It was ... Read more

    $20.99 CAD

  • A Great Improvisation

    Franklin, France, and the Birth of America

    by Stacy Schiff ...
    In this dazzling work of history, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author follows Benjamin Franklin to France for the crowning achievement of his career ● Michael Douglas stars in Franklin, premiering April 12 only on Apple TV+In December of 1776 a small boat delivered an old man to France." So begins an enthralling narrative account of how Benjamin Franklin--seventy years old, without any diplomatic ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Bomber Mafia

    A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War

    Dive into this “truly compelling” (Good Morning America) New York Times bestseller that explores how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war—from the creator and host of the podcast Revisionist History.In The Bomber Mafia*,* Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD

  • The Borders

    A History of the Borders from Earliest Times

    A “beautifully written” history of the Scottish Borders—from the Ice Age to present day—by the author of Scotland: A History from Earliest Times (Boston Sunday Herald).This is the story of the border: a place of beginnings and endings, of differences and similarities. It is the story of England and Scotland, told not from the remoteness of London or Edinburgh or in the tired terms of national ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sourdough Culture

    A History of Bread Making from Ancient to Modern Bakers

    by Eric Pallant ...
    “A culinary mystery story leavened with Pallant’s passion, charm, and devotion to the ageless allure of the risen loaf.” —Aaron Bobrow-Strain, author of White BreadSourdough Culture presents the history and rudimentary science of sourdough bread baking from its discovery more than six thousand years ago to its still-recent displacement by the innovation of dough-mixing machines and fast-acting ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Prequel

    An American Fight Against Fascism

    by Rachel Maddow ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Rachel Maddow traces the fight to preserve American democracy back to World War II, when a handful of committed public servants and brave private citizens thwarted far-right plotters trying to steer our nation toward an alliance with the Nazis.“A ripping read—well rendered, fast-paced and delivered with the same punch and assurance that she brings to a broadcast. . . ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD

  • The Devil's Diary

    Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich

    The Devil’s Diary is the true account of the disappearance of Alfred Rosenberg’s journal of Nazi ideology that shaped the genesis of the Holocaust.An influential figure in Adolf Hitler’s early inner circle, Alfred Rosenberg made his name spreading toxic ideas about the Jews throughout Germany, publishing a bestselling masterwork of Nazi thinking at the dawn of the Third Reich.His diary was ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Nineties

    A Book

    **An instant New York Times bestseller!“Informative, endlessly entertaining.”—BuzzFeed“Generation X’s definitive chronicler of culture.”—GQFrom the author of But What If We’re Wrong comes an insightful, funny reckoning with a pivotal decade**It was long ago, but not as long as it seems: The Berlin Wall fell and the Twin Towers collapsed. In between, one presidential election was allegedly decided ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • Prisoners of the Castle

    An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis' Fortress Prison

    by Ben Macintyre ...
    **NATIONAL BESTSELLERNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor, a definitive and surprising new narrative of one of history's most famous prisons--and the remarkable cast of POWs who tried to relentlessly escape their Nazi captors.**The myth of Colditz, the most infamous prison in history, has stood unchallenged for 70 years: prisoners of war, mustaches firmly ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD $4.99 CAD

  • The Bangalore Detectives Club

    Series series The Bangalore Detectives Club Series
    'The first in an effervescent new mystery series. . . a treat for historical mystery lovers looking for a new series to savour (or devour)' NEW YORK TIMES**'A gorgeous debut mystery with a charming and fearless sleuth . . . spellbinding' SUJATA MASSEY'Told with real warmth and wit. . . A perfect read for fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Vaseem Khan' - ABIR MUKHERJEE</str... ... Read more

    $7.99 CAD $0.99 CAD

  • Bound for Canaan

    The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement,

    “Well written, moving . . . stimulating,” this account of racially unified abolitionism “could provide the occasion for a constructive national conversation” (New York Times).The civil war brought to a climax the country's bitter division. But the beginnings of slavery's denouement can be traced to a courageous band of ordinary Americans, black and white, slave and free, who joined forces to ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • In Cold Blood

    by Truman Capote ...
    Series series Vintage International
    National BestsellerOn November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD $4.99 CAD

  • North Atlantic Crossroads

    The Royal Air Force Ferry Command Gander (Newfoundland) Unit, 1940-1946

    The true story of Gander's Royal Air Force Ferry Command unit and the men and women who kept the flights moving.Gander, Newfoundland, was a bustling hub of aviation during the Second World War as thousands of bombers passed through on their way to Britain. In North Atlantic Crossroads, the challenges and hazards of transatlantic ferrying come alive. Tales of search and rescue, aircraft salvage, ... Read more

    $8.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Court of Betrayal

    The gripping new historical novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author!

    by Anne O'Brien ...
    'A fantastically gripping story of love and betrayal, told with the masterful skill of a passionate storyteller. It kept me riveted until the last page!' BARBARA ERSKINE'Anne O'Brien crosses swathes of time seamlessly. A gorgeous bouquet of a novel. Stunning' CAROL McGRATH'Tremendous and engrossing' NICOLA CORNICK'A riveting and immersive story of a woman's strength and resilience'</em... ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD $0.99 CAD

  • Origins

    How Earth's History Shaped Human History

    A New York Times-bestselling author explains how the physical world shaped the history of our speciesWhen we talk about human history, we often focus on great leaders, population forces, and decisive wars. But how has the earth itself determined our destiny? Our planet wobbles, driving changes in climate that forced the transition from nomadism to farming. Mountainous terrain led to the ... Read more

    $24.99 CAD $3.99 CAD

  • The Crime of the Century

    Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation

    The story behind the attack that shocked a nation and opened a new chapter in the history of American crime.On July 14th, 1966, Richard Franklin Speck swept through several student nurses’ townhouse like a summer tornado and changed the landscape of American crime. He broke in as his helpless victims slept, bound them one by one, and then stabbed, assaulted, and strangled all eight in a sadistic ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Demon of Unrest

    A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War

    by Erik Larson ...
    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Splendid and the Vile brings to life the pivotal five months between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the start of the Civil War—a simmering crisis that finally tore a deeply divided nation in two.A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, Time, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Health, New York Post, Lit Hub, Book Riot, ScreenrantOn November ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD

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  • The Wager

    A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder

    by David Grann ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. The powerful narrative reveals the deeper meaning of the events on The Wager, showing that it was not only the captain and crew who ended up on trial, but the very idea of empire.A Best Book of the ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD