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Every Army Man Is with You: The Cadets Who Won the 1964 Army-Navy Game, Fought in Vietnam, and Came Home Forever Changed

by Nicolaus Mills Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This book by historian Nicolaus Mills links the biographies of players on the 1964 Army team from the time they spent on the field together to the years they spent stationed around the country and the world,...


River of Ink: [An Illustrated History of Literacy]

by Thomas Christensen Counterpoint (October 20, 2014)

Thomas Christensen’s previous title 1616: The World in Motion looked at a single year in the age of early maritime globalism--PW gave it a starred review, calling it “a stunning overview of the nascent modern...


Live at the Commodore: The Story of Vancouver's Historic Commodore Ballroom

by Aaron Chapman Arsenal Pulp Press (March 16, 2015)

The untold story of a rock’n’roll landmark in Vancouver that has hosted a who’s who of music greats.


Women Constructing Men: Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750D2000

by Katharina Rennhak, Sarah S. G. Frantz, Angela Laflen & Rainer Emig et al. Lexington Books (December 03, 2009)

Female novelists have always invested as much narrative energy in constructing their male characters as in envisioning their female. The collected articles in


Cities of Empire

by Tristram Hunt Henry Holt and Co. (November 25, 2014)

An original history of the most enduring colonial creation, the city, explored through ten portraits of powerful urban centers the British Empire left in its wake

At its peak, the British Empire was an urban...


Americans in Dissent: Thirteen Influential Social Critics of the Nineteenth Century

by Steven L. Piott Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Americans in Dissent is designed as a collection of biographical essays written for general readers and undergraduates that focuses on the topic of American dissent during the period from 1830 to 1890.


Inside the Museum - Fort York National Historic Site

by John Goddard Dundurn (June 11, 2014)

A special excerpt from the first book to gather in one place information about Toronto's heritage sites, the places where the early history of the city is preserved for future generations.


Inside the Museum - Spadina House

by John Goddard Dundurn (June 11, 2014)

A special excerpt from the first book to gather in one place information about Toronto's heritage sites, the places where the early history of the city is preserved for future generations.


Inside the Museum - Montgomery's Inn

by John Goddard Dundurn (June 11, 2014)

A special excerpt from the first book to gather in one place information about Toronto's heritage sites, the places where the early history of the city is preserved for future generations.


Inside the Museum - Colborne Lodge

by John Goddard Dundurn (June 11, 2014)

A special excerpt from the first book to gather in one place information about Toronto's heritage sites, the places where the early history of the city is preserved for future generations.


Inside the Museum - The Market Gallery

by John Goddard Dundurn (June 11, 2014)

A special excerpt from the first book to gather in one place information about Toronto's heritage sites, the places where the early history of the city is preserved for future generations.


Inside the Museum - The Grange

by John Goddard Dundurn (June 11, 2014)

A special excerpt from the first book to gather in one place information about Toronto's heritage sites, the places where the early history of the city is preserved for future generations.


Inside the Museum - Toronto's First Post Office

by John Goddard Dundurn (June 11, 2014)

A special excerpt from the first book to gather in one place information about Toronto's heritage sites, the places where the early history of the city is preserved for future generations.


Inside the Museum - Mackenzie House

by John Goddard Dundurn (June 11, 2014)

A special excerpt from the first book to gather in one place information about Toronto's heritage sites, the places where the early history of the city is preserved for future generations.


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.


Inside the Museum - Gibson House

by John Goddard Dundurn (June 11, 2014)

A special excerpt from the first book to gather in one place information about Toronto's heritage sites, the places where the early history of the city is preserved for future generations.


Inside the Museum - Campbell House

by John Goddard Dundurn (June 11, 2014)

A special excerpt from the first book to gather in one place information about Toronto's heritage sites, the places where the early history of the city is preserved for future generations.


Women of the World

by Helen McCarthy Bloomsbury Publishing (May 22, 2014)

Throughout the twentieth century and long before, hundreds of determined British women defied the social conventions of their day in order to seek adventure and influence on the world stage. Some became travellers...


Whitaker's Britain

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (September 26, 2013)

Whitaker's Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker's Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse...


The Little Wonder

by Robert Winder Bloomsbury Publishing (April 11, 2013)

John Wisden, at his peak known as 'The Little Wonder', was a key member of the England cricket team who in 1859 sailed across the Atlantic on the world's first overseas cricket tour. In 1864, after his retirement,...


In the Wake of the Plague

by Norman F. Cantor Simon & Schuster (October 14, 2014)

Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black...


Wheat Fields

by Joseph A. Byrne eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Wheat Fields is the story about the social trauma of change brought on by the introduction of the mobile combine harvester. On another level, the story is about the very meaning of life. Of particular interest...


A History of New York in 101 Objects

by Sam Roberts Simon & Schuster (September 23, 2014)

“Delightfully surprising….A portable virtual museum…an entertaining stroll through the history of one of the world’s great cities” (Kirkus Reviews), told through 101 distinctive objects that span the...


Ghosts

by Roger Clarke St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

"Roger Clarke tells this [the story that inspired Henry James' The Turn of the Screw] and many other gloriously weird stories with real verve, and also a kind of narrative...


Of Great Character

by Joseph A. Byrne eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Of Great Character is a social thriller. It demonstrates the principle that true greatness is often found in ordinary circumstances. The book uses the often thrilling events of the pea harvest to illustrate...


