Books tagged: History Of The Americas

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A Portrait of Canada’s Parliament

By William McElligott
Edited by Lyette Fortin
Foreword by Adrienne Clarkson

 

A stunning visual exploration of Canada’s most recognized building accompanied by a comprehensive study of its history, in a coffee-table worthy volume.

The Centre Block, the iconic parliament building that has come to be Canada’s foremost representation, was closed in ... Read more

Alberta

By Robert Kroetsch
Edited by Rudy Wiebe
Photographs by Harry Savage

Robert Kroetsch captures the beauty of this province in this endearing documentation of his Alberta experience—from the dinosaur digs in the Badlands to the Calgary Stampede to the site of Big Bear’s prophetic vision of kd lang’s hometown, Stettler.

All of Baba's Children

By Myrna Kostash
Edited by George Melnyk

The story of one woman’s personal discovery of her Canadian-Ukrainian cultural origins and the impact of that invigorating discovery on her life. A must-read for those interested in the history of all the peoples who helped shape and enrich Canada with their unique cultures. ... Read more

Along the Shore

By Jane Fairburn

 

Along the Shore examines the Toronto waterfront, past and present, through the lens of four lakefront communities and districts — the Scarborough shore (including the Bluffs), the Beach, the Island, and the Lakeshore (New Toronto, Mimico, Humber Bay, and Long Branch). Each ... Read more

Anna, Like Thunder

By Peggy Herring

In 1808, the Russian Ship St. Nikolai ran aground off the Olympic Peninsula; this novel is based on this astounding historical event and the lives of the people affected.

In 1808, eighteen-year-old Anna Petrovna Bulygina is aboard the Russian ship St. Nikolai when it runs aground ... Read more

Back to the Red Road

By Florence Kaefer & Edward Gamblin

In June 1967, Norway House Indian Residential School of Manitoba closed its doors after a somewhat questionable past. In 1954, when Florence Kaefer was just nineteen, she accepted a job as a teacher at Norway House. Unaware of the difficult conditions the students were enduring, ... Read more

Battlefield House Museum and Park

By John Goddard

Inside Hamilton’s Museums helps to satisfy a growing curiosity about Canada’s steel capital as it evolves into a post-industrial city and cultural destination. In this special excerpt we visit Battlefield House Museum and Park, which commemorates the British victory at the ... Read more

Before We Lost the Lake

By Chad Reimer

For thousands of years, the broad expanse between Sumas and Vedder Mountains east of Vancouver lay under water, forming the bed of Sumas Lake. As recently as a century ago, the lake's shores stood four miles across and six miles long. During yearly high water, the lake spilled ... Read more