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Chartier de Lotbinière sur tous les fronts (1723-1798)

La trajectoire de Michel Chartier de Lotbinière est spectaculaire. Entre sa naissance à Québec en 1723 et sa mort à New York en 1798, cet ingénieur de formation s’est fait soldat, astronome, explorateur, ...

François-Albert Angers

Animateur influent des réseaux intellectuels entre les années 1930 et 1980, militant dynamique associé au mouvement nationaliste et indépendantiste, et expert économique proche des milieux politiques, ...

Flora!

Flora Isabel MacDonald – politician, humanitarian, adventurer, and role model for a generation of women – was known across Canada and beyond simply as Flora. In her memoir, co-authored by award-winning ...

The Taste of Longing

By (author) Suzanne Evans
Categories: Second World War

Half a world away from her home on Manitoulin Island, Ethel Mulvany is starving in Singapore’s infamous Changi Prison, along with hundreds of other women jailed there as POWs during the Second World ...

Robert Bond

Elected to Newfoundland’s House of Assembly in 1882, Robert Bond served as a member of government and opposition—and notably as prime minister—in an era filled with challenges that still resonate ...

Almost Feral

On July 2, 2015, influential social activist Gemma Hickey began a 908-kilometre walk across Newfoundland to raise awareness and funds for survivors of religious institutional abuse. Almost Feral celebrates ...

Holocaust to Resistance, My Journey

Born to Jewish parents in Paris in 1941, Suzanne was hidden from the Nazis on a farm in rural France. Alone after the war, she lived in Communist-run orphanages, where she gained a belief in peace and ...

A Forgotten Hero

In one of the most amazing rescues of WWII, the Swedish head of the Red Cross rescued more than 30,000 people from concentration camps in the last three months of the war. Folke Bernadotte did so by negotiating ...

Lieutenant Governors of British Columbia, The

By (author) Jenny Clayton
Foreword by Janet Austin
Categories: History of the Americas

Chronologically arranged and rich with photographs, this work by historian Jenny Clayton paints a vivid picture of the lives of BC’s first 29 Lieutenant Governors, offering a unique perspective on the ...

The Embattled General

Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Turner (1871-1961) was a capable but controversial Canadian general who played a critical role in the development of the Canadian Corps up to 1917 and contributed significantly ...