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Bill Sherk Behind the Wheel 3-Book Bundle: 60 Years Behind the Wheel / I'll Never Forget My First Car / Old Car Detective

by Bill Sherk

The rubber meets the road in Bill Sherk’s well-loved series of automotive books, a must-read for fans of classic and, er, “classic” cars. Includes 60 Years Behind the Wheel: From rumble seats and running broads to power tops and tailfins, Bill Sherk captures the thrill of motoring in Canada from the dawn of the twentieth century to 1960. Old Car Detective: Canada’s very own "Old Car Detective" Bill Sherk presents 80 of his favourite stories from all 10 provinces, spanning the years from 1925 to 1965. I’ll Never Forget My First Car: Bill Sherk describes in vivid detail the trials and tribulations of those brave souls who threw caution to the wind and money down the drain: They went out and bought their very first cars.

Thaddeus Lewis Mysteries 5-Book Bundle: On the Head of a Pin / Sowing Poison / 47 Sorrows / The Burying Ground / Wishful Seeing

by Janet Kellough

The first four novels of the Thaddeus Lewis Mystery series, with the inimitable Lewis, saddlebag preacher and reluctant sleuth. During the wild era before Confederation, and with the mysterious death of his daughter Sarah hanging over him, he finds himself investigating other troubling deaths and shining a light on darkness in pre-Confederation Canada. And his list of suspects is growing … “A four-star selection that will be loved by all mystery fans.” — Suspense Magazine “Kellough does a fine job of bringing life to the times and to her ministerial hero on horseback.” — The National Post Includes: Wishful Seeing — Thaddeus Lewis Mystery #5 (NEW!) Thaddeus doesn’t have the purest motives for defending a married woman accused of murder. Enlisting his granddaughter and a wet-behind-the-ears lawyer, he discovers a fraud that threatens the future of the whole county. The Burying Ground — Thaddeus Lewis Mystery #4 Thaddeus reunites with an old friend in less-than-cheerful circumstances to catch a grave robber who is preying on a vagrants’ cemetery and stealing more than bodies. The two soon find themselves entangled in a mystery that stretches back to the typhus epidemic of 1847, and the legacy of a scandal many would prefer left buried. 47 Sorrows — Thaddeus Lewis Mystery #3 In 1847 “Black” 100,000 Irish emigrants are fleeing to Canada. When a corpse washes up naked but for a small green ribbon, the mystery exposes a vendetta that began in Ireland. Sowing Poison — Thaddeus Lewis Mystery #2 The wife of a vanished man begins to hold seances for villagers, claiming she can contact the dead. Thaddeus’s ethical objections propel him on a twisted path. On the Head of a Pin — Thaddeus Lewis Mystery #1 With a serial killer loose in Upper Canada, Lewis must track the culprit across a colony convulsed by invasion and fear. His only clues are a Book of Proverbs and a small painted pin left with the victims.

Weird Stories Gone Wrong 3-Book Bundle: Carter and the Curious Maze / Myles and the Monster Outside / Jake and the Giant Hand

by Philippa Dowding

They’re troubling. They’re bizarre. And they JUST might be true. They’re Weird Stories Gone Wrong. Here are three spectacularly spooky books from acclaimed children’s author Philippa Dowding that will have you wondering about tall tales, giant flies, and mysterious monsters in the dark. Includes Jake and the Giant Hand Jake doesn’t really believe a giant’s hand was found in a field near his grandfather’s farm, but when Jake begins noticing giant flies buzzing around and Grandpa says the basement is off-limits, he doesn’t know what to believe. Myles and the Monster Outside 2016/2017 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award — Shortlisted A series of creepy events follow Myles and his family one rainy night as they move across the country. But the scariest thing has to be the misty, red-eyed figure that won’t leave them alone. Carter and the Curious Maze Carter discovers a creepy maze at the fair and travels farther and farther back in time. How will he ever get back to the present? “A well-crafted horror story with a suspenseful buildup and truly creepy details.” —School Library Journal “Philippa Dowding has cooked up a delicious blend of mystery, humour, and adventure that middle-grade readers are sure to devour!” —Richard Scarsbrook (Author of The Monkey-Face Chronicles)

Erland Lee Museum: Inside Hamilton's Museums

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 Erland Lee Museum, which stands as an excellent example of Ontario Gothic Revival architecture and serves as the birthplace of the Women's Institute movement. John Goddard takes us on a detailed tour of the historic home, providing fascinating historical background and insight.

