Books tagged: Social History

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

By Simon Falconer

Thousands of Canadian and international military and civilian performers have made the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo the world's largest annual indoor show. First performed in Halifax in 1979 to mark the visit of the Queen Mother for the International Gathering of the ... Read more

Sir John's Table

By Lindy Mechefske

Winner, Taste Canada Gold Medal for Culinary Narrative

Commemorating the two-hundredth anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth, Sir John's Table is a refreshing look at Canada's first prime minister.

Sir John's Table traverses the colourful life of Macdonald, from his passage ... Read more

SS Atlantic

By Greg Cochkanoff & Bob Chaulk

Winner, Dartmouth Book Award for Non-Fiction, Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing, and Next Generation Indie Book Award, Historical Non-Fiction

It's a cold April night on the high seas. A ship steams quickly towards port. Aboard are wealthy passengers enjoying ... Read more

Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

By Carla Blank & Tania Martin

This book focuses on the lives and works of two of the very first women of European American ancestry to practice architecture in North America during the 19th century. Mother Joseph du Sacré-Coeur, a Sister of Providence—born Esther Pariseau, in St. Elzéar, Quebec—is ... Read more

Summers in St. Andrews

By Willa Walker

Summertime in late 19th-century St. Andrews was more than a vacation by the sea, it was a lifestyle. "Discovered" by a wealthy few who felt the need for a seaside retreat, the town soon became a haven for the elite seeking respite from the heat of the sweltering cities throughout ... Read more

The Ballad of Jacob Peck

By Debra Komar

Shortlisted, Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing

On a frigid February evening in 1805, Amos Babcock brutally murdered Mercy Hall. Believing that he was being instructed by God, Babcock stabbed and disembowelled his own sister, before dumping her lifeless ... Read more

The Bastard of Fort Stikine

By Debra Komar

Winner, Canadian Authors Award for Canadian History, Jeanne Clarke Memorial Local History Award, and Prince Edward Island Book Award for Non-Fiction

Is it possible to reach back in time and solve an unsolved murder, more than 170 years after it was committed?

Just after midnight ... Read more

The Invisibles

By James E. Candow

During the tumultuous and often violent election riots of 1861, members of the Royal Newfoundland Companies opened fire on a crowd of rioters, killing three and wounding several others. In the sobering aftermath, a compromise evolved that would shape Newfoundland politics and ... Read more