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Toronto Neighbourhoods 7-Book Bundle: A City in the Making / Unbuilt Toronto / Unbuilt Toronto 2 / Leaside / Opportunity Road / Willowdale / The Yonge

by Mark Osbaldeston, F.R. (Hamish) Berchem, Frederick H. Armstrong & Scott Kennedy et al. Dundurn (March 14, 2014)

Local history buffs and urban historians will delight in this collection of books that examine the history and development (and plans that never came to be) of Canada's largest city.

Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North

by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail Dundurn (September 10, 2014)

With historical research and rare interviews, explore the highs and lows of aviation north of the 60th parallel. This journey takes readers from hot air balloons above the Klondike gold fields, to international...

Reluctant Pioneer: How I Survived Five Years in the Canadian Bush

by Thomas Osborne & Roy Macgregor A J. Patrick Boyer Book (April 29, 2013)

In the 1870s in Ontario's Muskoka, teenager Thomas Osborne endured starvation, freezing, accidents with axes and boats, and narrow escapes from wolves and bears. Decades later, after moving to the United States,...

The Canadian Federal Election of 2008

by Jon H. Pammett & Christopher Dornan Dundurn (April 27, 2009)

The Canadian Federal Election of 2008 is a comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the campaign and election.

Whisky and Ice: The Saga of Ben Kerr, Canada's Most Daring Rumrunner

by C.W. Hunt Dundurn (July 26, 1996)

During the 1920s, Ben Kerr was known as the "King of the Rumrunners" and was put at the top of the most wanted list by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Vancouver Was Awesome: A Curious Pictorial History

by Lani Russwurm & Bob Kronbauer Arsenal Pulp Press (February 17, 2014)

A vivid and eccentric photographic homage to Vancouver’s past.

Blue Thunder: The Truth About Conservatives from Macdonald to Harper

by Bob Plamondon eBookIt.com (November 25, 2013)

An unparalleled portrait of the Conservative Party and each of its nineteen leaders, Blue Thunder rollicks through 141 years of Canadian Conservative leadership.

A sprawling, page-turning exposé, Blue Thunder...

Alice Munro

by Brenda Pfaus Dundurn (January 01, 1984)

In Alice Munro, Brenda Pfaus provides a unique and intriguing look at one of Canada's greatest living writers.

Metal on Ice: Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes

by Sean Kelly Dundurn (August 26, 2013)

Canada has produced many successful proponents of the genre known as heavy metal. Drawing on interviews with the original artists of the 1980s, this book provides a new perspective on the dreams of musicians...

The Truth about Trudeau

by Bob Plamondon eBookIt.com (May 15, 2013)

Finally, after over 30 years of hagiographies, comes a book that sets the record straight and tells us the truth about Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

In this unprecedented and meticulously researched sweep of the record,...

Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been

by Mark Osbaldeston Dundurn (October 27, 2008)

Unbuilt Toronto explores the failed architectural dreams of Toronto, delving into unfulfilled and largely forgotten visions for grand public buildings, landmark skyscrapers, roads and highways, transit systems,...


by Richard Gwyn Skyhorse (February 17, 2015)

The extraordinary life of Joey Smallwood is the stuff of fictionliterally: Wayne Johnston's acclaimed novel, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, draws heavily on this definitive biography. And no wonder! Set against...

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...

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...

O Canada

by Edmund Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2019)

The esteemed American literary critic Edmund Wilson in depth study of Canadian literature, O Canada.

O Canada is made up of studies of Canadian writers and books, mostly contemporary. It represents perhaps the...

Bear Flag Rising

by Dale L. Walker Forge Books (April 30, 2000)

Dale L. Walker, historian and author of Legends and Lies: Great Mysteries of the American West, takes on the conquest of California in this vivid portrait of America's manifest destiny.

Bear Flag Rising traces...


by Dale L. Walker Forge Books (December 07, 2003)

"Gold! Gold on the American River!"

This declaration, shouted in the streets of San Francisco in the spring of 1848, electrified the nation, and its echo was heard in the farthest corners of the globe. In the...

The Boys of '98

by Dale L. Walker Forge Books (October 06, 1999)

Spur Award winning author Dale Walker tells the colourful story of Americas most memorable fighting force, the volunteer cavalry known as the Rough Riders. From its members, and their slapdash training in Texas...

The Conquest of Canada (Vol.2)

by George Warburton Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 09, 2019)

-The Conquest of Canada (Vol.2)-“One of the most momentous political questions that has ever yet moved the human race was decided in the Canadian war. When a few English and French emigrants first landed among...

