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  • Extraordinary Canadians: Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert

    by John Ralston Saul

    series Extraordinary Canadians
    Canada has no better interpreter than prolific writer and thinker John Ralston Saul. Here he argues that Canada did not begin in 1867; indeed, its foundation was laid by two visionary men, Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin. The two leaders of Lower and Upper Canada, respectively, worked together after the 1841 Union to lead a reformist movement for responsible government run by elected ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Levon

    From Down in the Delta to the Birth of The Band and Beyond

    by Sandra B. Tooze

    A dazzling, epic biography of Levon Helm––the beloved, legendary drummer and singer of the Band.He sang the anthems of a generation: "The Weight," "Up on Cripple Creek," and "Life Is a Carnival." Levon Helm's story––told here through sweeping research and interviews with close friends and fellow musicians––is the rollicking story of American popular music itself.In the Arkansas Delta, a young ... Read more

    $14.79 USD

  • The Day the World Came to Town

    9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

    by Jim DeFede

    The True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway’s Smash Hit Musical Come from Away, Featuring All New Material from the AuthorWhen 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Invisible Darkness

    The Strange Case Of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka

    by Stephen Williams

    Perfect for fans of Making a Murderer and The People v. O. J. Simpson, Invisible Darkness is the story of one of the more bizarre cases in recent memory—killings so sensational that they prompted the Canadian government, in the interests of justice, to silence its national press and to lock foreign journalists out of the courts.To all appearances, Paul and Karla Bernardo had a fairytale marriage: ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Memoirs and Reflections

    by Roy McMurtry

    From “the Kid” on the Varsity Blues football team to “the Chief” at Osgoode Hall, R. Roy McMurtry has had a remarkably varied and influential career. As reformist attorney general of Ontario, one of the architects of the agreement that brought about the patriation of the Canadian Constitution, high commissioner to the United Kingdom, and chief justice of Ontario, he made a large and enduring ... Read more

    $33.89 USD

  • A Little History of Canada

    by H.V. Nelles

    This lively and opinionated history is a whirlwind tour of the Canadian land and inhabitants from the earliest human occupation to the present. The country has undergone several fundamental changes - from Indigenous occupation, to French and British colonization, to the rise of an independent nation and distinct society - and it is doing so yet again. Fully revised, this updated 150th anniversary ... Read more

    $8.49 USD

  • The War That Made America

    A Short History of the French and Indian War

    by Fred Anderson

    **The globe's first true world war comes vividly to life in this "rich, cautionary tale" (The New York Times Book Review)The French and Indian War -the North American phase of a far larger conflagration, the Seven Years' War-remains one of the most important, and yet misunderstood, episodes in American history. Fred Anderson takes readers on a remarkable journey through the vast conflict that, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Bishop Laval

    by A. Leblond De Brumath

    This edition features• a linked Table of Contents, linked Footnotes, and linked IndexCONTENTS (abridged list)CHAPTER I ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CANADACHAPTER II THE EARLY YEARS OF FRANÇOIS DE LAVALCHAPTER III THE SOVEREIGN COUNCILCHAPTER IV ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SEMINARYCHAPTER V MGR. DE LAVAL AND THE SAVAGES...CHAPTER XIX DEATH OF MGR. DE LAVALINDEX ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Lethal Marriage

    The Unspeakable Crimes of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka

    by Nick Pron

    **What the press couldn't reveal—the full story of the monstrous sex slayings that shocked a nation . . .WARNING: This book contains graphic descriptions of violence.**Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo might look like the ideal couple, but they were a nation's most despicable killers. Karla began their depraved sex and murder spree by stealing drugs to knock out her little sister. While Paul raped ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • A New Kind of Monster

    The Secret Life and Shocking True Crimes of an Officer . . . and a Murderer

    by Timothy Appleby

    The horrific and astonishing true story of the double life of Russell Williams, who was at once a respected figure in the Canadian military and a ruthless sado-sexual serial criminal and murderer.A model officer and elite pilot, Colonel Russell Williams was trusted with flying international dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth, as well as commanding Canada's most important military airbase. Yet ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • A Short History of Canada

    Sixth Edition

    by Desmond Morton

    Most of us know bits and pieces of our history but would like to be more sure of how it all fits together. The trick is to find a history that is so absorbing you will want to read it from beginning to end. With this book, Desmond Morton, one of Canada’s most noted and highly respected historians, shows how the choices we can make at the dawn of the 21st century have been shaped by history.Morton ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • John A

    The Man Who Made Us

    by Richard J. Gwyn

    The first full-scale biography of Canada’s first prime minister in half a century by one of our best-known and most highly regarded political writers.The first volume of Richard Gwyn’s definitive biography of John A. Macdonald follows his life from his birth in Scotland in 1815 to his emigration with his family to Kingston, Ontario, to his days as a young, rising lawyer, to his tragedy-ridden ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Old Bill Miner: Last of the Famous Western Bandits