Joseph Brant Museum: Inside Hamilton's Museums

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 Burlington's Joseph Brant Museum, which commemorates the Mohawk leader Thayendanegea, or Joseph Brant, who built his home on a site bordering modern-day Hamilton. John Goddard takes us on a detailed tour of the historic home, providing fascinating historical background and insight.

Battlefield House Museum and Park: Inside Hamilton's Museums

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 1813 Battle of Stoney Creek that stopped the American army from capturing Upper Canada. John Goddard takes us on a detailed tour of the historic house and gardens, offering historical background to the battle and into the lives of James and Mary Gage.

Griffin House and Fieldcote Museum: Inside Hamilton's Museums

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 two sites, Griffin House and the Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum. Griffin House honours one of Ancaster's earliest black settlers, Enerals Griffin, and pays tribute to the black slaves from the United States who fled to freedom in Upper Canada. Fieldcote Museum was built as private home and now functions as a gallery for exhibitions alternating between local history and the visual arts. John Goddard takes us on a detailed tour of the historic homes and gardens, providing fascinating historical background and insight.

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology: Inside Hamilton's Museums

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 Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, which displays the wondrous twin waterworks engines that supplied the City of Hamilton with fresh, safe drinking water. John Goddard takes us on a detailed tour of the dignified limestone building, providing fascinating historical background and insight into the waterworks.

Whitehern Historic House and Garden: Inside Hamilton's Museums

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 Whitehern historic home and garden, which comes with three generations' worth of family possessions — everything from antique furniture to paintings, photographs, diaries, letters, and old toys. John Goddard takes us on a detailed tour of the historic home, providing fascinating historical background and insight into the McQuesten family secrets.

Dundurn National Historic Site: Inside Hamilton's Museums

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 Dundurn Castle, which once stood as the biggest house in British North America and reflected the outsized personality of its builder, Sir Allan Napier MacNab. Of Hamilton's museums, Dundurn Castle ranks as the biggest and most famous. The grounds host the Hamilton Military Museum, which specializes in the War of 1812. John Goddard takes us on a detailed tour of the historic home, providing fascinating historical background and insight.

The Secrets We Keep

by Deb Loughead

First she blamed herself. Now she doesn’t know who to trust. When Kit disappeared at a party and was found drowned in the quarry the next day, Clem knew who to point the finger at: herself. She was the last person to see him alive, the last person who could have helped. If she had just kept a closer eye on him instead of her crush, Jake, maybe Kit would still be here. She knows she made a mistake, and wishes she could just forget about it — but Clem’s friend Ellie says she’ll expose Clem’s secret if she doesn’t play along with Ellie’s lies. Jake seems to have his own difficult secrets, and when he and Clem start to talk, they make a plan to help themselves move on. But when an unexpected discovery at the quarry makes everyone question what they thought they knew, Clem and Jake decide it’s up to them to uncover the truth.

The Man Who Carried Cash: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, and the Making of an American Icon

by Julie Chadwick

The unlikely, rocky relationship between an American country superstar and his straightlaced Canadian manager. Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul. The Man Who Carried Cash chronicles a relationship that was both volatile and affectionate between Johnny Cash and his manager, Saul Holiff. From roadside taverns to the roaring crowds at Madison Square Garden, from wrecked cars and jail cells all the way to the White House, the story of Johnny and Saul is a portrait of two men from different worlds who were more alike than either cared to admit. Saul handled the bookings and the no-shows, the divorce and the record deals, drugs, overdoses, and arrests. He was there for the absolute worst of times, but also for the best: Carnegie Hall, Folsom Prison, “A Boy Named Sue,” and Cash’s hit television series. But in 1973, at the zenith of Cash’s career, Saul quit. Until now, no one knew why.