The Conquest of Canada (Vol.1)

by George Warburton Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 09, 2019)

The Conquest and History of Canada. “England and France started in a fair race for the magnificent prize of supremacy in America. The advantages and difficulties of each were much alike, but the systems by...

Titans of '72: Team Canada's Summit Series Heroes

by Mike Leonetti, Roy Macgregor & Harold Barkley Dundurn (August 20, 2012)

Phil Esposito, Ken Dryden, Frank Mahovlich, Yvan Cournoyer, Bobby Clarke -- these are some of the Team Canada hockey heroes who struggled to defeat the Soviet Union in the September 1972 Summit Series. Here...

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...

Surplus People

by Jim Rees The Collins Press (March 04, 2014)

The Great Famine in Ireland was a catastrophe of immense proportions. Eviction, emigration and death from starvation were widespread. Landlords, eager to dispose of ‘surplus’ tenants, engaged in ‘assisted...

Not in My Father's Footsteps

by Terrence Rundle West Burnstown Publishing House (April 04, 2011)

It’s the 1930s. In Montreal, tensions are running high. French vs. English. Jew vs. Christian. Have vs. have-not. The city is swirling with unrest. From Outremont to St. Urbain Street, people are struggling...


by Col. Hugh Clark, Mary Clark & Daniel Crack Kinetics Design - kdbooks.ca (October 10, 2017)

Colonel Hugh Clark was born on May 6th, 1867 on a farm on the Tenth Concession north of Kincardine, Ontario. He was a schoolteacher, a newspaperman, Lieutenant Colonel in the 32nd Bruce Regiment, and both a...

Seeing Reds: The Red Scare of 1918-1919: Canada's First War on Terror

by Daniel Francis Arsenal Pulp Press (May 10, 2011)

A turbulent and controversial period in Canada’s history with ramifications for today’s war on terror.

Don't Forget Maude

by Catherine Kenney Wilcoxson, Christopher P.E. Wilcoxson & Paul W Wilcoxson Watt Light Publishing Company (May 19, 2017)

All choices, good ones and bad, create change. Not unlike a

ripple in a pond, the choices often have unforeseen and farreaching

effects, even beyond distant spans of time. The

kinAll choices, good ones and bad,...

Blood, Sweat and Fear

by Eve Lazarus Arsenal Pulp Press (October 23, 2017)

Heralded internationally as "Canada's Sherlock Holmes," John Vance was an innovative and groundbreaking forensic investigator. Over 42 years beginning in the 1930s, Vance helped police detectives in British...

The Divine

by Michel Marc Bouchard & Linda Gaboriau Talonbooks (October 05, 2015)

Quebec City, 1908. Two priests-to-be are ordered to deliver a letter to a controversial visitor to their city: the legendary French actress, Sarah Bernhardt.']

As part of her long career, Bernhardt – known...

Cold Case Vancouver

by Eve Lazarus Arsenal Pulp Press (May 16, 2016)

Cold Case Vancouver delves into fifty years of some of Vancouver's most baffling unsolved murders. In 1953, two little boys were found murdered in the city's storied Stanley Park, and who remain unidentified...

Border Cities Powerhouse: 1901-1945

by Patrick Brode Biblioasis (June 06, 2017)

This is the first comprehensive history of the Border Cities area during its formative period in the first half of the 20th Century. The story of Windsor’s emergence during this period is largely one of confrontation...

RMS Segwun: Queen of Muskoka

by Andrew Hind & Maria Da Silva Natural Heritage (April 02, 2012)

Built as a paddlewheeler in 1887, the Royal Mail Ship Segwun, a Muskoka icon, saw her initial career suspended in the 1950s when the ship ceased operations. Fortunately, the ship began a new life in 1974 when...

Sin City North

by Holly M. Karibo The University of North Carolina Press (August 31, 2015)

The early decades of the twentieth century sparked the Detroit-Windsor region's ascendancy as the busiest crossing point between Canada and the United States, setting the stage for socioeconomic developments...

They Desire a Better Country/Ils désirent une patrie meilleure

by Lawrence Scanlan Figure 1 Publishing (February 08, 2017)

Twice a year, in summer and in winter, appointments to the Order of Canada are posted in newspapers across the country. The range of professions represented are often dizzying, but there are common themes in...

Ten Decisions

by Larry D. Rose Dundurn (October 21, 2017)

The ten crucial military and political calls that changed the course of the Second World War.

In the Second World War, Canada faced desperate times. Tough decisions had to be made that could have meant life or...

