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Born with a Copper Spoon

Over the past two centuries, industrial societies have demanded ever-increasing quantities of copper – essential for light, power, and communication. Born with a Copper Spoon examines how the metal has ...

The Typewriter Century

With quirky charm, Lyons captures the intensity of the relationship between writers and their typewriters from the 1880s, when the machine was first commercialized, to the 1980s, when word-processing ...

Nation Builders and Enemy Aliens

This book explores how Germans have experienced Canada and how Canada has experienced Germans over the course of four centuries. It is the first comprehensive inquiry into the immigration, integration, ...

The Raftsmen

By (author) Ryan Barnett
Illustrated by Dmitry Bondarenko
Categories: General and world history

In The Raftsmen, author and documentary filmmaker Ryan Barnett takes readers on an astonishing maritime adventure set in the aftermath of World War II. For four French expatriates who escaped the clutches ...


Fox moves on quick and elegant feet through the terror and exhilaration of Winnipeg’s 1919 General Strike, the most turbulent period of the city’s history. In a novel of remarkably vivid, kinetic ...

Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History

Arthur J. Ray is professor emeritus of history at the University of British Columbia and the author of Telling It to the Judge: Taking Native History to Court.

In Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making ...

Gold Rush!

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Ruée vers l’or ! Eldorado en Colombie-Britannique

Some say that Western Canada began with the railway. In fact, it began with a gold rush. Relive the tumultuous ...

Seven Oaks Reader, The

By (author) Myrna Kostash
Categories: General and world history

Award-winning nonfiction writer Myrna Kostash is the author of 10 books, including All of Baba’s Children and The Doomed Bridegroom. In 2010, she received the Writers Trust of Canada Matt Cohen Award ...

Disarming Conflict

“A masterpiece highly recommended to commanders-in-chief, diplomats, and peacemakers. ” – Ambassador Bethuel A Kiplagat

Wars fought over the past quarter century have been a spectacular failure. ...

Ink Against the Devil

By (author) Harry Loewen
Categories: History of religion

“One of the most fascinating books on Luther and the Reformation period to come along in some time. ” –P. E. Blosser, CHOICE

Sixteenth-century Reformation Europe was a tumultuous time during which ...