Aviation Pioneers of Canada 7-Book Bundle: Brace for Impact / Air Canada / and 5 more

by Peter Pigott

The Aviation Pioneers of Canada 7-Book Bundle presents the high-flying insight of Peter Pigott, in a special collection chronicling the aviators, aircraft, and drama of over a century of Canadian flight. From the Avro Arrow and the Silver Dart to the adventurers and visionaries who pushed Canadian airways to new heights, Pigott covers it all with his trademark breezy style and incredible historical photographs. Includes Brace for Impact: Air Crashes and Aviation Safety Air Canada: The History Flying Canucks: Famous Canadian Aviators Flying Canucks II On Canadian Wings: A Century of Flight Taming the Skies: A Celebration of Canadian Flight Wings Across Canada: An Illustrated History of Canadian Aviation

Sophie Mallory Series 3-Book Bundle: Sophie's Rebellion / Sophie's Treason / Sophie's Exile

by Beverley Boissery

Follow Sophie Mallory’s adventures during the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1838 as she’s taken prisoner by rebels and must save her imprisoned father. Three acclaimed chapter books by historian and author Beverley Boissery are collected in this special three-book bundle! Includes: Sophie’s Rebellion Rebellion becomes personal for American Sophie Mallory when she’s taken prisoner during a visit to Lower Canada in 1838 but then she is befriended by a young rebel. Sophie’s Treason Following the 1838 rebellion in Lower Canada, with her father missing and his brother arrested, Sophie and Luc must use ingenuity and courage to secure a bright future. Sophie’s Exile In the aftermath of the 1838 Rebellion in Lower Canada, Sophie Mallory sets sail to be with her father, wrongfully convicted of treason and deported to Australia.

B.J. Bayle's Historical Fiction 4-Book Bundle: Red River Crossing / Shadow Riders / Battle Cry at Batoche / Perilous Passage

by B. J. Bayle

This special four-book collection features stories of bravery and courage about early settlers and their relationships with the indigenous peoples of Canada. B.J. Bayle's young adult fiction brings Canada's past alive on the page. Includes: Red River Rising In 1813, Angus, a young Scot, and his family endure hardships as they attempt to start a new life in Canada. As they struggle to survive, they find themselves caught up in the rivalry between two fur-trading empires. Shadow Riders In 1874 Rob McCann and his adopted Native brother Luke frantically chase after the thieves who have stolen their horses and wounded their father. They seek out the help of the North-West Mounted Police, and as Colonel George French attempts to escort the boys home, the brothers tag along with the NWMP men on an 800-mile journey. Battle Cry at Batoche Ben Muldoon witnesses the struggle of the Metis and Cree in the Saskatchewan River Valley in 1885. He is caught between his loyalty to a friend and the authority of an uncle. Perilous Passage In 1809, Peter, a victim of amnesia, embarks on a series of amazing adventures with David Thompson, soon to become a famous explorer and mapmaker.

Astrid Taim's Almaguin Chronicles 2-Book Bundle: Almaguin / Almaguin Chronicles

by Astrid Taim

The Almaguin Highlands, an extensive territory covering a 90 kilometre corridor from Huntsville, north to Callander, west to Dunchurch, and east to the Algonquin Park border, is a land rich with lakes, rivers, and a lively history. Once considered as a site for a First Nations Reserve in the early 1800s, Almaguin became a centre for lumbering and ultimately a year-round mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. This 2-book bundle is Astrid Taim's definitive guide to the region and its heritage. Almaguin: A Highland History offers a wide range of stories from the opening of the area by colonization roads to the first vessels on the Magnetawan River and the courage of the early pioneers. Included are community histories of the many towns, villages, and ghost towns of today; profiles of colourful personalities; as well as interesting and amusing tales of these rugged early times. Almaguin Chronicles explores the relationship between lumbering and settlement throughout the Parry Sound District — the last frontier of this part of Ontario. Throughout, rare archival photographs and excerpts from unpublished memoirs augment the text.

