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Through the Mill

by Gail Cuthbert Brandt Baraka Books (October 29, 2018)

Girls and women were essential to industrialization in Canada, particularly in the cotton textile industry, which was concentrated in Quebec. In 1891, for example, more than 2000 girls and women toiled in Quebec’s...


A Distinct Alien Race

by David Vermette Baraka Books (September 27, 2018)

Americans don’t think of Canada as a source of potential terrorists—speaking a foreign tongue, serving a foreign religion, and invading their country. But when a million French-Canadians crossed the border...


L’art de vivre selon Joe Beef

by Frederic Morin Parfum d’encre (October 09, 2018)

Le restaurant Joe Beef, dont la réputation n’est plus à faire, est au centre de la scène culinaire montréalaise et a contribué à faire rayonner la gastronomie de la ville à l’international depuis...


The Fall of the Berlin Wall

by 50 minutes 50Minutes.com (January 30, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Berlin Wall in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the fall of the Berlin Wall.When...


Marie Curie

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 30, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Marie Curie in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of Marie...


CHARLEVOIX, A Tradition of Hospitality

Let's Move On, Paul Okalik Speaks Out

by Paul Okalik & Louis McComber Baraka Books (March 27, 2018)

Paul Okalik was raised in Pangnirtung, a community that survived starvation, epidemics, eradication of its spiritual heritage, relocation, schooling in a foreign language, and confrontation with the Canadian...


Patriots, Traitors and Empires

by Stephen Gowans Baraka Books (March 27, 2018)

Patriots, Traitors and Empires is an account of modern Korean history, written from the point of view of those who fought to free Korea from the domination of foreign empires. It traces the history of Korea’s...


The Einstein File - New Updated Edition

by Fred Jerome, David Suzuki & Ajamu Baraka Baraka Books (March 23, 2018)

Einstein arrived in the United States in 1933, the year the Nazis rose to power in Germany. From that moment until he died in 1955, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI—with other agencies—feverishly collected “derogatory...


The Protestant Reformation

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (March 04, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Protestant Reformation in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Protestant...


The Construction of the European Union

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the European Union in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the development of the...


The Mayflower

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the story of the Mayflower in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the voyage of the Mayflower. In...


Andrew Jackson

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Andrew Jackson in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life, times and...


Saddam Hussein

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Saddam Hussein in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein....


The Beatles

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the career of the Beatles in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life, times and music of the...


Tutankhamun

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and legacy of Tutankhamun in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and legacy of...


The Vietnam War

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Vietnam War in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Vietnam War, a brutal conflict...


The Great Recession

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Understand the Great Recession in no time! Find out everything you need to know about this key moment in contemporary economic history with this practical and accessible guide.

The burst of the property bubble...


Princess Diana

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Princess Diana in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life of Diana, Princess of...


Nelson Mandela

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (January 03, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Nelson Mandela in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Nelson Mandela’s lifelong fight...


The United Nations

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (January 03, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the United Nations in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the history and principal...


The Ku Klux Klan

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (January 03, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the operations of the Ku Klux Klan in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Ku Klux Klan’s activity...


Franklin D. Roosevelt

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (January 03, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Franklin D. Roosevelt in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and...


Richmond, Now & Then

by Nick Fonda Baraka Books (September 11, 2017)

Some liken formal histories to four-lane highways. Nick Fonda answers with a meandering country road, quietly charming, with a human face. If all politics is local, so all history is local… and anecdotal....


Montreal, City of Secrets

by Barry Sheehy & Cindy Wallace Baraka Books (October 01, 2017)

Montreal hosted the Confederacy’s largest foreign secret service base during the Civil War. Montreal banks and other Canadian financial institutions held a million dollars or more in hard currency or gold...


Albert Einstein

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (August 10, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Albert Einstein in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and career of Albert...


Henry Ford

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 23, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Henry Ford in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and career of Henry Ford....


The Watergate Scandal

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 23, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Watergate scandal in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Watergate scandal....


The Trojan War

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 23, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Trojan War in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Trojan War. When Menelaus,...


John Locke

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 23, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the philosophy of John Locke in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of John Locke. Inspired by great...


Joan of Arc

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 23, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Joan of Arc in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Joan of Arc. As the Hundred Years’...


The Korean War

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (April 27, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Korean War in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Korean War. On 25 June 1950,...


Oliver Cromwell

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (April 27, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Oliver Cromwell in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life of Oliver Cromwell....


James Monroe

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (April 27, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of James Monroe in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and presidency of James...


Brussels

by François Janne d'Othée Nevicata (April 27, 2017)

Brussels fascinates and intrigues. How is it that this city — a hodgepodge where the worst atrocities of urban planning sit side by side with architectural jewels — can be so charming and seductive, to the...


Thomas Jefferson

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (March 15, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Thomas Jefferson in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson...


Stalin

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (March 15, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Stalin in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life of Joseph Stalin. Following the...


Bloody Sunday

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (March 15, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of Bloody Sunday in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Bloody Sunday. In January 1972,...


Winston Churchill

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Winston Churchill in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life of Winston Churchill....


Napoleon Bonaparte

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Napoleon Bonaparte in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Napoleon Bonaparte. In the...


Martin Luther King

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and political...


Theodore Roosevelt

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Theodore Roosevelt in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt...


Hiroshima

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events surrounding the bombing of Hiroshima in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the bombing...


Nixon

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the career of Richard Nixon in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and political career...


Magellan

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Ferdinand Magellan in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Ferdinand Magellan. In early...


Marie-Antoinette

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Marie-Antoinette in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and reign of Marie-Antoinette....


Margaret Thatcher

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Margaret Thatcher in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Margaret Thatcher. In the 1970s,...


The Crusades

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Crusades in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Crusades. In the 11th century,...


The Industrial Revolution

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Industrial Revolution in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Industrial Revolution....


Vladimir Lenin

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Vladimir Lenin in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Vladimir Lenin. Having seen his...