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The John A. Macdonald Retrospective 2-Book Bundle: Macdonald at 200 / John A. Macdonald

by Ged Martin, Patrice Dutil & Roger Hall Dundurn (October 29, 2014)

This 2-book bundle presents both an insightful biography of Canada's first prime minister and series of essays examining his legacy and ideas from a modern perspective.


William Lyon Mackenzie King: Dreams and Shadows

by lian goodall Dundurn (January 01, 2003)

A fascinating glimpse into the world of the man who was Canadas longest serving prime minister and one of the international scenes most important figures during the Second World War.


Samuel de Champlain

by Francine Legaré & Jonathan Kaplansky Dundurn (January 01, 2004)

Through his fierce defense of New France to those in power in France, Chaplain ensured the birth of the country that today is Canada. He is undisputedly the Father of New France.


John Franklin

by John Wilson Dundurn (January 01, 2001)

Franklins exploration of Canadas arctic seacoast in 1845 ended in the demise of him and his crew, but the search for clues to their fate helped open up the North.


Sherlock Holmes Handbook: Second Edition

by Christopher Redmond Dundurn (September 28, 2009)

A Sherlock Holmes Handbook examines the world of Sherlock Holmes the characters and themes, the publishers and readers, Victorian London, and more. This new edition catches up on new films and books and the...


Henry Hudson: New World Voyager

by Edward Butts Dundurn (December 21, 2009)

Sailing from England in 1610, renowned explorer Henry Hudson began his search for a Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. Hudson's questionable leadership and extreme Arctic conditions resulted in the...


Emily Murphy: Rebel

by Christine Mander Dundurn (January 09, 1985)

Christine Mander depicts the life and times of Emily Murphy with a refreshing candor and vitality.


John J. Robinette: Peerless Mentor: An Appreciation

by George D. Finlayson Dundurn (September 01, 2003)

John J. Robinette was Canada's top lawyer from the 1930s to 1980s, showing unparalleled versatility and virtuosity in criminal, civil, and constitutional cases.


Our Young Soldier: Lieutenant Francis Simcoe 6 June 1791-6 April 1812

by Mary Beacock Fryer Dundurn (September 01, 1996)

Through journals and letters, Fryer charts the brief life and career of Francis Simcoe, the son of the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada.


Canada from Afar: The Daily Telegraph Book of Canadian Obituaries

by David Twiston-Davies & Conrad Black Dundurn (July 25, 1996)

Canada From Afar is the fruit of the remarkable flowering of obituary writing in the London Daily Telegraph during the past ten years.


A Mind at Sea: Henry Fry and the Glorious Era of Quebec's Sailing Ships

by John Fry Dundurn (November 25, 2013)

A unique biography of a nineteenth-century shipping magnate set during a forgotten era - a time when Quebec was one of the world's great shipbuilding centres and tidal seaports.


My Year Before the Mast

by Annette Brock Davis Dundurn (April 01, 1999)

A memoir of Annette Brock Davis's life at sea as the first female crew member of a commercial sailing line.


Laura Secord: Heroine of the War of 1812

by Peggy Dymond Leavey Dundurn (April 23, 2012)

More than many figures in Canadian history, Laura Secord has come to represent courage and perseverance at their finest. During the War of 1812, she helped to avert disaster by warning the British of an imminent...


Piau

by Bruce Murray & Anne Murray Dundurn (August 26, 2017)

  • Details the never-before-told story of Pierre Belliveau, known as Piau
  • Biography of an Acadian hero and iconic early Canadian leader, with no similar books on the market
  • Piau’s story is a border-spanning...


Joey Smallwood: Schemer and Dreamer

by Ray Argyle Dundurn (August 06, 2012)

Joey Smallwood, often dubbed the "only living Father of Confederation," won six provincial elections and was premier of Newfoundland for 23 years. A crafty, canny, controversial politician, he devoted himself...


Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe 1762-1850: A Biography

by Mary Beacock Fryer Dundurn (September 01, 1989)

The diaries, letters, and sketches of Elizabeth Simcoe portray the remarkable woman who came to Upper Canada when her husband was appointed lieutenant-governor.


John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806: A Biography

by Mary Beacock Fryer & Christopher Dracott Dundurn (October 01, 1998)

A biography of the legendary figure who was appointed the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada in 1791 and founded the town of York in 1792.


Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies

by Patrice Dutil & Roger Hall Dundurn (October 10, 2014)

Here are fifteen fresh interpretations of Canada's founding Prime Minister, published for the occasion of the bicentennial of his birth in 1815. Well researched and crisply written by recognized scholars and...


