One (hundred and fifty) for the History Books (Pt. 1: 1600-1910)

One (hundred and fifty) for the History Books (Pt. 1: 1600-1910)
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A selection of history titles for Canada's sesquicentennial year. #Canada150 View books in this list

Exploring Old Quebec

By Maude Bonenfant

Quebec is one of the most visited cities in North America, for good reason--it has a unique charm. A romantic city, it attracts lovers as well as families and tourists interested in history. In 1985 UNESCO named Quebec a World Heritage Site. It is the only city in either Canada ... Read more

The History of Montreal

By Paul-Andre Linteau
Translated by Peter McCambridge

This book tells the fascinating story of Montreal, Canada, from prehistoric time through the 21st century. From the Iroquoian community of Hochelaga to the bustling economic metropolis that Montreal has become, this account describes the social, economic, political, and cultural ... Read more

Jeremiah Bancroft at Fort Beauséjour and Grand-Pré

By Jonathan Fowler, & Earle Lockerby

In 1755, Jeremiah Bancroft enlisted to fight against the French Empire in North America. Embarking from Boston that April with 2,000 of his countrymen, his attention was focused on the objective of capturing Fort Beauséjour at Chignecto, located on the present-day border between ... Read more

Uncharted Waters

By Jim McDowell

Jim McDowell’s new biography of the little-known Spanish explorer José María Narváez, reveals his significant discoveries during the European exploration of what is now Canada’s Pacific Northwest Coast. Narváez was the first European to investigate a Russian fur-trading outpost ... Read more

If This Is Freedom

By Gloria Ann Wesley

If This Is Freedom continues the story of struggle for Loyalist settlers in Nova Scotia after the American Revolutionary War. In the black settlement of Birchtown, times are especially hard for the former slaves. They face the difficulties of a hardscrabble existence and continued ... Read more

Life and Times of Captain N., The

By Douglas Glover

Douglas Glover's acclaimed novel The Life and Times of Captain N. is now available in a GLE Library edition. Originally published by McClelland & Stewart, the novel was acclaimed by the most respected critics in Canada and the US, and compelled The Toronto Star's Philip Marchand ... Read more

When Eagles Call

By Susan Dobbie

In this historical novel, Susan Dobbie takes us inside the world of Kimo Kanui, a young Kanaka man who leaves his native Hawaii in the early nineteenth century at a time when thousands of his people were leaving to find work abroad. Dobbie portrays Kimo signing on with the Hudson's ... Read more

River of Gold

By Susan Dobbie

In this sequel to the best-selling novel When Eagles Call, two Hawaiian labourers - Kimo Kanui and his friend Moku - end their contract with the Hudson's Bay Company in For Langley and trek north to join the great Cariboo gold rush of the early 1860s. Along with a black man ... Read more