Category: Canada

101 Letters to a Prime Minister

Vintage Books Canada | October 30, 2012 | 448 pages
From the mailbox of the Prime Minister's Office to your bookshelf, a list of more than 100 books that every Canadian should read. This largely one-sided correspondence from the "loneliest book club in the world" is a compendium for bibliophiles and those who follow the Canadian political scene.... More Info

Fight The Right

Random House Digital, Inc. | October 2, 2012 | 277 pages
Everywhere you look, these days, Conservatives are winning elections. No matter where you look, the story is the same: white, angry men on the Right are winning power. The Left, meanwhile, is divided and dispirited, and rapidly losing ground. Fight the Right is a handbook on how to survive the... More Info

When the Gods Changed

Vintage Books Canada | September 25, 2012 | 320 pages
The May 2, 2011 federal election turned Canadian governance upside down and inside out. In his newest and possibly most controversial book, Peter C. Newman argues that the Harper majority will alter Canada so much that we may have to change the country's name. But the most lasting impact of the... More Info

Imagining Canada

Random House Digital, Inc. | October 30, 2012 | 240 pages
Sophisticated and well-curated, this photographic tour through Canada's history documents the nation's evolution over more than a century, as seen through the lens of photographers from The New York Times. The book compiles more than 100 iconic, momentous and inspiring images of Canada and includes... More Info

A Nation Worth Ranting About

Random House Digital, Inc. | September 18, 2012 | 246 pages
An all-new collection of furiously funny rants from the most recent seasons of the Rick Mercer Report plus three brilliantly written, previously unpublished pieces by Rick. Illustrated throughout with photos and snatches of dialogue from Rick's encounters and exploits across Canada.  More Info

A Concise History of Canada

March 31, 2012 | 312 pages
Margaret Conrad's history of Canada begins with a challenge to its readers. What is Canada? What makes up this diverse, complex, and often contested nation-state? What was its founding moment? And who are its people? Drawing on her many years of experience as a scholar, writer, and teacher of... More Info

My Canada Includes Foie Gras

Viking Canada | October 9, 2012 | 240 pages
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Sites of Governance

McGill Queens Univ | June 28, 2012 | 424 pages
Focusing on diverse policy fields including emergency planning, image-building, immigrant settlement, infrastructure, federal property, and urban Aboriginal policy, Sites of Governance presents detailed studies of the largest city in each of Canada's provinces. Drawing on extensive documentary... More Info

Refereeing Identity

McGill Queens Univ | April 28, 2012 | 328 pages
In Refereeing Identity, Michael Buma examines the ways in which the hockey novel genre attempts to reassure readers that "threatened" traditional Canadian and masculine identities still thrive on the ice. In a period of perceived crisis and flux, hockey novels offer readers the comforting... More Info

The Sweet Sixteen

McGill Queens Univ | April 1, 2012 | 224 pages
How a train ride to the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 revolutionized the journalism field for women.  More Info

Canada and the Idea of North

McGill Queens University Press | May 1, 2007 | 344 pages
A comprehensive overview of the role of the idea of North in Canadian thought, art, and popular culture.  More Info

Omar Khadr, Oh Canada

McGill Queens Univ | May 28, 2012 | 400 pages
In Omar Khadr, Oh Canada, over thirty contributors analyze Khadr's background, his incarceration, the actions of Canadian authorities, and the implications raised by his legal case. This multi-genre book includes essays, articles, poems, a play, extended excerpts from the documentary film You Don't... More Info

Canada Among Nations, 2011-2012

McGill Queens Univ | January 28, 2012 | 224 pages
In the decade following the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, economic and political relations between Canada and Mexico have expanded significantly. Today, Canada and Mexico are each other's third largest trading partners and, outside of the United States, Mexico is the second... More Info

The Woman Who Mapped Labrador

McGill Queens Univ | May 28, 2012 | 544 pages
The definitive Hubbard, combining her previously unpublished diary, a full biography, and new maps that break down her daring canoe trip day by day.  More Info

Inside the Ndp War Room

McGill Queens Univ | November 1, 2012 | 200 pages
A first-hand account of how decisions to represent political parties are made.  More Info


McGill Queens Univ | August 14, 2012 | 479 pages
The life and loves of Norman Bethune - Canadian doctor and activist and battlefield surgeon in China during the Japanese invasion of the 1930s.  More Info

The Goon

June 26, 2019 | 153 pages
Jerrod Edson Oberon 2010 Paperback, 160 pages 9780778013587 Jerrod Edson has written a hockey book with a difference.  More Info