Sam Steele: An Officer and a Gentleman

by Norman S. Leach Dundurn (April 04, 2015)

From humble beginnings in what is now Bracebridge, Ontario, to his knighthood in England two years before his death in 1919, Sam Steele's life epitomized the themes of personal adventure, service to Crown and...


Molly Brant: Mohawk Loyalist and Diplomat

by Peggy Dymond Leavey Dundurn (April 25, 2015)

Molly Brant, head of the Mohawk Matrons and chatelaine of a manor house in New York State, was at home in both Six Nations and white society. Because of her ability to influence native politics during the American...


Sir Sandford Fleming: His Early Diaries, 1845-1853

by Jean Murray Cole Dundurn (October 12, 2009)

Best known for his major railway-building accomplishments, Sir Sandford Fleming's origins are revealed in these early diaries that record his thoughts as an 18-year-old leaving his family home in Scotland for...


Wilfrid Laurier

by Roderick Stewart Dundurn (January 01, 2002)

Using a rare combination of the common touch and political savvy, Laurier became prime minister in 1896, a position he would hold for 15 years.


James Douglas: Father of British Columbia

by Julie H. Ferguson Dundurn (October 05, 2009)

James Douglas tells the story of the son of a Scottish plantation owner and a mixed-race woman who would become governor of the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Before Vancouver existed as...


Jacques Plante

by Raymond Plante & Vladimir Konieczny Dundurn (January 01, 2001)

Jacque Plante, the first NHL goalie to regularly wear a protective facemask, won the Vezina Trophy seven times and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.


John Grierson

by Gary Evans Dundurn (January 01, 2005)

Grierson, founder of the National Film Board of Canada, was one of film cultures most influential personalities. He gave the word "documentary" to the English language.


George Grant

by T.F. Rigelhof Dundurn (January 01, 2001)

A dominant force behind the Canadian nationalist movement of the 1970s, Grants books today help us understand the implications of globalization.


Gabrielle Roy

by André Vanasse Dundurn (January 01, 2007)

In 1945, Roys first novel, The Tin Flute, skyrocketed her to fame and earned her the prestigious Prix Femina award in France and the Governor Generals Award in Canada.


Emily Carr

by Kate Braid Dundurn (January 01, 2001)

Carr defied convention by choosing art over marriage. Considered an eccentric by her contemporaries, she created an art unique to British Columbia.


David Thompson

by Tom Shardlow Dundurn (January 01, 2006)

Using only the stars and his sextant, explorer David Thompson set out on a 34-year journey that would culminate in one of historys greatest mapping achievements.


William C. Van Horne: Railway Titan

by Valerie Knowles Dundurn (May 31, 2010)

Born in Illinois in 1843, William C. Van Horne was lured to Canada in 1881 to become the general manager of the fledgling Canadian Pacific Railway. He went on to become the company president. He was a man of...


Marshall McLuhan

by Judith Fitzgerald Dundurn (January 01, 2001)

Communications theorist Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) predicted the effects of electronic media on modern culture as early as 1964. McLuhan published several breakthrough books and coined terms like "hot" and...


Louis Riel: Firebrand

by Sharon Stewart Dundurn (January 01, 2007)

A fiery activist, Louis Riel devoted his life to the Metis cause. Once considered an outlaw, in 1992 the House of Commons declared him a founder of Manitoba.


A Sherlock Holmes Handbook

by Christopher Redmond Dundurn (July 25, 1993)

A Sherlock Holmes Handbook examines the world of Sherlock Holmes -- the characters and themes, the publishers and readers, Victorian London, and more. This new edition catches up on new films and books and the...


From Telegrapher to Titan: The Life of William C. Van Horne

by Valerie Knowles Dundurn (March 01, 2004)

William Van Horne, general manager of the CPR, pushed through construction of the transcontinental line and went on to become company president.


Canadian Folk: Portraits of Remarkable Lives

by Peter Unwin Dundurn (September 07, 2013)

A collection of lives and stories that provides a fascinating look at the eminent and no so eminent characters who came before us and left their colourful mark on Canada's history.


John A. Macdonald: Canada's First Prime Minister

by Ged Martin Dundurn (May 13, 2013)

Shocked by Canada's 1837 rebellions, John A. Macdonald sought to build alliances to avoid future conflicts. Thanks to financial worries and an alcohol problem, he almost quit politics in 1864. The challenge...


George Simpson: Blaze of Glory

by D.T. Lahey Dundurn (January 18, 2011)

Born in Scotland and trained as a sugar broker in England, Sir George Simpson was appointed as governor of Ruperts Land and the Indian territories in 1820. By his friendliness, strict discipline, and vigorous...


