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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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  • Polish War Veterans in Alberta

    Polish War Veterans in Alberta

    The Last Four Stories

    In the aftermath of World War II, more than 4,500 Polish veterans, displaced by the war events and the emerging Soviet-oriented Polish government, were resettled in Canada as farm workers; 750 of t...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Surviving the Gulag

    Surviving the Gulag

    “The terrified yell of my comrades makes me stop. I drop the potatoes into the grass and turn around. He has pulled out the pistol and is taking aim. Slowly I come back.” Surviving the Gulag is t...

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  • Polaris

    Polaris

    Emil Bessels was chief scientist and medical officer on George Francis Hall's ill-fated American North Pole Expedition of 1871-73 on board the ship Polaris. Bessels' book, translated from the Germa...

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  • Border Flows

    Border Flows

    Declining access to fresh water is one of the twenty-first century’s most pressing environmental and human rights challenges, yet the struggle for water is not a new cause. The 8,800-kilometer bord...

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  • The Frontier of Patriotism

    The Frontier of Patriotism

    With the centenary of the First World War, communities across Canada arranged commemorations of the war experience to honour local servicemen who, through their triumphs and sacrifices, were presen...

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  • Moving Natures

    Moving Natures

    Mobility - the movements of people, things, and ideas, as well as their associated cultural meanings - has been a key factor in shaping Canadians' perceptions of and interactions with their country...

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