The Toronto Maple Leafs

by Eric Zweig Dundurn (October 28, 2017)

A complete history of the Toronto Maple Leafs, as told by the players, coaches, and fans.

On December 19, 1917, the Toronto St. Patricks took to the ice for the first NHL game ever played. Over the next hundred...

Embattled Nation

by Patrice Dutil & David MacKenzie Dundurn (October 07, 2017)

Embattled Nation explores Canada’s tumultuous wartime election of 1917 and the people and issues that made it a pivotal moment in Canadian history.

Embattled Nation explores the drama of Canada’s tumultuous...

Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory ¿ June 6, 1944

by Mark Zuehlke Douglas & McIntyre (July 01, 2009)

On June 6, 1944, the greatest armada in history stood off Normandy and the largest amphibious invasion ever began as 107,000 men aboard 6,000 ships pressed toward the coast. Among them were 14,500 Canadians,...

Now You Know Canada

by Doug Lennox Dundurn (June 03, 2017)

  • All-Canadian trivia book from Doug Lennox’s extensive Now You Know series
  • The Now You Know series is beloved across Canada, having sold over 240,000 copies, and the first book in the series, Now You Know,...

Charlie Red Star

by Grant Cameron Dundurn (August 12, 2017)

  • Explores Canada’s largest and longest spate of UFO sightings, in southern Manitoba in 1975
  • Author was there at the time giving nightly tours to witness the unexplained events
  • Offers a theory that nuclear...

Is Canada Even Real?

by J.C. Villamere Dundurn (May 06, 2017)

  • A quirky, lowbrow look at all the things we Canadians secretly cherish and/or furiously deny
  • Addresses Canada’s international reputation as a country that’s just a little too good to be true
  • Author also...

The Mariposa Folk Festival

by Michael Hill Dundurn (May 06, 2017)

A history of the Mariposa Folk Festival, from its humble roots in Orillia in 1961 to international acclaim and legendary status as a premier folk-music gathering.

Mariposa began in the heyday of the early sixties...

Drop Dead

by Lorna Poplak Dundurn (July 29, 2017)

  • The history of hanging in Canada is jam-packed with fascinating stories and colourful personalities including Thomas D’Arcy McGee, the only federal politician ever assassinated in Canada; Louis Riel, hanged...

Don Mills

by Scott Kennedy Dundurn (February 18, 2017)

  • A colourful local history that ties Toronto’s pioneer roots to its modern form, including an inside look at numerous historic structures to discover
  • Learn how the Evergreen Brick Works, an internationally...

Canadians with Custer

by Mary Thomas Dundurn (July 16, 2012)

When Lieutenant-Colonel George Armstrong Custer made his last stand in the battle at Little Bighorn River in 1876, there were 17 Canadians with the U.S. 7th Cavalry at the scene. Some had been in the Civil War,...

Adventures in the West: Henry Halpin, Fur Trader and Indian Agent

by David R. Elliott Dundurn (September 08, 2008)

The previously unpublished manuscript of Henry Halpin: long-time associate of the fur trade and Canada's Native Peoples, employee of the Hudson's Bay Company, and Indian agent from 1885 to 1901.

Whatever Happened to Mary Janeway?: A Home Child Story

by Mary Pettit Natural Heritage (June 11, 2012)

Mary Janeway, a home child, runs away from her farm placement near Innerkip, Ontario, grows into adulthood, and despite her difficult childhood and tragedies as an adult, ultimately comes to terms with life...

Raw Life: Cameos of 1890s Justice from a Magistrate's Bench Book

by J. Patrick Boyer, Roy McMurtry & Edward L. Greenspan Dundurn (June 30, 2012)

In publishing the human stories behind the late-19th-century cases of Magistrate James Boyer in Bracebridge, Ontario, and Muskoka, his great-grandson J. Patrick Boyer shows that Canadian society hasn't changed...

Quarriers Story: One Man's Vision That Gave 7,000 Children a New Life in Canada

by Anna Magnusson Dundurn (September 01, 2006)

Between 1872 and 1933, William Quarrier sent thousands of destitute children from Glasgow's slums to Canada, where they often faced hard labour and loneliness.

Sailing Seven Seas: A History of the Canadian Pacific Line

by Peter Pigott Dundurn (November 18, 2010)

With a witty and informative style, Pigott evokes not only the nostalgic heyday of ocean travel but reveals a slice of almost-forgotten Canadiana in this study of the Canadian Pacific Line. From the stifling...