Cartographies of Violence

October 16, 2012 | 432 pages
In 1942, the federal government expelled more than 22,000 Japanese Canadians from their homes in British Columbia. From 1942 to 1949, they were dispossessed, sent to incarceration sites, and dispersed across Canada. Over 4,000 were deported to Japan. Cartographies of Violenceanalyses the effects of... More Info

Progressive heritage

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | April 1, 2002 | 322 pages
Most critics and literary historians have ignored Marxist-inspired creative literature in Canada, or dismissed it as an ephemeral phenomenon of the 1930s. Research reveals, however, that from the 1920s onward Canadian creative writers influenced by Marxist ideas have produced a quantitatively... More Info

Working the Dead Beat

House of Anansi | September 29, 2012 | 448 pages
Globe and Mailcolumnist Sandra Martin honours the lives of Canada's famous, infamous, and unsung heroes in this unique collection of obituaries of the first decade of the twenty-first century. Here are Canadian icons such as Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, social... More Info

Cultures, Communities, and Conflict

December 28, 2012 | 320 pages
Cultures, Communities, and Conflictoffers provocative, cutting-edge perspectives on the history of English-Canadian universities and war in the twentieth century. The contributors explore how universities contributed not only to Canadian war efforts, but to forging multiple understandings of... More Info

Filipinos in Canada

November 30, 2012 | 464 pages
The Philippines became Canada’s largest source of short- and long-term migrants in 2010, surpassing China and India, both of which are more than ten times larger. The fourth-largest racialized minority group in the country, the Filipino community is frequently understood by such figures as the... More Info

Visionaries, Crusaders, and Firebrands

James Lorimer | March 27, 2012 | 248 pages
It's visionary, principled leaders-not just policies and programs-that are key to the NDP's importance in Canadian public life  More Info

The Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology

Harbour Publishing | November 30, 2009 | 160 pages
A celebration of place for the poetry of Al Purdy.  More Info

The Love Monster

September 1, 2012 | 224 pages
The Love Monster is the tall tale of one woman’s struggle with mid-life issues. The main character, Margaret H. Atwood, has psoriasis, a boring job and a bad attitude.  More Info

Living with Uncle

James Lorimer & Company | October 3, 2006 | 279 pages
Invaluable information on key issues for Canadians -- energy, water, security and surveillance, military integration, social services Living With Uncle examines the new realities of Canada's relations with the US in a world of a Conservative government in Ottawa, a trade agreement that often proves... More Info

Full Frontal T.o.

Coach House | July 17, 2012 | 200 pages
"Full Frontal T.O." examines how the architecture of the city's streetscape looks, lives, and changes over time.  More Info

Black Canadians

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | July 30, 2010 | 293 pages
For researchers seeking detailed information about the black diaspora in North America, this authoritative reference provides more than 300 years of black Canadian history, from the first migration of slaves, black loyalists, and Civil War refugees to the expansive movement brought about by the... More Info


Fernwood Books Ltd | September 1, 2009 | 96 pages
The village of Enniskillen, a sleepy cluster of a few dozen houses in New Brunswick's Queens County, has never been invaded by a foreign power. But during the 1950s to 1970s, the village was ground zero for a different kind of offensive, this one launched by the Canadian military against its own... More Info

From Bombs to Books

Lorimer | October 11, 2011 | 187 pages
True stories of courage and resilience  More Info

No Debate

James Lorimer & Company | October 24, 2011 | 334 pages
How Israel lobby groups tried to curb free speech at York University  More Info

How We Almost Gave the Tories the Boot

James Lorimer & Company | February 4, 2010 | 192 pages
An exciting insider's account of the formation and dissolution of the coalition against Stephen Harper's Conservative Party in November 2008.  More Info

Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | August 30, 2012 | 310 pages
Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies is a collection of interdisciplinary essays that examine the various contexts?political, social, and cultural?that have shaped the study of Canadian literature and the role it plays in our understanding of the Canadian nation-state. The essays are... More Info

A Paddler's Guide to Algonquin Park

Boston Mills Pr | March 6, 2012 | 176 pages
Ontario's Algonquin Park is one of North America's foremost canoeing destinations. Callan has chosen 25 canoe routes of varying difficulty, from the most popular and easiest to deep backcountry routes most suitable for experienced canoeists.  More Info

Perfect Youth

E C W Press | September 26, 2012 | 366 pages
While many volumes devoted to the punk and hardcore scenes in America grace bookstore shelves, Canada's contributions to the genre remain largely unacknowledged. For the first time, the birth of Canadian punk—a transformative cultural force that spread across the country at the end of the... More Info

