Books tagged: General & World History

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Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence

By Jonathan Manthorpe

“This global affairs veteran has carved out a solid, mature path, including for ‘flawed democracies’ like the U. S. We’d all be wise to follow. ” — Vancouver Sun

From the author of the Claws of the Panda, a Globe and Mail bestseller, Restoring Democracy is quite literally ... Read more

Stepping Out

Edited by Nancy Marrelli

The Paris of North America. So Montreal was known from the 1920s to the early 1950s?a glamorous wide open city with a lively jazz and nightclub scene. In this pre-television era, people of all ages "stepped out" at night for fun and entertainment. They went to clubs to socialize, ... Read more

The Donnellys: Massacre, Trial and Aftermath, 1880–1916

By John Little

 

A story made all the more shocking because it’s true.

In 1880, an organized mob of the Donnellys’ enemies murder four family members and burn their house to the ground. Another sibling is shot to death in a house a short distance away. William Donnelly and a teenage boy ... Read more

The Donnellys: Powder Keg, 1840–1880

By John Little

 

A violent family living in violent times.

In the 1840s, the Donnelly family immigrates from Ireland to the British province of Canada. Almost immediately problems develop as the patriarch of the family is sent to the Kingston Penitentiary for manslaughter, leaving his wife ... Read more