One (hundred and fifty) for the History Books (Pt. 3: 1960-2017)

One (hundred and fifty) for the History Books (Pt. 3: 1960-2017)
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A selection of history titles for Canada's sesquicentennial year. #Canada150 View books in this list


By Dennis Foon

Fifteen-year-old Rick Hansen is confident, outgoing, and the star of his high-school basketball team. He has his whole life planned out, until a tragic accident severs his spinal cord, leaving him in a wheelchair. Rick's accident forces him to adapt his positivity to deal with ... Read more

Across Canada by Story

By Douglas Gibson

More adventures from one of Canada’s premier editors and storytellers

Canada is a country rich in stories, and few take as much joy as Douglas Gibson in discovering them. As one of the country’s leading editors and publishers for 40 years, he coaxed modern classics out of ... Read more

aka bpNichol

By Frank Davey

Reflecting on the career of a prominent poet, this biography focuses on Canadian wordsmith Barrie NicholØ­ore commonly known by his pen name, bpNicholØ·ho was a practicing lay psychoanalyst and vice president of one the largest and long-lasting North American communes for ... Read more


By Diane Massicotte
By (photographer) Laurent Cayla
Preface by Céline Dion, & René Angélil

With more than 600 previously unpublished photographs, this book tells the story of Céline Dion through the unique and up-close perspective of photographer Laurent Cayla, revealing also his personal struggles with depression and dependency on alcohol and drugs and the hope ... Read more

The Book of Esther

By Leanna Brodie

It is June 1981: the farm debt crisis. Pride Toronto’s first parade. Everything is changing, including fifteen-year-old Esther, who runs away to the city to escape the family farm. With the help of a brash young hustler and a gay activist who shelters street kids, she confronts ... Read more

Gods of the Hammer

By Geoff Pevere

'Teenage Head changed the face of music in this country. I would not be who I am today without their first record ... In 1979 they were the only band that mattered.’
– Hugh Dillon

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, no Canadian band rocked harder, louder or to more hardcore ... Read more

Have Not Been the Same

By Michael Barclay, Ian A. D. Jack, & Jason Schneider
Foreword by Gordon Downie

Capturing the spirit of Canadian rock from the late 20th century, this history tells the stories of the musicians and bands that made an indelible mark on Canadian culture and the global stage. Regarded by critics and musicians as the definitive history of the era, this massive ... Read more

This Is a Book About the Kids in the Hall

By John Semley

The first book to explore their history, legacy, and influence

This is a book about the Kids in the Hall — the legendary Canadian sketch comedy troupe formed in Toronto in 1984 and best known for the innovative, hilarious, zeitgeist-capturing sketch show The Kids in the Hall ... Read more