How Different It Was: Canadians at the Time of Confederation

by Michael J. Goodspeed

An enthralling exploration of the lifestyles, ideas, habits, organizations, customs, fears, and aspirations of Canadians in the age of Confederation. Too often we think of Victorian Canada as dull. We imagine our ancestors as sepia-tinged, dour, excruciatingly respectable figures sitting stiffly in over-decorated parlours. In How Different It Was, Michael J. Goodspeed changes all that, bringing to life the tumult and enthusiasm of ordinary and unconventional Canadians — from across the country and every walk of life — in an extraordinary time. The political manoeuvring and power struggles of the decades when Canada was emerging as a nation are well known, but we are less familiar with the lives and circumstances of everyday Canadians in the Confederation era. How Different It Was vividly brings to life the lifestyles, attitudes, habits, and mindset of a colourful generation of Canadians who were, in so many ways, so different from our own.

The Way It Is: The Life of Greg Curnoe

by James King

The long-awaited biography of one of Canada’s most intriguing and beguiling artists. Do artists really thrive in big cities, or do they just learn to imitate New York? Is it a contradiction for an artist to be fiercely local and profoundly identified with international art movements? If the brilliant colourist and regionalist pioneer Greg Curnoe stood for any one thing, it was making trouble. An intriguing rebel throughout his life, he challenged ideas about what art should be, and pushed it in radical new directions — including away from Toronto, a city he rejected while succeeding masterfully in its galleries. His untimely death in 1992 cut short a career of constant reinvention. This first biography of Curnoe recaptures in vivid detail the public and personal life of an iconoclast who was called a “walking autobiography,” as his work seemed to document his endless struggle against many of the core tenets of the art of his time. An anti-establishment firebrand and a fierce opponent of American dominance in Canadian culture, Curnoe, in his conceptual practice, constructed a stunning body of work that remains a hallmark in late-twentieth-century Canadian art.

Foreign Voices in the House: A Century of Addresses to Canada's Parliament by World Leaders

by J. Patrick Boyer

Unique views from John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Indira Gandhi, and dozens of other world leaders reveal Canada and Canadians through their eyes. During the First World War, foreign leaders began addressing Canadians in our House of Commons and, ever since, have continued influencing how we think about our role in global affairs. For a century now, this parade of world figures has brought urgent messages about Canada’s importance in world wars, the United Nations, Cold War security, decolonization and modernization, advancing human rights, environmental conservation, and combating terrorism. All of the foreign leaders addressing Canada’s parliament sought to forge new partnerships between their own countries and ours in a rapidly evolving global context. Over the decades these speeches chart the stunning transformation of international affairs and Canada’s place in the world. No other source provides a complete record of this body of high-level oratory, gathered here for the first time in Foreign Voices in the House.

Don Mills: From Forests and Farms to Forces of Change

by Scott Kennedy

How Toronto’s own city farms were crowded out First settled in the early nineteenth century, the area now known as Don Mills retained its rural character until the end of the Second World War. After the war, population growth resulted in pressure to develop the area around Toronto and, in a relatively short time, the landscape of Don Mills was irreparably altered. Today, the farms are all gone, as are almost all of the barns and farmhouses. Fields and forests have been replaced by the industries, homes, and shops of Canada’s “first subdivision.” In Don Mills: From Forests and Farms to Forces of Change, author Scott Kennedy remembers Don Mills as it was and takes great care to make sure that the farms and farmers are not forgotten.

