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Carleton Library #205: Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism
Carleton Library #205: Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism
by George Grant
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Canadians have relatively few binding national myths, but one of the most pervasive and enduring is the conviction that the country is doomed. In 1965 George Grant passionately defended Canadian identity by asking fundamental questions about the meaning... (read more)

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A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape
A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape
by Candace Savage
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•Finalist, Hilary Weston Writers Trust Prize for Non-Fiction When Candace Savage and her partner buy a house in the romantic little town of Eastend, she has no idea what awaits her. At first she enjoys exploring the area around their new home... (read more)

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Village of the Small Houses: A Memoir of Sorts
Village of the Small Houses: A Memoir of Sorts
by Ian Ferguson
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In 1959, just one step ahead of the law, Ian Ferguson's parents left the sophisticated big-city life of Edmonton for Fort Vermilion — once a fur-trapping frontier town, now a remote aboriginal settlement in northernmost Alberta. There, Ian and his... (read more)

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Canadian Studies in the New Millennium
Canadian Studies in the New Millennium
by Patrick James
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The field of Canadian Studies is a growing discipline, particularly in the United States. This introductory text offers a thorough and accessible approach to Canadian Studies through comparative analyses of Canada and the United States, their histories... (read more)

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Isaac Brock (Quest Library)
Isaac Brock (Quest Library)
by Ven Begamudrae
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Killed by a sharpshooter at the Battle of Queenston Heights, Isaac Brock is revered as a fallen hero and the saviour of Upper Canada in the War of 1812. But he did much more. From a daring swim off the Channel Island of Guernsey to a fantastical duel in... (read more)

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Slumach's Gold: In Search of a Legend
Slumach's Gold: In Search of a Legend
by Rick Antonson
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Slumach's Gold was a Canadian bestseller when it was first published in 1972. This 35th-anniversary edition greatly expands the original, bringing new research, fascinating updates and fresh insights.Slumach's Gold chronicles what is possibly Canada's... (read more)

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Secrets of the Lakes Stories From the History of Lake Simcoe & Lake Couchiching
Secrets of the Lakes Stories From the History of Lake Simcoe & Lake Couchiching
by Monica Frim
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This collection of stories and photographs traces the fascinating history of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. A popular destination for cottagers and pleasure-seekers today, these lakes were once part of the essential inland waterway that opened up the... (read more)

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Victoria: A History in Photographs
Victoria: A History in Photographs
by Peter Grant
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James Douglas described Victoria as a perfect Eden when the Hudson's Bay Company first set up its trade depot in what was then Fort Victoria. A few years later, more than 30,000 miners arrived, hoping to find their own Eden in a rich gold strike that set... (read more)

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British Columbia: An Illustrated History
British Columbia: An Illustrated History
by Geoffrey Molyneux
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-161) and index.... (read more)

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The Longer I'm Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006-
The Longer I'm Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006-
by Paul Wells
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The definitive portrait of Stephen Harper in power--and of the impact his government is having on Canada--by this country's most trenchant, influential and surprising political commentator. Stephen Harper is on his way to becoming one of Canada's most... (read more)

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Alberta (Canada)
Alberta (Canada)
by Whitecap Books
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Portraying the diversity of Canada's geography through stunning color photographs, this series expands to include two new titles. Banff is the undisputed capital of the Canadian Rockies, with over 2,500 square miles of mountains, valleys, glaciers... (read more)

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A Brief History of Canada
A Brief History of Canada
by Roger Riendeau
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Explains forces that have driven Canada's development over the last 400 years, in an attempt to motivate Canadian and non-Canadian readers to become more interested in Canada and to appreciate its complexities and subtleties. Material is organized in... (read more)

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Island in the Creek
Island in the Creek
by Catherine Gourley
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Vancouver's Granville Island complex rates the status of a genuine urban redevelopment wonder on several counts: it is an old industrial eyesore which has become one of Vancouver's most popular tourist attractions; it is a consciously planned "people... (read more)

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Women in the Canadian Academic Tundra: Challenging the Chill
Women in the Canadian Academic Tundra: Challenging the Chill
by Elena Hannah
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Recently we have seen a heightened awareness of the unequal treatment of women in the academic community in general and, in particular, of how part-time, sessional, and contract positions are being used to exploit academics. Women in the Canadian... (read more)

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British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas
British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas
by Derek Hayes
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A colourful and wide-ranging history of Canada's most western province illustrated with over nine hundred contemporary maps British Columbia was among the last temperate places on Earth to appear on the map of the world, a function of its position-remote... (read more)

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A Nation Worth Ranting about
A Nation Worth Ranting about
by Rick Mercer
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An all-new collection of furiously funny rants from the most recent seasons of the Rick Mercer Report plus three brilliantly written, previously unpublished pieces by Rick. Illustrated throughout with photos and snatches of dialogue from Rick’s... (read more)

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How Ottawa Spends, 2004-2005: Mandate Change and Continuity in the Paul Martin Era (How Ottawa Spends)
How Ottawa Spends, 2004-2005: Mandate Change and Continuity in the Paul Martin Era (How Ottawa Spends)
by G Bruce Doern
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The twenty-fifth edition of How Ottawa Spends assesses the priorities, initial spending, and policy initiatives of the new Paul Martin era. Writing in the context of the Liberal Party's internal regime change and the formation of a new Conservative Party,... (read more)

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John Franklin (Quest Library)
John Franklin (Quest Library)
by John Wilson
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John Franklin explored and charted Canada's arctic seacoast in 1819-1822, 1825-27, and 1845. On the first expedition he nearly starved and on the third he died. None of his men survived the third expedition, but the search for clues to their fate helped... (read more)

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Fish Into Wine: The Newfoundland Plantation in the Seventeenth Century
Fish Into Wine: The Newfoundland Plantation in the Seventeenth Century
by Peter Edward Pope
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"[A] penetrating . . . conjectural mixture of history, geography, economics, anthropology, and international relations." — Choice "Impressively researched and methodologically eclectic. . . . An ambitious, complex, and thought-provoking study that... (read more)

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The Illustrated History of Canada
The Illustrated History of Canada
by Craig Brown
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The Illustrated History of Canada, is the first comprehensive look at one of America's closest allies, our neighbor to the north. It is a must reference for all Americans interested in the history-and the future- of Canada .... (read more)

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