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Acadian Driftwood

By Tyler LeBlanc

The untold story of one Acadian family: their experiences following their expulsion and their determination to find home.

Growing up on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Tyler LeBlanc wasn’t fully aware of his family’s Acadian roots — until a chance encounter with an Acadian ... Read more

Aroostook War of 1839

By W.E. (Gary) Campbell

A little-known episode in North America's history, the 1839 Aroostook War was an undeclared war with no actual fighting. It had its roots in the 1793 Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolutionary War but left the border of Maine (then part of Massachusetts) and British ... Read more

Border Cities Powerhouse

By Patrick Brode

Border Cities Powerhouse chronicles one of the most dramatic urban transformations in Canadian history, documenting the shift from modest industry to manufacturing dynamo. The coming of the automobile in 1904 put the Border Cities on the map, sparking a period of explosive growth. ... Read more

D-Day to Carpiquet

By Marc Milner

The brutal battlefields of Europe during World War II were the testing ground for the young men of the 1st Battalion of the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment. On June 6, 1944, the soldiers landed on the coast of France as part of the first wave of the D-Day invasion. After ... Read more

Endless Battle

By Andy Flanagan

Shortlisted, 2018 Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing
Suggested Reading by the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association

Near the end of October 1941, a few hundred soldiers from New Brunswick were among the 1,975 Canadian troops who set sail from Vancouver ... Read more

Fool's Gold

By Jesse Donaldson

Fool's Gold: The Life and Legacy of Vancouver's Official Town Fool is the second release in Jesse Donaldson's 49. 2: Tales from the Off Beat, an ongoing series dedicated to celebrating the eccentric and unusual aspects of Vancouver. In Fool's Gold, Donaldson explores the legacy ... Read more

Fox

By Margaret Sweatman

Fox moves on quick and elegant feet through the terror and exhilaration of Winnipeg's 1919 General Strike, the most turbulent period of the city's history. In a novel of remarkably vivd, kinetic power, the collision of the wealthy and working classes after the First World War ... Read more

Gospel according to Clarence Thomas, The

By Ashis Gupta

The problem with Clarence Thomas is that he can get no satisfaction from the choices he makes in life ? altar boy, a priesthood with the Maryknolls, Yale Law School, Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. All amazing accomplishments for a black boy from Pin Point, Georgia, but ... Read more

Imaginary Line

By Jacques Poitras

Shortlisted, Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing

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 ... Read more

Iron Bars And Bookshelves

By Louisa Blair, Patrick Donovan, and Donald Fyson

The Morrin Centre is at the heart of Quebec City’s history. It once housed Quebec’s common jail, the Presbyterian-run Morrin College, and the scholarly activities of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. Today, it is home to the city’s main English-language cultural ... Read more