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Richard J. Grace’s Opium and Empire (Oct 2014 pub date) offers a close look at the lives and careers of two controversial Scottish capitalists, William Jardine and James Matheson. Recognized as giants on the scene at Macao, Canton, and Hong Kong, Jardine and Matheson have often been depicted as one-dimensional villains whose opium commerce … Read More >
In Our Ice is Vanishing, Shelley Wright follows the history of the Canadian presence in the Arctic and shares her own journey in recollections and photographs, presenting the far North as few people have seen it. The following is an excerpt about her motivations for writing the book.
There are many books and articles dealing with climate … Read More >
Please join us for the TORONTO launch of:
A memoir by John Dunning, with Bill Brownstein
When: September 11th, 6:30 pm
Where: Ben McNally Books
Admission is free and everyone is welcome!
Bill Brownstein was on Montreal’s CJAD 800 with Dave Fisher to discuss the memoir where Dunning, in forthright and charming fashion, … Read More >
The University of Guelph International Development Speaker Series, in collaboration with MQUP and The Bookshelf, is delighted to host the book launch & lecture for Stephen Henighan’s Sandino’s Nation: Ernesto Cardenal and Sergio Ramírez Writing Nicaragua, 1940-2012.
Ernesto … Read More >
Globalization and the shifting tectonic plates of the international system have led to an increasingly competitive world. If Canada hopes to gain advantage from the dramatic developments underway, Derek Burney and Fen Hampson argue it will have to aggressively adapt its foreign and domestic policies or accept being left behind.
Nancy J. Turner, Distinguished Professor and Hakai Professor of Ethnoecology at the University of Victoria, is a guest blogger on the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences ASPP Blog discussing her highly-anticipated new book, Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge. Here’s an excerpt from her post.
How did people acquire the rich knowledge about their … Read More >
By Shelley Wright
A remarkable and moving journey through Arctic history into an uncertain future, highlighting Inuit as well as European and Canadian perspectives.
Combining scientific and legal information with political and individual perspectives, Shelley Wright follows the history of the … Read More >