Dundurn Railroad 6-Book Bundle: Rails Over the Mountains / Rails to the Atlantic / Rails Across Ontario / and 3 more

by Ron Brown

A must for any Canadian railroad aficionado, this special bundle gathers six books in one for a can’t-miss retrospective of the nation’s railway history. Rails Over the Mountains Explore western Canada’s rich railway history, travelling from the grand railway hotels and rustic stations to relive a time when trains used to rumble in the West. Rails to the Atlantic Explore eastern Canada’s railway heritage, including stations from the late 1850s, grand hotels, bridges, and roundhouses. The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore Once the lifeblood of Canada, railways and heritage stations are a fading part of the patrimony of communities across the nation. Rails Across Ontario Train buffs and history lovers now have a book that explores the heritage of Ontario’s railways, from its oldest stations to its highest bridges, most glamorous hotels and historic train rides. Rails Across the Prairies Canada’s rail lines were pivotal in establishing the icons that mark today’s landscape: massive bridges, sentinel-like grain elevators, pattern-book wayside stations. In Search of the Grand Trunk Discover the legacy and lore of Ontario’s railway era by exploring the lost and abandoned rail lines that once were essential to the province’s well-being.

Canadian Railways 2-Book Bundle: Passenger and Merchant Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways / Great Western Railway of Canada

by David R.P. Guay

Transportation history buffs rejoice. Ride the rails and the waves in this special two-book collection on the great railways from Canada’s past. Passenger and Merchant Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways The first detailed account of the rise and fall of the maritime branches of two of Canada’s great transcontinental railways of the early twentieth century: the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern. Great Western Railway of Canada It was one of the great railways that opened up Canada, and played a huge role in the development of Hamilton, the site of its head offices. Yet the rise and fall of the Great Western Railway has been almost lost to memory. David R.P. Guay provides the authoritative book of a great Canadian railway that history forgot.

Cordi O'Callaghan Mysteries 4-Book Bundle: Crazy Dead / Dying for Murder / Innocent Murderer / and 1 more

by Suzanne F. Kingsmill

Suzanne Kingsmill’s acclaimed murder mysteries, starring quirky zoologist-turned-sleuth Cordi O’Callaghan, is back and better than ever. This special bundle gathers all four books in one. Crazy Dead Struggling to escape the sticky blackness of a clinical depression, zoologist Cordi O’Callaghan is admitted to a psychiatric ward in Toronto. As she slowly recovers, one of the patients goes missing. Cordi must convince a skeptical staff that the woman has been murdered, and solve the case while healing her mind. Dying for Murder When zoologist Cordi O’Callaghan sets off for a remote research station off the coast of South Carolina, she expects to study birdsong in tranquility, but ends up stumbling into a hurricane, and murder. Innocent Murderer Zoology professor Cordi O’Callaghan becomes entangled in the deaths of two of her fellow passengers aboard the Susanna Moodie, a tourist ship in the Canadian Arctic. The fatalities are ruled accidental, but Cordi suspects they’re anything but. Forever Dead Zoology professor Cordi O’Callaghan keeps one stumble ahead of a murderer as she follows a path littered with motives.

Charlie Foxtrot: Fixing Defence Procurement in Canada

by Ferry De Kerckhove Kim Richard Nossal

Defence expert Kim Richard Nossal presents a damning indictment of defence procurement in Canada, and shows how to fix it. Defence procurement in Canada is a mess. New equipment is desperately needed for the Canadian Armed Forces, but most projects are behind schedule, over budget, or both. Not only has mismanagement cost Canadian taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, it has also deprived Canada and the CAF of much-needed military capacity. Successive governments — both Liberal and Conservative — have managed the complexities of defence procurement so poorly that it will take years before the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Canadian Air Force, and the Canadian Army regain the capabilities they need. While new prime ministers invariably come to power promising to fix problems inherited from their predecessors, getting it right has remained frustratingly elusive. Charlie Foxtrot offers a fresh take on this important policy issue. It shows why governments have found it so difficult to equip the CAF efficiently, and offers a set of political prescriptions for fixing defence procurement in Canada.

Royals in Canada 5-Book Bundle: Royal Tours / Fifty Years the Queen / Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother / and 2 more

by Garry Toffoli Arthur Bousfield

Discover the Royal Family as they “go home to Canada.” Collected together are five must-have books on the Royal Family’s relationship with Canada, their tours, and a Canadian perspective on their biographies. Includes: Royal Tours 1786–2010 Fifty Years the Queen Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1900–2002 Royal Observations Royal Spring

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