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Far From Home

by Jeffery Williams University of Calgary Press (December 30, 2003)

Far From Home recounts the life of a soldier who grew up in 1920s Calgary and became an officer in the Canadian army who travelled the world. Williams offers a vivid retelling of growing up in Calgary during...


To Be a Cowboy

by Barbara Holliday & Oliver Christensen University of Calgary Press (February 28, 2004)

During a time of two world wars and a sluggish world economy, many Northern Europeans left their homelands to build the American and Canadian West with dreams of abundance and new life. Spanning a period from...


Alequiers

by Mike Schintz University of Calgary Press (April 30, 2003)

"The sky had become overcast again, and the tops of the hills showed vaguely in the dusk: grey snow against grey sky, adding to the sense of desolation. To the southeast, where the trail winds its way toward...


John Rae, Arctic Explorer

by John Rae & William Barr Polynya Press (January 15, 2019)

John Rae is best known today as the first European to reveal the fate of the Franklin Expedition, yet the range of Rae?s accomplishments is much greater. Over five expeditions, Rae mapped some 1,550 miles (2,494...


The Wolves at Evelyn

by Harold Rhenisch Brindle & Glass (February 01, 2011)

At once a memoir, a work of philosophy, a story of European immigration to Canada's dark places of the earth, and an exploration of the roots and effects of colonialism, The Wolves At Evelyn: Journeys Through...


Three Against the Wilderness

by Eric Collier TouchWood Editions (January 01, 2007)

Timeless tales about wilderness living.

Eric Collier's riveting recollections about the 26 years that he, his wife Lillian and son Veasy spent homesteading in the isolated Chilcotin wilderness made for an international...


Trail to the Interior

by R. M. Patterson TouchWood Editions (May 01, 2007)

Reliving the adventures of past explorers.

Trail to the Interior is R. M. Patterson's rich account of exploration and personal adventure in the Cassiar district of British Columbia. The trail is the historic...


Father August Brabant

by Jim McDowell Ronsdale Press (September 01, 2012)

Father August Brabant (1845?1912) was the first Roman Catholic missionary to live and work among indigenous peoples on the west coast of Vancouver Island during the colonial period. He endured long periods of...


John Muir

by Daryl Ashby Ronsdale Press (September 01, 2005)

This historical biography?based on the life of British Columbia pioneer John Muir?tells the amazing story of a family from Scotland who came out to Canada in the late 1840s to work as "consignee" labourers for...


The Metamorphosis

by Bruce MacNab Goose Lane Editions (December 10, 2012)

Winner, Best Atlantic Published Book Award

Shortlisted, Canadian Regional Design Awards

In May of 1896, a young magician from New York City joined the cast of the Marco Magic Company and embarked on a summer-long...


Twelve Years a Slave (the Original Book from Which the 2013 Movie '12 Years a Slave' Is Based) (Illustrated)

by Solomon Northup & N. Orr Engage Books (May 11, 2014)

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was...


Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup (AD Classic) (Illustrated)

by Solomon Northup & N. Orr Ad Classic (May 17, 2014)

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was...


Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated) (Two Pence books)

by Solomon Northup & N. Orr Two Pence Books (June 06, 2014)

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was...


Twelve Years a Slave: (Illustrated): With Five Interviews of Former Slaves (Sapling Books)

by Solomon Northup & N. Orr Sapling Books (June 18, 2014)

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was...


Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated) (Inkflight)

by Solomon Northup & N. Orr Inkflight (May 22, 2014)

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was...


12 Years a Slave: Now a Major Movie (Illustrated)

by Solomon Northup & N. Orr Engage Books (May 11, 2014)

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was...