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We are very pleased to have David Williams, author of upcoming Spring 2017 release Milton’s Leveller God, as our guest blogger. His new book takes a look at political evolution in Milton’s epic poems, from feudal monarchy to Leveller-style democracy in heaven and on earth. In his guest blog post, Williams discusses The Crisis of Liberal Democracy.
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If you are looking for a fascinating biography to curl up with over the holidays, An American Princess: The Remarkable Life of Marguerite Chapin Caetani is a great pick!
In An American Princess, Laurie Dennett relates the remarkable story of a New England woman whose wealth, intelligence, and charm took her to the heart of … Read More >
Thank you to everyone who participated in our #ArchitectureonIce contest!
The contest is now closed. We are very pleased to announce the three winners will each receive a copy of Howard Shubert’s Architecture on Ice: A History of the Hockey Arena. Below is the list of winners and their arena memory/experience Tweet!
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For Remembrance Day we have selected a few of our recent military history titles to create a reading list. The list is varied and includes a novel about German occupied Northern France during World War I, a study on combat motivation for Canadian soldiers during WWII, the stories and memories of those in Newfoundland during WWII and more!
Canadian Geographic senior editor Harry Wilson, ran a wonderful review recently for Philip J. Hatfield’s new book Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World.
For the full review as well as to see images and an excerpt from the book be sure to visit the Canadian Geographic website.
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Congratulations to Mary Anne Poutanen for winning the Prix Lionel-Groulx 2016 for her book Beyond Brutal Passions: Prostitution in Early Nineteenth-Century Montreal. Awarded by the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française, the prize recognizes the best scholarly book on the history of French America. Mary Anne joins MQUP author Brian Young, whose book Patrician Families and the … Read More >
We’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of George Cartwright’s Labrador Companion in order to do this blog post! Edited by Marianne P. Stopp, this fascinating book presents several newly discovered Cartwright manuscripts that document his experiences operating a series of merchant stations in southern Labrador between 1770 and 1786.
Although his focus is firmly on instruction in … Read More >
Rita Bode and Lesley D. Clement’s L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys was reviewed in last week’s Times Literary Supplement! The full review appears on page 9 of the print issue, and is also accessible online for TLS subscribers.
Here is a brief excerpt from Faye Hammill’s review:
Not of Green Gables
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This past June, Truth and Reconciliation commissioner Dr. Marie Wilson delivered the keynote at the Annual General Meeting for the Association of Canadian Publishers. In her keynote she shared her reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and provided some suggestions with publishers about how they might advance reconciliation through their work.
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Russell A. Potter’s new book Finding Franklin, was recently reviewed by the National Post. The review came out just days before the discovery of the HMS Terror which has since fuelled Franklin fever in the news and with Franklin enthusiasts around the world!
Below is an excerpt from the review.