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  • John Rae, Arctic Explorer

    John Rae, Arctic Explorer

    The Unfinished Autobiography

    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 1,55...

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  • Sam Steele

    Sam Steele

    A Biography

    Sam Steele, “the man who tamed the Gold Rush,” had a glittering, high-profile public career, yet his private life has been closely protected. Sam Steele: A Biography follows Steele’s rise from farm...

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  • The True Face of Sir Isaac Brock

    The True Face of Sir Isaac Brock

    Major General Sir Isaac Brock is remembered as the Hero of Upper Canada for his defence of what is now Ontario during the War of 1812, and also for his noble death at the Battle of Queenston Height...

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  • Redcoats-ish 2

    Redcoats-ish 2

    Jeff Martin’s War of 1812

    Redocats-ish collects more comic strips from Jeff Martin’s War of 1812 stories, featuring the misadventures of John and George, two not so fearless men of the Canadian militia. Heeding the call to ...

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  • Amma's Daughters

    Amma's Daughters

    A Memoir

    As a precocious young girl, Surekha knew very little about the details of her mother Amma’s unusual past and that of Babu, her mysterious and sometimes absent father. The tense, uncertain family li...

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  • Homes

    Homes

    A Refugee Story

    In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria — just before the Syrian civil war broke out. Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten ...

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  • China's Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada

    China's Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada

    China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada is an in-depth studies of China’s increasing interest in the Arctic. It offers a holistic approach to understanding Chinese motivations and th...

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  • Ranching Women in Southern Alberta

    Ranching Women in Southern Alberta

    Once dominated by large cattle operations covering thousands of acres, Alberta in the 1880s-1930s saw a shift as small, family-owned ranches began to dot the province's southern plains. While this ...

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  • Claiming Anishinaabe

    Claiming Anishinaabe

    Decolonizing the Human Spirit

    Denied her Indigenous status, Lynn Gehl has been fighting her entire life to reclaim mino-pimadiziwin--the good life. Exploring Anishinaabeg philosophy and Anishinaabeg conceptions of truth, Gehl s...

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  • The Elbow

    The Elbow

    Experience Calgary's history through the story of its "other" river. In this revised and updated edition, John Gilpin delivers the definitive history of the Elbow River and the vital role it has al...

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  • Finding Directions West

    Finding Directions West

    In the past, Western Canada was a place of new directions in human thought and action, migrations of the mind and body, and personal journeys. This book anthology brings together studies exploring ...

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  • Animal Metropolis

    Animal Metropolis

    Animal Metropolis brings a Canadian perspective to the growing field of animal history, ranging across species and cities, from the beavers who engineered Stanley Park to the carthorses who shaped ...

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  • Animal Metropolis

    Animal Metropolis

    Animal Metropolis brings a Canadian perspective to the growing field of animal history, ranging across species and cities, from the beavers who engineered Stanley Park to the carthorses who shaped ...

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  • Understanding Atrocities

    Understanding Atrocities

    Understanding Atrocities is a wide-ranging collection of essays bridging scholarly and community-based efforts to understand and respond to the global, transhistorical problem of genocide. The essa...

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  • Ice Blink

    Ice Blink

    Northern Canada's distinctive landscapes, its complex social relations and the contested place of the North in contemporary political, military, scientific and economic affairs have fueled recent s...

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  • Ice Blink

    Ice Blink

    Northern Canada's distinctive landscapes, its complex social relations and the contested place of the North in contemporary political, military, scientific and economic affairs have fueled recent s...

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  • Imagining the Supernatural North

    Imagining the Supernatural North

    “Turning to face north, face the north, we enter our own unconscious. Always, in retrospect, the journey north has the quality of dream.” Margaret Atwood, “True North” In this interdisciplinary co...

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  • Imagining the Supernatural North

    Imagining the Supernatural North

    “Turning to face north, face the north, we enter our own unconscious. Always, in retrospect, the journey north has the quality of dream.” Margaret Atwood, “True North” In this interdisciplinary co...

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  • Hustlers, Harlots, and Heroes

    Hustlers, Harlots, and Heroes

    From the author of What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank, this humorous guide will provide readers and writers with historically accurate information on the low classes of Georgian and Victorian life.

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  • 150 Years of Canada

    150 Years of Canada

    On Canada’s 150th birthday, we remember some of the most fascinating and important events and people in Canada’s history year by year: • On July 1, 1867, the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scoti...

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