Lord Strathcona: A Biography of Donald Alexander Smith

by Donna McDonald Dundurn (September 01, 2002)

Donald Smith, known to most Canadians as Lord Strathcona, was an adventurer who made his fortune building railroads, including the Canadian Pacific Railway.


Quest Biographies Bundle - Books 16-20: Maurice Duplessis / David Thompson / Mazo de la Roche / Susanna Moodie / Gabrielle Roy

by Marguerite Paulin, Tom Shardlow, Heather Kirk & André Vanasse et al. Dundurn (November 12, 2013)

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives. In this volume we find longtime Quebec premier Maurice Duplessis, explorer David Thompson,...


Quest Biographies Bundle - Books 11-15: William Lyon Mackenzie King / René Lévesque / Samuel de Champlain / John Grierson / Lucille Teasdale

by lian goodall, Marguerite Paulin, Francine Legaré & Deborah Cowley et al. Dundurn (November 12, 2013)

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives. In this volume we find Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, Quebec premier Réne Lévesque,...


Quest Biographies Bundle - Books 31-35: Harriet Tubman / Laura Secord / Joey Smallwood / Prince Edward, Duke of Kent / John A. Macdonald

by Ged Martin, Rosemary Sadlier, Nathan Tidridge & Ray Argyle et al. Dundurn (December 02, 2013)

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives. In this volume we find anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman, War of 1812 heroine Laura Secord, Canada's first...


Quest Biographies Bundle - Books 6-10: John Franklin / Marshall McLuhan / Phyllis Munday / Wilfrid Laurier / Nellie McClung

by Judith Fitzgerald, John Wilson, Kathryn Bridge & Roderick Stewart et al. Dundurn (November 12, 2013)

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives. In this volume we find doomed explorer John Franklin, philosopher and media guru Marshall...


Quest Biographies Bundle - Books 26-30: William C. Van Horne / George Simpson / Tom Thomson / Simon Girty / Mary Pickford

by Wayne Larsen, Valerie Knowles, D.T. Lahey & Edward Butts et al. Dundurn (November 13, 2013)

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives. In this volume we find railway tycoon William C. Van Horne, tragic but talented painter Tom...


Canadian Literary Bundle: Susanna Moodie / Gabrielle Roy / Robertson Davies / Mazo de la Roche

by Nicholas Maes, Heather Kirk, Anne Cimon & André Vanasse Dundurn (December 13, 2013)

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped Canada's literature, including a pioneer chronicler, legendary novelists from both English...


George Mercer Dawson

by William Chalmers Dundurn (January 01, 2000)

As a geological surveyor, Dawson was responsible for mapping the 49th parallel, vast tracts of British Columbias Interior, and many rivers in the Yukon.


Canadian Political Bundle: Nellie McClung / William Lyon Mackenzie King / John Diefenbaker/ René Lévesque / Maurice Duplessis / James Douglas / John A

by Arthur Slade, Roderick Stewart, Margaret Macpherson & Marguerite Paulin et al. Dundurn (December 16, 2013)

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped Canada's political identity, including John Diefenbaker, John A. Macdonald, William Lyon...


Tommy Douglas

by Dave Margoshes Dundurn (January 01, 1999)

Douglass standing as the "father of medicare" and the first leader of the federal New Democratic Party earned him the title of "Greatest Canadian," as voted by CBC-TV viewers in 2004.


Quest Biographies Bundle - Books 21-25: Louis Riel / James Wilson Morrice / Vilhjalmur Stefansson / Robertson Davies / James Douglas

by Julie H. Ferguson, Tom Henighan, Nicholas Maes & Wayne Larsen et al. Dundurn (November 13, 2013)

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives. In this volume we find Metis leader Louis Riel, renowned painter James Wilson Morrice, intrepid...


Canadian Adventurers and Explorers Bundle: David Thompson / Vilhjalmur Stefansson / Samuel de Champlain / John Franklin / George Simpson / Phyllis Mun

by D.T. Lahey, Tom Henighan, John Wilson & Francine Legaré et al. Dundurn (December 06, 2013)

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped the future of a nation and defined its borders. In this volume we find explorers whose daring...


Quest Biographies Bundle - Books 21-30: Louis Riel / James Wilson Morrice / Vilhjalmur Stefansson / Robertson Davies / James Douglas / William C. Van

by Julie H. Ferguson, Tom Henighan, Nicholas Maes & Wayne Larsen et al. Dundurn (December 06, 2013)

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped the future of a nation and often of the world. In this volume we find politicians,...