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Lighthouses And Keepers: The U.s. Lighthouse Service And Its Legacy
Lighthouses And Keepers
The U.s. Lighthouse Service And Its Legacy
Paperback      ISBN: 1591146267
Includes historical information on lighthouses and their keepers; looks at the appearance of these structures in paintings and photographs and their appeal as tourist attractions; and includes real stories of wrecks, rescues, ghosts, and tending the lights
The Dominion Of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000
The Dominion Of War
Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670033707
A reinterpretation of the development of the United States argues that warfare has played a leading role in shaping North America throughout the past five hundred years, in a history that focuses on the lives of eight men including George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and Colin Powell. 40,000 first printing.
They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School
They Called Me Number One
Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School
Paperback      ISBN: 0889227411
Xat’sull Chief Bev Sellars spent her childhood in a church-run residential school whose aim it was to ?civilize
Class Warfare
Class Warfare
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1551524287
A remarkable story collection about the radical anti-establishment of the 1970s by the late D.M. Fraser, one of Canada's most underappreciated writers. Comprised of assertive missives and richly hued character studies, Class Warfare is a gloriously written call to arms firmly rooted in the politics and culture of the 1970s; a paean to the disenfranchised about the possibilities of "the sweetness of life." First published in 1976 but never before released in the United States, Class Warfare includes an introduction by Arsenal Pulp Press' co-founder Stephen Osborne. D.M. Fraser was Arsenal Pulp Press' editor until his death in 1985 at age thirty-eight. We would have slept forever, if it had been possible; but it was not possible. The noise of gunfire woke us. The siren in the street, the crack of truncheon on skull, the groaning of muscle and crashing of blood, in all the unrewarded labours of the world, woke us. The shouts of the dying penetrated into that sleep, dragged us half-blind and staggering out of the lovely dreams, the sheltered nests we thought were ours by right, into this wakefulness, this cold and unforgiving daylight. There was no other choice.
Montreal Metropolis, 1880-1930
Montreal Metropolis, 1880-1930
Paperback      ISBN: 0773759743
Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada's Arctic
Beyond the Trees
A Journey Alone Across Canada's Arctic
Hardcover      ISBN: 0735236836
A thrilling odyssey through an unforgiving landscape, from "Canada's greatest living explorer." In the spring of 2017, Adam Shoalts, bestselling author and adventurer, set off on an unprecedented solo journey across North America's greatest wilderness. A place where, in our increasingly interconnected, digital world, it's still possible to wander for months without crossing a single road, or even see another human being. Between his starting point in Eagle Plains, Yukon Territory, to his destination in Baker Lake, Nunavut, lies a maze of obstacles: shifting ice floes, swollen rivers, fog-bound lakes, and gale-force storms. And Shoalts must time his departure by the breakup of the spring ice, then sprint across nearly 4,000 kilometers of rugged, wild terrain to arrive before winter closes in. He travels alone up raging rivers that only the most expert white-water canoeists dare travel even downstream. He must portage across fields of jagged rocks that stretch to the horizon, and navigate labyrinths of swamps, tormented by clouds of mosquitoes every step of the way. And the race against the calendar means that he cannot afford the luxuries of rest, or of making mistakes. Shoalts must trek tirelessly, well into the endless Arctic summer nights, at times not even pausing to eat. But his reward is the adventure of a lifetime. Heart-stopping, wonder-filled, and attentive to the majesty of the natural world, Beyond the Trees captures the ache for adventure that afflicts us all.
Native American History: A Chronology of the Vast Achievements of a Culture and Their Links to World Events
Native American History
A Chronology of the Vast Achievements of a Culture and Their Links to World Events
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0345393503
Presented in an illuminating time-line format, this breakthrough resource offers information on events from the construction of the Mississippi pyramids to the contributions of Native Americans to the Allied victory in World War II and beyond. Original.
The World of William Notman: The Nineteenth Century Through a Master Lens
The World of William Notman
The Nineteenth Century Through a Master Lens
Hardcover      ISBN: 0879239395
A giant of 19th-century Canadian photography, Notman with his sons and protegTs established a studio empire that spanned almost 60 years and encompassed 23 studios across the continent. Drawn from hundreds of thousands of images and printed in beautiful 300-line duotone, this selection of 174 images, with accompanying narrative, represents the extraordinary work of the studio as well as the changing face of North America. 9.25x12.5" Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
George Hunter's Canada: Iconic Images from Canada's Most Prolific Photographer
George Hunter's Canada
Iconic Images from Canada's Most Prolific Photographer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0228100011
One of three new titles in the Firefly Books-National Film Board of Canada partnership. "My mission is to show Canadians, and the world, a little of our country. The more they see something of Canada's grandeur and diversity of its people, the more they will appreciate it. I will not rest a minute until my mission is accomplished." -- George Hunter, photographer Nobody took more photos of 20th-century Canada than George Hunter. His photos are in atlases, textbooks, encyclopedias and magazines. They're in galleries, museums and public archives, on old postage stamps and currency. Despite a 70-year career that saw Hunter cross Canada more than 100 times on photographic expeditions, he never achieved widespread fame or critical acclaim. Mostly this is because Hunter was a photographer for hire to commercial entities and the government. His assignments were, ultimately, to document progress. Hunter's catalogue represents a chronology of postwar Canada, beginning with horse-drawn hay wagons and ending with modern semi trailers on multi-lane highways. He captured portraits of Canadians at work, and also became a pilot to further his career. His aerial shots of billowing smokestacks, open-pit mines, newly minted expressways and vast log booms dominate his portfolio, which to modern eyes is equal parts majestic and nostalgic. His is a portrait of a young country maturing into an industrial force; a landscape as shaped by the people. For information on the National Film Board of Canada visit
City of Glass: Douglas Coupland's Vancouver
City of Glass
Douglas Coupland's Vancouver
Paperback      ISBN: 1550548182
Essays and photographs covers life in Vancouver, British Columbia.