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Toronto: Biography of a City
Toronto: Biography of a City
by Allan Levine
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With the same eye for character, anecdote and circumstance that made Peter Ackroydand#8217;s London and Colin Jonesand#8217;s Paris so successful, Levineand#8217;s captivating prose integrates the sights, sounds and feel of Toronto with a broad... (read more)

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A Journey to the Northern Ocean: The Adventures of Samuel Hearne
A Journey to the Northern Ocean: The Adventures of Samuel Hearne
by Samuel Hearne
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Widely recognized as a classic of northern-exploration literature, A Journey to the Northern Ocean is Samuel Hearne's story of his three-year trek to seek a trade route across the Barrens in the Northwest Territories. Hearne was a superb reporter, from... (read more)

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Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy: A True Account of Life on the Last Great Cattle Frontier
Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy: A True Account of Life on the Last Great Cattle Frontier
by Richmond P. Hobson, Jr.
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Richmond P. Hobson Jr. (1907-1966) was born in Washington, DC, where he worked with pack outfits, survey crews, and construction gangs, saving, all the while, to buy a cattle ranch. He came to Canada after the stock market crash of the late 1920s. He and... (read more)

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One Man's Gold Rush: A Klondike Album
One Man's Gold Rush: A Klondike Album
by Murray Morgan
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When Eric A. Hegg rushed north to Alaska in 1897 he was a journeyman photographer, largely self-trained. He forced a sled load of photographic equipment across the coastal mountains in the dead of winter. He hiked out to the claims on Bonanza and... (read more)

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The Day the World Came To Town
The Day the World Came To Town
by Jim Defede
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This is the moving story of a community who opened its homes to more than 6,000 stranded airline passengers on 9/11/01. "The Day the World Came to Town" is a timeless and heartwarming account of the citizens of Gander, and the unexpected guests who were... (read more)

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Raincoast Chronicles #22: Raincoast Chronicles 22: Saving Salmon, Sailors and Souls: Stories of Service on the BC Coast
Raincoast Chronicles #22: Raincoast Chronicles 22: Saving Salmon, Sailors and Souls: Stories of Service on the BC Coast
by David R. (edt) Conn
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I was driving back at night from Fulford, having done a house call. There was a guy lying beside the road. He was big, but I was fairly strong at that time, so I put him in the car and got to the hospital, then phoned John to come and help me. The guy... (read more)

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Mrs. Mike
Mrs. Mike
by Nancy Freedman
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A classic tale that has enchanted millions of readers worldwide, Mrs. Mike brings the fierce, stunning landscape of the Great North to life—and masterfully evokes the tender, touching moments that bring a man and a woman together forever. Recently... (read more)

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Great & Noble Scheme the Tragic Story
Great & Noble Scheme the Tragic Story
by John Mack Faragher
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ON AUGUST 25, 1755, the New York Gazette printed a dispatch from the maritime province of Nova Scotia: We are now upon a great and noble Scheme of sending the neutral French out of this Province, who have always been our secret Enemies. ...If we Effect... (read more)

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Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace
Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace
by J. L. Granatstein
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The first edition of Canada's Army quickly became the definitive history of the Canadian army. The intervening years, though, have seen major changes to how Canadians think about their military, especially in the context of the Afghan War and increased... (read more)

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Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada from the Vikings to the Present
Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada from the Vikings to the Present
by Conrad Black
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CONRAD BLACK is the author of widely acclaimed biographies of Maurice Duplessis, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon. He was for many years the head of the Argus, Hollinger, and Telegraph Newspaper groups. Black is a financier, and a columnist in... (read more)

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Why Canadian Unity Matters
Why Canadian Unity Matters
by Charles F Doran
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Why is Canadian unity important to democratic pluralism worldwide? Democratic pluralism is the ability of different cultural and language communities to find representation under a single set of democratic institutions, however configured. Although... (read more)

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Mrs. Mike
Mrs. Mike
by Benedict Freedman
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Mrs. Mike is the love story of Katherine Mary O'Fallon, a young Irish girl from Boston, and Sergeant Mike Flannigan of the Canadian Mounted Police, who is a priest, doctor and magistrate to all in the great Canadian wilderness area under his supervision.... (read more)

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Forest Prairie Edge: Place History in Saskatchewan
Forest Prairie Edge: Place History in Saskatchewan
by Merle Massie
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 Saskatchewan is the anchor and epitome of the “prairie” provinces, even though half of the province is covered by boreal forest. The Canadian penchant for dividing this vast country into easily understood “regions” has reduced... (read more)

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Atlantic History: Concept and Contours
Atlantic History: Concept and Contours
by Bernard Bailyn
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Bernard Bailyn is a 2010 National Humanities Medal... (read more)

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Terrible Victory: First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign: September 13 - November 6, 1944
Terrible Victory: First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign: September 13 - November 6, 1944
by Mark Zuehlke
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Mark Zuehlke returns to his best-selling narratives of the Canadian army in World War II, with this account of the bloody liberation of western Holland, one of our finest, and most costly, military victories. In September 1944 nothing mattered more to... (read more)

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The West Beyond the West: A History of British Columbia, Third Edition
The West Beyond the West: A History of British Columbia, Third Edition
by Jean Barman
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British Columbia is regularly described in superlatives both positive and negative - most spectacular scenery, strangest politics, greatest environmental sensitivity, richest Aboriginal cultures, most aggressive resource exploitation, closest ties to... (read more)

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A Timeless Place: The Ontario Cottage
A Timeless Place: The Ontario Cottage
by Julia Harrison
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As Julia Harrison's first summer living in Ontario approached, she became aware of the culture of the cottage. While friends and family talked of nothing but languid afternoons on the dock and bartered for as many lakeside days as possible, Harrison... (read more)

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A Duffle Bag, Close Friends and Lots of Memories: The Photo Diary of Marion Swinton, Wrcns
A Duffle Bag, Close Friends and Lots of Memories: The Photo Diary of Marion Swinton, Wrcns
by Michelle Fowler
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The foundation of this photo diary was a scrapbook created by Marion Swinton, from Hamilton, Ontario. Although Marion passed away several years ago, a caring neighbour kept her well-preserved scrapbook of photographic and written memories. It was given... (read more)

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The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion Volume I (Large Print Edition)
The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion Volume I (Large Print Edition)
by John Charles Dent
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts... (read more)

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The Century That Made Us: Canada, 1814-1914
The Century That Made Us: Canada, 1814-1914
by George Woodcock
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A highly readable, informal study, this book explores the changing attitudes of Canadians that accompanied the many political, social, and technological developments in the hundred years between the War of 1812-14 and World War I. Illuminating the book... (read more)

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