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The Promise of Canada: 150 Years--People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country

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What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? An award-winning writer casts her eye over 150 years of Canadian history. “Our country owes its success not to some imagined tribal singularity but to the fact that, although its…
Murdered Midas: A Millionaire, His Gold Mine, And A Strange Death On An Island Paradise
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|September 24, 2019

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A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year In this “engrossing must-read” by “Canada’s most accomplished popular historian” ( Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine ), the glittering life and brutal murder of Sir Harry Oakes is newly…
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|March 25, 2014

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Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Non-Fiction Winner of the Toronto Book Award Winner of the CAA Lela Common Award for Canadian History Winner of the Heritage Toronto Book Award A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year Finalist for the RBC Taylor…
Charlotte Gray
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|September 7, 1999

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The year is 1942 and the Second World War is at its violent peak. A young Scottish woman goes off to occupied France to run an important errand for a British special operations group. However, she also has her own agenda - to find her missing lover, an English…
Canada: A Portrait In Letters, 1800-2000

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In this rich and diverse collection of two centuries of letters, renowned biographer Charlotte Gray gives us the inside story on how we came to be who we are. As the expression of one person’s thoughts, ideas, and emotions, a letter offers a unique and…
Flint And Feather
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|September 22, 2003

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A graceful biography that was a #1 national bestseller, Flint & Feather confirms Charlotte Gray's position as a master biographer, a writer with a rare gift for transforming a historical character into a living, breathing woman who immediately captures our…
Sisters In The Wilderness: The Lives Of Susanna Moodie And Catherine Parr Traill

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Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie are icons of the Canadian imagination. Yet most of what we know of these two English gentlewomen who spent their adult lives struggling in Britain’s harsh and vigorous colony comes from their own self-consciously…
Reluctant Genius
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|September 25, 2007

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Impeccably researched, and written with Charlotte Gray's unerring eye for personal and historical detail, Reluctant Genius tells the story of a man very different from his public image. Most of us think of Alexander Graham Bell as a white-bearded sage, but the…
Gold Diggers
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|October 4, 2011

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No event in our history is more legendary than the Yukon Gold Rush of 1896. On August 16, when rich gold deposits were discovered in Bonanza Creek, 100,000 prospectors set off for the newly created Dawson City in search of instant wealth. Hungry miners hoped for…
Extraordinary Canadians Nellie Mcclung

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Feminist, politician, and social activist, Nellie McClung altered Canada's political landscape, leaving a legacy that has long survived her. She had a wicked wit, and her convictions and campaigns helped shape the Canada we live in today. Acclaimed writer…
Mrs. King: The Life And Times Of Isabel Mackenzie King

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Mrs. King is the superbly told story of a woman lost in the shadows of Canadian history. Daughter of William Lyon Mackenzie and mother of Canada’s longest-serving prime minister, Isabel Mackenzie King was intimately involved in the changing political and…
Way Of A Boy: A Memoir Of Java
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|May 6, 2008

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On a sunny day in 1942, Ernest Hillen’s peaceful and comfortable childhood on a tea plantation in Java came to an abrupt end—forever altered by the Japanese invasion of Indonesia. Forcibly removed from their homes and separated from their relatives…
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