American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are

by Wade Graham HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

American Eden moves luminously through landscapes of history, literature, biography, and design theory. . . . fusing sharp-edged analysis and graceful American prose.” —Kevin Starr, author of Golden Gate:...


Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

by Heather Menzies New Society Publishers (April 28, 2014)

An engaging and intimate journey of personal and political discovery.


Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America From Settlement to the Civil War

by Julie Winch, Jacqueline M. Moore & Nina Mjagkij Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

In Between Slavery and Freedom, Julie Winch explores the complex world of those people of African birth or descent who occupied the “borderlands” between slavery and freedom in the 350 years from the founding...


The Life and Times of Francis Cabot Lowell, 1775-1817

by Chaim M. Rosenberg Lexington Books (December 16, 2010)

After the Revolutionary War, despite political independence, the United States still relied on other countries for manufactured goods. Francis Cabot Lowell, born in Massachusetts in 1775, was one of the principal...


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...


Victorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes

by Mary S. Hartman Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Riveting combination of true crime and social history examines a dozen famous cases, offering illuminating details of the accused women's backgrounds, deeds, and trials. "Vividly written, meticulously researched."...


Inside the Museums: Toronto's Heritage Sites and their Most Prized Objects

by John Goddard Dundurn (June 07, 2014)

Illuminates Toronto's early history through its small heritage museums and their prized objects. For the first time, it showcases the scattered historic homes and other buildings as a single community.


Bloodlust

by Russell Jacoby Free Press (April 05, 2011)

THROUGHOUT HISTORY AND ACROSS CULTURES, the most common form of violence is that between family members and neighbors or kindred communities—in civil wars writ large and small. From assault to genocide, from...


Supreme City

by Donald L. Miller Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Supreme City captures a vanished Gotham in all its bustle, gristle, and glory” (Vanity Fair). In the 1920s midtown Manhattan became the center of New York City, and the cultural and commercial capital of...


The African American Press in World War II: Toward Victory at Home and Abroad

by Paul Alkebulan Lexington Books (April 17, 2014)

The African American Press in World War II: Toward Victory at Home and Abroad thoroughly explores the diverse nature of the wartime African American press at home and its groundbreaking international coverage....


A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes

by Patrick M. Valentine Scarecrow Press (September 27, 2012)

A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes traces the roles of books and libraries throughout recorded history and explores their social and cultural importance within differing societies...


A Perfect Fit

by Jenna Weissman Joselit Henry Holt and Co. (April 29, 2014)

A striking and inventive social history of the role of clothing in the making of modern Americans.

While fashions of the rich and famous have been lushly chronicled, little attention has been paid to the meaning...


Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object

by Johannes Fabian & Matti Bunzl Columbia University Press (April 15, 2014)

Time and the Other is a classic work that upended the relationship between anthropologists and their subjects and reoriented the approach literary critics, philosophers, and historians took to the study of humankind....


The Fight for the Four Freedoms

by Harvey J. Kaye Simon & Schuster (April 08, 2014)

The fascinating story of Franklin Roosevelt, the Greatest Generation, and the freedoms they won, is a “stirring, heady dose of American history by a…progressive thinker” (Kirkus Reviews).

On January 6,...


The Dirt on Clean

by Katherine Ashenburg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, scraping the body with...


Her Brilliant Career

by Rachel Cooke Harper (December 02, 2014)

An exuberant group biography—"a splendidly various collection of 'brief lives' written with both gusto and sensitivity" (The Guardian)—that follows ten women in 1950s Britain whose pioneering lives paved...


Arctic Revolution: Social Change in the Northwest Territories, 1935-1994

by John David Hamilton Dundurn (September 01, 1994)

This path-breaking book offers some no-nonsense truth about northern development.


The Old Brewery Bay: A Leacockian Tale

by James A. "Pete" McGarvey Dundurn (January 10, 1994)

A personal account of the misadventures that preceded the opening of the Leacock home to the public in 1958.


Mount Pleasant Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

by Mike Filey Dundurn (June 01, 1999)

This illustrated guide includes descriptions of the monuments and horticultural features of Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


Toronto Sketches 9: "The Way We Were" Columns from the Toronto Sunday Sun

by Mike Filey Dundurn (April 01, 2006)

These are collections of Mike Filey's best work from his popular and long-running Toronto Sun column, "The Way We Were."


Toronto Sketches 4: The Way We Were

by Mike Filey Dundurn (September 01, 1995)

These are collections of Mike Filey's best work from his popular and long-running Toronto Sun column, "The Way We Were."


A Winnipeg Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were

by John David Hamilton & Bonnie Dickie Dundurn (October 01, 1998)

A Winnipeg Album is a pictorial impression of Winnipeg's colourful, dramatic, and relatively brief history, compiled and with commentary by John David Hamilton and Bonnie Dickie. Over 100 stunning black-and-white...


A Boy's Cottage Diary, 1904

by Fred Dickinson & Larry Turner Natural Heritage (June 30, 1996)

Fred Dickinson's diary opens a window on youth and the world of Ontario lakeside cottages at the beginning of the twentieth century.


Owen Sound: The Port City

by Paul White Natural Heritage (November 15, 2000)

Owen Sound begins with the Native Peoples of the area and moves through pioneer settlement to the creation of a city in north central Ontario.


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.