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Like Them That Dream

by Brownwyn Elsmore Oratia Books (April 30, 2012)

The arrival of European missionaries in New Zealand had an immeasurable impact on Maori society. Like Them That Dream tells the intriguing story of early interaction between Maori and missionary, leading to...


Waka Taua

by Jeff Evans Libro International (April 30, 2012)

A Maori war canoe being paddled at full speed makes an awesome sight. Thanks to a renaissance in canoe building, more and more New Zealanders now have the chance to witness the traditional waka taua. Waka Taua...


The Treaty of Waitangi

by Ross Calman Oratia Books (January 31, 2012)

The Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of New Zealand, a subject of endless discussion and controversy, and is at the centre of many of this nation’s major events, including the annual Waitangi Day...


Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand

by Jeff Evans Oratia Books (August 01, 2011)

The Polynesian navigator Kupe is credited with the discovery of the land his expedition named Aotearoa, land of the long white cloud. How did he and the many canoes that followed find their way without modern...


Wiremu Pere

by Joseph Te Kani Pere Libro International (November 02, 2010)

Wiremu Pere (Wi Pere) lived from 1837 to 1915, leading his tribes of Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga a Mahaki through some of the most turbulent chapters of New Zealand history. He stood resolute against colonialism...


Hustlers, Rogues and Bubble Boys

by Graeme Hunt Libro International (April 30, 2012)

'White-collar-crime' is a term that only recently came into use in New Zealand. But as Graeme Hunt illustrates in this highly readable book, sharp practice and outright cons have been part of New Zealand's society...


Mana from Heaven: A Century of Maori Prophets in New Zealand

by Brownwyn Elsmore Libro International (September 30, 2012)

An insight into those who were labelled prophets in the first century of settlrs in New Zealand and the influence they had on the cultural landscape.


Pukaki - a comet returns

by Paul Tapsell Libro International (December 21, 2012)

Exploring the legacy of Pukaki, the ancestral father of Ngati Whakaue, a hapu (sub-tribe) of Te Arawa of Rotorua, this text also relates the history of the carving of Pukaki that featured in the Te Maori exhibition,...


Nga Waka o Nehera

by Jeff Evans Oratia Books (November 05, 2014)

Finally back in print after more than twelve years, this is the essential reference work to the traditions of Maori canoes that voyaged to New Zealand – including lists of the waka, names of crew members and...


QUEBEC, Birthplace of New France

by David Mendel & Luc-Antoine Couturier Éditions Sylvain Harvey (April 03, 2012)

Quebec, founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, became the capital of New France in 1663. This fortress city and inland seaport served as a crucial control point, linking the Atlantic World with the vast network...


Opium

by Donald Wigal Parkstone International (February 15, 2014)

Opium, once used for ritual purposes, is a substance which dulls pain and offers access to an artificial world, and has long been idealized by artists and markets. Baudelaire, Picasso, and Dickens were all inspired...


Historic Maritime Maps

by Donald Wigal Parkstone International (August 03, 2015)

In the Middle Ages, navigation relied upon a delicate balance between art and science. Whilst respecting the customs and the precautions of their forbearers, sailors had to count on their knowledge of the stars,...


Illuminated Manuscripts

by Tamara Woronowa & Andrej Sterligow Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Those who have had the chance to hold a medieval manuscript in their hands cannot fail to have been impressed by the feeling of being in touch with a long-passed epoch. Back when a book was a true handicraft...


Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

by Robin Philpot Baraka Books (November 27, 2013)

The book comprises three parts. The first part addresses the little-discussed but crucial events preceding the assassination of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali...


Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers

by Jim Dann, Tracy Sugarman & John Harris Baraka Books (August 30, 2013)

In June 1964, courageous young civil rights workers risked their lives in the face of violence, intimidation, illegal arrests, and racism to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi,...


Dying to Live

by Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga, Casey Roberts & Phil Taylor Baraka Books (May 15, 2013)

Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga was a history teacher in Kigali when he was forced to flee to the neighbouring Congo (Zaïre) with his wife and three children. Thus began a harrowing five-year voyage of 9781926824789...


The History of Montréal

by Paul-André Linteau & Peter McCambridge Baraka Books (March 25, 2013)

Professor Paul-André Linteau tells the fascinating story of Montreal from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century, from the Iroquoian community of Hochelaga to the bustling economic metropolis that Montreal...


Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers

by Jim Dann, Tracy Sugarman & John Harris Baraka Books (August 30, 2013)

In June 1964, courageous young civil rights workers risked their lives in the face of violence, intimidation, illegal arrests, and racism to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi,...


Why No Confederate Statues in Mexico

by Ishmael Reed Baraka Books (October 23, 2019)

The Civil War divides the United States. Millions, including the president, wish to maintain monuments to generals like Robert E. Lee. Referred to as "Knights" in Gone with the Wind," some generals earned their...


Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

by Robin Philpot Baraka Books (November 27, 2013)

The book comprises three parts. The first part addresses the little-discussed but crucial events preceding the assassination of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali...


People's History of Quebec, A

by Jacques Lacoursière & Robin Philpot Baraka Books (October 24, 2011)

This lively guide to Quebec history tells the fascinating story of the settlement of the St. Lawrence River Valley over nearly 500 years. But it also tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders...


Riot that Never Was, The

by James Jackson Baraka Books (October 24, 2011)

A fascinating, methodical investigation into a little-known tragedy shows that truth can prevail even 180 years after the fact.In this "whodunit," James Jackson is a one-man investigative commission. He meticulously...


Soldiers for Sale

by Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy, Virginia Easley DeMarce & Marcel Trudel Baraka Books (February 16, 2012)

The British Army that fought the American Revolutionaries was in fact an Anglo-German army. The British Crown had doubts about the willingness of English soldiers to fight against other English-speaking people...


Inuit and Whalers on Baffin Island Through German Eyes

by Ludwig Müller-Wille, Bernd Gieseking & William Barr Baraka Books (February 15, 2012)

Wilhelm Weike, a 23-year old handyman from Minden/Germany, accidentally found himself spending the year of 1883-84 among Inuit and wintering with whalers on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. The fledgling...


The History of Montréal

by Paul-André Linteau & Peter McCambridge Baraka Books (April 01, 2013)

Professor Paul-André Linteau tells the fascinating story of Montreal from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century, from the Iroquoian community of Hochelaga to the bustling economic metropolis that Montreal...


Songs Upon the Rivers

by Robert Foxcurran, Michel Bouchard & Sébastien Malette Baraka Books (October 05, 2016)

Long before the Davie Crockets, the Daniel Boones and Jim Bridgers, the French had pushed far west and north establishing trade and kin networks across the continent. They founded settlements that would become...


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 to...


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...


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...


Bombardier Abroad

by David P. Thomas Fernwood Publishing (October 10, 2018)

In Bombardier Abroad, Thomas examines several cases of the Canadian aerospace giant's work in the high-speed rail sector in South Africa, China/Tibet, and Israel/Palestine and argues that these projects are...


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 to...


Montreal, City of Secrets

by Barry Sheehy & Cindy Wallace Baraka Books (April 02, 2020)

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 to...


Eisenhower

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

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

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Dwight D. Eisenhower. In...


Georges Lemaître

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

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

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the work of Georges Lemaître....


Vasco da Gama

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

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

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the maritime voyages of Vasco da...


The Hundred Years' War

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

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

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Hundred Years' War....


A Nation and Not a Rabble

by Diarmaid Ferriter Abrams Press (February 20, 2017)

Renowned Irish historian Diarmaid Ferriter presents a fresh look at the Irish revolutionary period from 1913-1923, drawing from newly available historical sources as well as the testimonies of the people who...


A Modern Plutarch

by Robert Lloyd George Abrams Press (October 17, 2016)

One of the most significant and enduring texts to have survived from Ancient Greece is Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, written by Plutarch in the first century AD. In the work, the man known as the "Father...


A Few Bloody Noses

by Robert Harvey Abrams Press (May 21, 2002)

The ensuing uprising led to the creation of the United States, the most powerful country in the modern world. Robert Harvey, whose most recent book Liberators was brilliantly reviewed on both sides of the ocean,...


Why No Confederate Statues in Mexico

by Ishmael Reed Baraka Books (October 23, 2019)

The Civil War divides the United States. Millions, including the president, wish to maintain monuments to generals like Robert E. Lee. Referred to as "Knights" in Gone with the Wind," some generals earned their...


Tito

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (November 25, 2018)

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

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


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 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...