Imperialist Canada

Arbeiter Ring Pub | November 1, 2010 | 432 pages
Imperialist Canadaexposes Canada's imperialist past and present, at home and across the globe. Todd Gordon interweaves histories of indigenous dispossession in Canada with the cold facts of Canadian capital's oppression of peoples in the global South. The book digs beneath the surface of Canada's... More Info

The Lucky Child

Mansfield Pr | April 7, 2010 | 204 pages
Marianne Apostolides Mansfield Press, 2010 Paperback, 204 pages 9781894469470 How do we construct the story of ourselves and our countries? How do we know our histories, our memories, our identities? These are the questions that compelled Marianne Apostolides to ask her father about his childhood... More Info

Pith & wry

Your Scrivener Pr | September 15, 2010 | 158 pages
Some poems previously published in #33.  More Info

The bottom line

Newest Publishers | April 15, 2006 | 96 pages
The Alberta government is looking to the private sector-and in particular to private health insurance-to solve health care problems. However, private health insurance is mired in myth and misunderstanding. The Bottom Line summarizes a huge body of evidence to get to the truth: private health... More Info

The First Jews in North America

June 1, 2012 | 360 pages
Jews first arrived in Canada from New York with the conquering British troops in 1759-1760. Aaron Hart settled in Trois-Rivi res, Quebec, in 1761 and founded a family with a fascinating destiny. The family remained linked to New York with many offspring living and studying there. After poring over... More Info

The Tower of Babble

Douglas & McIntyre | August 14, 2012 | 288 pages
The ultimate CBC insider exposes the controversies, successes and dead ends of his time at the top. In 2004, CBC television had sunk to its lowest audience share in its history. That same year, Richard Stursberg, an avowed popularizer with a reputation for radical action, was hired to run English... More Info

Inuit and Whalers on Baffin Island Through German Eyes

November 1, 2011 | 286 pages
Told from an ordinary man's perspective, these are the journal and letters of Wilhelm Weike as he accompanied Franz Boas?the father of modern anthropology?on his journey to the arctic from 1883 to 1884. This extraordinary document of early arctic history provides a plain, direct view of the Inuit... More Info

Those Who Know

May 1, 2012 | 312 pages
No summary available.

Strange Multiplicity

Cambridge Univ Pr | September 7, 1995 | 253 pages
The distinguished political philosopher James Tully addresses the demands for cultural recognition that constitute the major conflicts of today, such as nationalism and federalism, the claims of Aboriginal peoples, feminism, linguistic and ethnic minorities. Tully's survey of four hundred years of... More Info

Room for All of Us

Allen Lane | October 18, 2011 | 256 pages
In this exciting and revealing personal inquiry, former governor general Adrienne Clarkson explores the immigrant experience through the people who have helped transform Canada. The Canadians she befriends-whether an Ismaili doctor, a Holocaust survivor, a Chilean-Canadian artist, or a Vietnam War... More Info

Eugene Forsey

Blue Butterfly Book Pub Incorporated | April 24, 2012 | 488 pages
Whether delivering his messages in labour halls, in university classrooms, in broadcasting studios, or on the floor of the Canadian Senate, Eugene Forsey entertained even as he educated. So, too, does this account of his works and life, which blends the man's public affairs and private life into a... More Info

Extreme Frontiers

Sphere | January 10, 2012 | 224 pages
EXTREME FRONTIERS: CANADA is Charley Boorman's brand-new adventure/travel book. Travelling mainly on his much-loved bike, Charley will explore the world's second largest country - home to some of the most stunning and challenging terrain known to man. Along the way he will work with Alberta's... More Info

Tecumseh and Brock

June 12, 2012 | 368 pages
At the turn of the nineteenth century, the British Empire is at the height of its ascendancy; Napoleonic France is struggling to maintain its position as a world power; and the incumbent American empire is quickly expanding its territory, while the Native peoples struggle to establish their own... More Info

The Traffic in Babies: Cross-Border Adoption and Baby-Selling between the United States and Canada, 1930-1972

Univ of Toronto Pr | August 1, 2011 | 448 pages
Between 1930 and the mid-1970s, several thousand Canadian-born children were adopted by families in the United States. At times, adopting across the border was a strategy used to deliberately avoid professional oversight and take advantage of varying levels of regulation across states and... More Info

Imaginary Line

September 23, 2011 | 341 pages
Once, a single francophone settlement shared both sides of the Saint John River, until a political trade-off between countries split it down the middle. From that inauspicious start, the Maine-New Brunswick border, the first boundary to be drawn between the two nations, has served as a microcosm... More Info