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Our listings include dozens of new and recent biographies of notable Canadians.

Featured Titles: Biographies

Our listings include dozens of new and recent biographies of notable Canadians.

Book Reviews

Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page by Sandra Djwa. Reviewed by Mariianne Mays Wiebe.

Reading Lists: Aboriginal history.

Reading List

The diverse history of Canada's Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis peoples are explored in many new and recent books.


Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life
by James Daschuk

Reviewed by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

Hunger, Horses, and Government Men: Criminal Law on the Aboriginal Plains, 1870–1905
by Shelley A.M. