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Espionage in the Divided Stuart Dynasty

by Julian Whitehead Pen and Sword History (August 31, 2020)

King James II was the Catholic king of a Protestant nation, but he had inherited a secure crown and was able to put down the rebellion by his nephew the Duke of Monmouth. In just over three years James had been...


Between the Swastika and the Sickle

by James R. Edwards Eerdmans (May 23, 2019)

The life, theological contribution, and mysterious disappearance of one of the more important New Testament scholars in the twentieth century 

On February 15, 1946, the Soviet NKVD raided the home of Ernst Lohmeyer...


Between the Swastika and the Sickle

by James R. Edwards Eerdmans (May 23, 2019)

The life, theological contribution, and mysterious disappearance of one of the more important New Testament scholars in the twentieth century 

On February 15, 1946, the Soviet NKVD raided the home of Ernst Lohmeyer...


The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee

by R. David Cox & Mark A. Noll Eerdmans (April 12, 2017)

The first close examination of how Robert E. Lee's faith shaped his life

Robert E. Lee was many things—accomplished soldier, military engineer, college president, family man, agent of reconciliation, polarizing...


The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee

by R. David Cox & Mark A. Noll Eerdmans (April 12, 2017)

The first close examination of how Robert E. Lee's faith shaped his life

Robert E. Lee was many things—accomplished soldier, military engineer, college president, family man, agent of reconciliation, polarizing...


The Notorious Isaac Earl and His Scouts

by Gordon L. Olson Eerdmans (May 14, 2014)

While large armies engaged in epic battles in the eastern theater of the Civil War, a largely unchronicled story was unfolding along the Mississippi River. Thirty "Special Scouts" under the command of Lieutenant...


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...


Eva's Story

by Eva Schloss & Evelyn Julia Kent Eerdmans (February 22, 2010)

Many know the tragic story of Anne Frank, the teen whose life ended at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. But most people don’t know about Eva Schloss, Anne’s playmate and stepsister. Though Eva, like Anne,...


Legends, Lore and Secrets of Western New York

by Lorna MacDonald Czarnota The History Press (September 01, 2009)

Listen to the whispered legends of spirits, heroes and traitors hidden in one of New York's most captivating regions.

Like the region's first inhabitants, the "Cat People," who made clothing from the mountain...


Finger Lakes Wine and the Legacy of Dr. Konstantin Frank

by Tom Russ The History Press (June 22, 2015)

Oenophile Tom Russ presents the remarkable story of Dr. Konstantin Frank, the father of Finger Lakes wine.

Dr. Konstantin Frank forever changed the palate of American wine. Forced from his home in Soviet Ukraine...


Chronicles of the Outer Banks

by Sarah Downing & Matt Walker The History Press (April 08, 2019)

Did you know that escapees from an escargot farm keep the snail police on their toes?

The Outer Banks has a long history of unconventional characters and curious occurrences. A larger-than-life likeness of Sir...


Maryland Legends

by David J. Puglia, Trevor J. Blank & Charles Camp The History Press (May 20, 2014)

The stories, folklore, and history surrounding Maryland's most haunted places. A must-read for fans of the supernatural and Maryland history.

The demon car of Seven Hills Road, the ominous Hell House above the...


Connecticut Vanguards

by Eric D. Lehman The History Press (March 26, 2018)

Author Eric D. Lehman chronicles the lives of two dozen men and women who left their marks on Connecticut and the world as a whole.

Noah Webster, Charles Goodyear, P.T. Barnum and Katharine Hepburn all have Connecticut...


James DeWolf and the Rhode Island Slave Trade

by Cynthia Mestad Johnson The History Press (April 01, 2014)

An unsettling story of corruption and exploitation in the Ocean State from slave ships to politics.

Over thirty thousand slaves were brought to the shores of colonial America on ships owned and captained by James...


Elkmont's Uncle Lem Ownby

by F. Carroll McMahan The History Press (October 01, 2013)

Enter the forest with author F. Carroll McMahan as he tells dramatic, fascinating and sometimes humorous stories of a man who lived truly on his own terms.

Born in 1889 in the Smoky Mountains, Lem Ownby became...


Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley

by Vincent T. Dacquino The History Press (April 01, 2019)

A female Paul Revere, 16 year old Sybil Ludington's heroic actions helped the army win many battles in the Hudson Valley of New York. Read the fascinating story of her life and legacy.

The Revolutionary War in...


George Washington's 1791 Southern Tour

by Warren L. Bingham The History Press (February 15, 2016)

Newly elected president George Washington set out to visit the new nation aware that he was the singular unifying figure in America.

The journey's finale was the Southern Tour, starting in March 1791. The long...


