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A nuanced investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women in America, this “singularly triumphant work” ( Los Angeles Times ) by Rebecca Traister “the most brilliant voice on feminism in the country” (Anne Lamott) is “sure to be vigorously…read more

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In the tradition of bestselling books like The Devil in the White City and The Man in the Rockefeller Suit, Empire of Deception combines investigative journalism and captivating storytelling to examine one of the greatest con men of the twentieth century It was a time of unregulated madness. And…read more

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Masterful, ambitious, and groundbreaking, this is a major new history of our country by one of our most respected thinkers and historians -- a book every Canadian should own.      From the acclaimed biographer and historian Conrad Black comes the definitive history of…read more

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One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year National Bestseller With a New Afterword   National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A Best Book of the Year: Salon , Slate , The Economist , The Washington Post , Cleveland Plain-Dealer   The Dark Side is a dramatic, riveting, and…read more

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Deserves a place on every Toronto history buff's bookshelf. -- Canadian Book Review Annual Toronto Street Names provides a highly visible record of the past of Canada's largest city. It commemorates the people and events that have shaped the place and tells the fascinating and curious stories of…read more

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Over 1.5 million Canadians were on relief, one in five was a public dependant, and 70,000 young men travelled like hoboes. Ordinary citizens were rioting in the streets, but their demonstrations met with indifference, and dissidents were jailed. Canada emerged from the Great Depression a different…read more

Vimy

by Pierre Berton|

October 9, 2001

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One chill Easter dawn in 1917, a blizzard blowing in their faces, the four divisions of the Canadian Corps in France went over the top of a muddy scarp knows as Vimy Ridge. Within hours, they held in their grasp what had eluded both British and French armies in over two years of fighting: they had…read more

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On December 6, 1917, harbor pilot Francis Mackey was guiding Mont Blanc, a French munitions ship, into Bedford Basin to join a convoy across the Atlantic when it was rammed by Belgian Relief vessel Imo. The resulting massive explosion destroyed Halifax's north end and left at least two thousand…read more

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The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 is a much celebrated moment in both Canadian and European military history. Vimy was a costly success. While it did improve military and public morale, the reality is that it was more of a symbolic victory than a strategic one (the Germans retreated a few…read more

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This single volume provides a concise, highly readable introduction to the growth and development of a unique land and its people. Veteran historian Roger Riendeau masterfully surveys the origins of Canada from its First peoples through European contact, the rise and fall of the French Empire,…read more

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The success of this book over the years is due in large part to Crowe's approach. While the majority of works on Canadian history are essentially European in perspective, Crowe has endeavoured to interpret the history of the original peoples of northern Canada from a native standpoint. He has…read more

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Why do soldiers fight? What keeps them going? What compels them to face death when their long-time comrades have fallen around them? Strangers in Arms addresses these questions in a groundbreaking study of the behaviour, morale, and motivations of Canadian infantrymen on the front lines of the…read more