    Last of the Famous Western Bandits

    by Frank W. Anderson

    Bill Miner, the gentleman bandit, enjoyed more popularity in his day than Jesse James or Billy the Kid. He robbed stagecoaches and trains across California, Colorado, Arizona, Georgia, Washington State and British Columbia until just before the First World War, by which point the public actually wanted him to escape the police. Reporters visited him during his time in jail and dubbed him "Old Bill ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • A People's History of Quebec

    by Robin Philpot and 1 more

    Revealing a little-known part of North American history, this lively guide tells the fascinating tale of the settlement of the St. Lawrence Valley. It also tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders who traveled, mapped, and inhabited a very large part of North America, and “embrothered the peoples” they met, as Jack Kerouac wrote.Connecting everyday life to the events that ... Read more

    $15.19 USD

  • A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland

    by John Mack Faragher

    "Altogether superb; a worthy memorial to the victims of two and a half centuries past."--Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewIn 1755, New England troops embarked on a "great and noble scheme" to expel 18,000 French-speaking Acadians ("the neutral French") from Nova Scotia, killing thousands, separating innumerable families, and driving many into forests where they waged a desperate guerrilla resistance. ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • Gold Fever: Incredible Tales of the Klondike Gold Rush

    by Rich Mole

    In 1897, tens of thousands of would-be prospectors flooded into the Yukon in search of instant wealth during the Klondike Gold Rush. In this historical tale of mayhem and obsession, characters like prospectors George Carmack and Skookum Jim, Skagway gangster Soapy Smith and Mountie Sam Steele come to life. Enduring savage weather, unforgiving terrain, violence and starvation, a lucky few made ... Read more

    $7.19 USD

  • Big Bear (Mistahimusqua)

    A Biography

    by J.R. Miller

    A biography of the Plains Cree chief who challenged Canadian authorities and became a warrior of legend.When Big Bear was young, in the first half of the nineteenth century, he overcame smallpox and other hardships—and eventually followed in the footsteps of his father, Black Powder, engaging in warfare against the Blackfoot. The time would come for him to draw on these experiences and step into a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Legends of the Nahanni Valley

    by Hammerson Peters

    A non-fiction exploring some of Northern Canada's greatest forgotten mysteries- the stories and legends surrounding the watershed of the South Nahanni River..Deep in the heart of the Canadian North lies a mysterious valley shrouded in legend. Lured by tales of lost gold, prospectors who enter it tend to lose their heads or vanish without a trace. Some say that the valley is cursed- haunted by an ... Read more

    $7.59 USD

  • The Last Spike

    The Great Railway, 1881-1885

    by Pierre Berton

    In the four years between 1881 and 1885, Canada was forged into one nation by the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Last Spike reconstructs the incredible story of how some 2,000 miles of steel crossed the continent in just five years — exactly half the time stipulated in the contract. Pierre Berton recreates the adventures that were part of this vast undertaking: the railway on the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Disappeared: Stories from the Coast of Newfoundland

    by Eric Colbourne

    In Disappeared Eric Colbourne takes us on a fascinating journey through the history, folklore, and customs of a Newfoundland island outport. His sweep is broad encompassing chapters on home remedies, schooling, tragedy and adventure, and the battle fronts of the First World War. What unites these pages is a love of place and people and the truly impressive craft of the writing. ... Read more

    $3.00 USD

  • The Never-Ending Present

    The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip

    by Michael Barclay

    The #1 National BestsellerShortlisted for the 2019 Speaker’s Book AwardNominated for the 2019 Heritage Toronto Book Award“Barclay combines his admiration of the band with his knowledge of the music industry to make a clever, touching, and very informative book that may well be the definitive work on an important piece of Canadian pop culture.” — Publishersweekly.com, starred reviewTh... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Complete Anne of Green Gables Collection

    by Lucy Maud Montgomery and 1 more

    This book contains several HTML tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. Here you will find the Anne of Green ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Mad Trapper: Unearthing a Mystery

    Unearthing a Mystery

    by Barbara Smith

    When Albert Johnson, the Mad Trapper of Rat River, was gunned down in February 1932, he went to his death without anyone knowing who he really was—most people believed the name "Albert Johnson" was an alias. He'd eluded a well-organized, well-equipped posse for seven weeks, surviving solely on wits and determination in the bitter cold of a Canadian Arctic winter. Some 75 years later, he was being ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Bear Child: The Life and Times of Jerry Potts

    The Life and Times of Jerry Potts

    by Rodger D. Touchie

    The West was a lawless domain when Jerry Potts was born into the Upper Missouri fur trade in 1838. The son of a Scottish father and a Blood mother, he was given the name Bear Child by his Blood tribe for his bravery and tenacity while he was still a teen. In 1874, when the North West Mounted Police first marched west and sat lost and starving near the Canada-U.S. border, it was Potts who led them ... Read more

    $8.09 USD