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By David Dilks. 2005
Winston Churchill's connection with Canada ("the Great Dominion", as he called it) spanned more than half a century: at Winnipeg… he heard the news of Queen Victoria's death, in Ottawa in the dark days of 1941 he proclaimed his confidence in victory, and in 1952 had to concede that the result of victory had been far less satisfying than he had wished. No other Commonwealth country sparked such detailed knowledge or lifelong interest. 2005.
Depicts an exception among wealthy British women in the early twentieth century. Describes her knowledge of Arabic, Mesopotamian geography, and… tribal politics, which made her instrumental in the emergence of Iraq as a nation. The dream of marriage and children eluded her, but her published books and role in Middle East history are her legacy. 1996.
By Lynne Withey. 1981
Abigail Adams was the wife and confidante of one of the early Presidents of the United States, John Adams. She… accompanied her husband on diplomatic missions to Europe and to many political functions. Although bound by the eighteenth century concept of the essentially domestic role of women, Abigail was a firm believer in equal education and status for women. 1981.
By Edmund S Morgan. 2009
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian compiles seventeen essays he penned over a span of nearly seventy years that portray aspects of American… Puritanism. Covers politicians William Penn and George Washington, religious leader Anne Hutchinson, and accused witches Giles Cory and Mary Easty. 2009.
By Robert Morgan. 2008
By Margaret Horsfield. 1999
For 70 years, Cougar Annie lived in the rainforest of Vancouver Island. A pioneer settler, she cleared the land, operated… a nursery, a store, and a post office. She transformed the forest into a garden and fended off the prowling cougars, earning herself the nickname "Cougar". She remained in her garden until her death in her mid-90s. 1999.
By Florida Town. 2004
Sixty years ago, Britannia was the home of the largest copper mine in the British Empire, where several thousand people… lived in its two main communities ; the Beach and the Townsite. Although it was a scant 50 km. from Vancouver, it was completely isolated, accessible only by boat. Today, few know what a vibrant community it once was. 2004.
By J. Rives Childs. 1988
Casanova's renown as a sexual athlete obscured his significance as a social historian of his age. This biography portrays him… not only as a lover, but as a writer, gambler, musician, financier, soldier, and diplomat. 1988.
By Henry Blyth. 1972
By John Toland. 1997
Memoir of a historian who witnessed some of the twentieth century's significant events and interviewed many of its central figures.… Recounts his adventures riding the rails as a hobo during the depression and his years in uniform during World War II. Violence. 1997.
By Thea Holme. 1979
By Adrian Keith Goldsworthy. 2006
Biography of Caius Julius Caesar (c. 100-44 B.C.E.) uses original documents to detail Caesar's military role and political strategies, his… dictatorship, and the fall of the Roman Republic. Portrays Caesar's womanizing and family affairs before his assassination on the Ides of March, which led to civil war. 2006.
By John Burke. 1972
A candid exploration into the legend of William F. Cody. The author debunks some of the extravagant claims, but he… readily grants the hero the physical skills that made him famous. 1972.
By Jhan Robbins. 1980
By Donald H Akenson. 1990
In 1845, Eliza McCormack and her family left Ireland to escape the great famine. In Canada, Eliza eventually gave up… her female identity to become John White, a prominent politician who was a Member of Parliament from 1871 to 1887.
By Robert Lacey. 1983
By E. W Ives. 1986
Anne's marriage to King Henry VIII was possible only after his divorce from Katherine of Aragon which precipitated England's break… with the Roman Catholic Church. Her "thousand days" reign as Queen ended in her trial and execution. 1986.
By Virginia Hamilton. 1988
In 1854, Anthony Burns, an escaped slave from Virginia, was captured in Boston and arrested under the Fugitive Slave Act… of 1850. His trial polarized the city and caused a national furor among abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Act. Junior and senior high and older readers. c1988.
By S. K Tillyard. 1994
A former university professor draws upon thousands of letters between the Lennox sisters, daughters of the second duke of Richmond,… to depict the lives of the rich and wellborn. Included are details of everyday life, stories of marriages and affairs, and accounts of births and deaths. Family members pursue personal goals within the confines of conventional propriety. 1994.
By Lillian F Gates. 1988
This book on William Lyon Mackenzie's later life looks at the period 1838-1849, his years of exile in the United… States. In 1849, he was granted amnesty and returned to Canada where he died in 1861.