Living in the Spirit

by S. C. Burdett Austin Macauley Publishers (September 30, 2020)

This is a story of energy, conflict and danger, defeats and triumphs in 16th and 17th century England and Spain. It is told from the inside, through the thinking and feelings of five protagonists, using contemporary...


Winston Churchill and the Art of Leadership

by William Nester Frontline Books (September 30, 2020)

Many indeed, are the biographies of Winston Churchill, one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. But what was that influence and how did he use it in the furtherance of his and his country’s...


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...


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...


Channel of Peace

by Kevin Tuerff House of Anansi Press (February 05, 2018)

One of the inspirations for the smash hit Broadway musical Come From Away, Channel of Peace is an unforgettable memoir of the extraordinary kindness afforded to passengers whose flights were re-routed to Gander,...


In Fragile Moments / The Last Time

by Zsuzsanna Fischer Spiro & Eva Shainblum The Azrieli Foundation (May 29, 2016)

Born two hundred kilometres away from each other and two years apart, Zsuzsanna Fischer and Eva Steinberger are both thrown into chaos when Germany occupies Hungary and destroys their peaceful childhoods. In...


Inside the Walls

by Eddie Klein The Azrieli Foundation (May 29, 2016)

An idealist and a dreamer, young Icchok Klein writes poetry in the Lodz ghetto, a talent that leads to him to be rescued by a tight inner circle, where he comes under the protective wing of the chairman of the...


Stronger Together

by Andy Réti & Ibolya Grossman The Azrieli Foundation (September 14, 2015)

In the fall of 1941, as the situation for Jews worsens across Europe, Ibolya (Ibi) Grossman learns she is pregnant. She is scared and confused ? a baby during wartime? But her husband, Zolti, assures her, ?We...


All Monsters Must Die

by Magnus Bärtås, Fredrik Ekman & Saskia Vogel Anansi International (March 26, 2015)

In 1948, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is founded by General Kim Il-sung.

In 1978, North Korea celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of its founding, and Kim Jong-il, who at the time is the head...


History's People

by Margaret Macmillan House of Anansi Press (September 07, 2015)

Part of the CBC Massey Lectures Series

In History’s People internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of figures of the past, women and men, some famous and some...


Tecumseh and Brock

by James Laxer House of Anansi Press (June 01, 2012)

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the British Empire is engaged in a titanic war with Napoleonic France for global supremacy. The American Republic is quickly expanding its territory along the western frontier,...


Against the Current

by Cathy Converse Touchwood Editions (June 11, 2018)

Received an Honourable Mention for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Historical Writing

The first book on Agnes Deans Cameron, BC?s first female principal, itinerant traveller, and journalist.

Agnes Deans...


Morrison

by Susan Raby Dunne & Edward Morrison Heritage House (November 13, 2017)

The never-before-published memoir of Major-General Sir Edward Morrison, a true Canadian hero of the First World War.

The First World War marked a turning point in Canadian history and in Canada?s self-identification...


Silent Refuge

by Margrit Rosenberg Stenge The Azrieli Foundation (June 30, 2017)

In 1940 in the remote village of Rogne, Norway, eleven-year-old Margrit Rosenberg and her parents believe that they have finally found the safety that has eluded them since fleeing from Germany two years earlier....


Buried Words

by Molly Applebaum The Azrieli Foundation (March 31, 2017)

Hidden away underground, in a box, twelve-year-old Molly has only her older cousin and her diary to keep her company. For two years, she writes of her confinement ?in a grave?: the cold, dark and stuffiness,...


Six Lost Years

by Amek Adler The Azrieli Foundation (March 31, 2017)

"How much longer could we last?" sixteen-year-old Amek Adler laments, after arriving at yet one more concentration camp in the spring of 1945. From the Lodz and Warsaw ghettos to the Radom forced labour camp,...


The Wolves at My Shadow

by Darilyn Stahl Listort & Dennis Listort Au Press (April 06, 2017)

Ingelore Rothschild was twelve years old when she was whisked out of her home in 1936. It was her first step on a cross-continent journey to Japan, where she and her parents sought refuge from rising anti-Semitism...


Before All Memory is Lost

by Myrna Goldberg The Azrieli Foundation (January 16, 2017)

In this first Azrieli Foundation anthology, twenty-five women reflect on their experiences of survival ? from the heart-stopping fears of hiding to the extreme risks of ?passing? as non-Jews, and from the terrors...


The Vale of Tears

by Rabbi Pinchas Hirschprung & Vivian Felsen The Azrieli Foundation (October 31, 2016)

An epic journey across borders, The Vale of Tears chronicles close to two years in the life of Rabbi Pinchas Hirschprung as he seeks an escape route from Nazi-occupied Europe. In this rare, near day-byday account,...