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#151206. CROSSING THE LINE Mobsters and Rumrunners.
#151206. CROSSING THE LINE Mobsters and Rumrunners.

Schemes, smugglers and syndicates kept bootleg booze flowing from Canada to the US during Prohibition. Veteran Canadian newshound Gord Steinke has turned up great stories about Canadian and American rumrunners: Rocco Perri, Canada's Al Capone; The Purple Gang; Nova Scotia's 'Rum Row', and more. B/w photos. 206 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151530. THE CANADIAN ROCKIES.

The heights of the Rockies have dazzled visitors since the CPR brought the first passenger train through the range in 1885. Take a panoramic tour with these spectacular photos. 96 pp. 10x10".

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#151532. MORE BATTLEFIELDS OF CANADA.
#151532. MORE BATTLEFIELDS OF CANADA.

Featuring the most significant battles in nearly 300 years of Canadian history, this provides context and assesses consequences for victor and losers. Incl. the Canadian experience in Hong Kong in 1941, conflicts on US soil, and a chronology of Canadian battles up to 1954. B/w illus. and maps. 184 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#151179. THE MORNING AFTER The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was.

Leading Canadian political analyst and journalist Chantal Hébert, working with Québec political broadcaster Jean Lapierre, garnered honest responses from the national and political leaders involved in Canada's watershed vote when she asked them to define their plans had 'yes' been the decision. Her insightful study exposes the fractures, tensions and fears that continue to shape our country. 299 pp. 6x8".

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#149360. THE ISLAND OF CANADA
#149360. THE ISLAND OF CANADA
How Three Oceans Shaped Our Nation.
Our coastline is the longest of any nation on earth, bounded on three sides by oceans, with a lake and river system that crosses the country. Here is the maritime history of our ‘island’, from the early days of the Inuit through the Great Age of Sail and into modern times. B/w photos. 362 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#149369. FASCINATING CANADA
A Book of Questions and Answers.
Which sportscaster called the historic, "Canada 6, Russia 5"? Did a Canadian company invent the personal computer? How many prime ministers were Freemasons? John Robert Colombo gives us his lively and enlightening answers. 245 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#151024. CANADA ON THE DOORSTEP - 1939.
#151024. CANADA ON THE DOORSTEP - 1939.

It was a year at the tail of the Great Depression, and Canada’s future was uncertain. Would she choose isolation and neutrality, or the continued embrace of the British Empire? Canadian journalist William Rayner examines the pivotal year through the births, deaths, storms, international intrigue and politics that defined it. B/w photos. 243 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#148457. GEORGE McLEAN: THE LIVING LANDSCAPE.

Visit this virtual gallery to see the finest works of one of Canada’s most acclaimed wildlife artists, along with insightful essays by 3 Canadian art authorities. View his vibrant, astoundingly detailed artworks on 92 full-colour reproductions: Red Fox Chasing Snowshoe Hare (1982), Hawk Owl and Shrew (2007), etc. 158 pp. 12x9".

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#134582.  CURSE OF THE NARROWS
#134582. CURSE OF THE NARROWS
The Halifax Disaster of 1917.
It’s still the worst catastrophe in Canadian history - over 2,000 people perished. On Dec. 6, 1917, a munitions ship explosion in the Narrows of Halifax harbour destroyed much of the city and caused a tsunami that swept many out to sea. This book captures all the drama and heartbreak. Photos. 355 pp. 6x9".

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#150464. THE CANADIAN IROQUOIS AND THE SEVEN YEARS’ WAR.

An intriguing look at the social and economic impact of this war as the Amerindians and the French conducted "parallel warfare". It was noticeable for cultural conflict as the Iroquois demonstrated their independence by turning from war to diplomacy. Maps, b/w photos, etc. 247 pp. 6x9". Softcover. Previously sold in hardcover.

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#150776. ALONE AGAINST THE NORTH An Expedition into the Unknown.
#150776. ALONE AGAINST THE NORTH An Expedition into the Unknown.

Canadian explorer Adam Shoalts had an obsession: to set foot where no one had ever gone before. Read how he was drawn to the wilderness of the Hudson Bay Lowlands, where his hair-raising adventures led to discoveries that ultimately changed the map of Canada. 296 pp. 6x9".

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#149623. WORTH DYING FOR Canada’s Mission to Train Police in the World’s Failing States.

After the troops move out, the RCMP’s police training mission stays behind and trains local forces. The only journalist ever granted complete access to their missions, Canadian Terry Gould tells of their idealism and courage in Afghanistan, Palestine and Haiti. B/w photos. 299 pp. 6x9".

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#150786. CANOE COUNTRY The Making of Canada.
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#150786. CANOE COUNTRY The Making of Canada.

Aboriginal Canadians, explorers, artist Tom Thomson, filmmaker Bill Mason, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau – canoeists all. Awardwinning Canadian author Roy MacGregor believes the canoe defines us as a nation. He revisits our history to learn the stories it has to tell, and share the voices of those who made the canoe our first, and still favourite, way to get around. B/w photos. 299 pp. 6x9".

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#150470. TIME BOMB Canada and the First Nations.

Is a catastrophic confrontation between Canada’s indigenous and non-indigenous communities inevitable? Retired Canadian Armed Forces officer Douglas Bland presents strong reasons why grievances, prejudice and other factors could force an explosive response to this troubling question, and the importance of acting together to prevent that. 231 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#150381. UNACCOUNTABLE Truth and Lies on Parliament Hill.
#150381. UNACCOUNTABLE Truth and Lies on Parliament Hill.

Kevin Page was appointed by the Harper Conservatives to serve as Canada’s first parliamentary budget officer. Vilified by his own government when he attempted to scrutinize their spending, his term was not renewed. His whistle-blowing account examines how political agenda suppresses truthful financial analysis. 216 pp. 6x9".

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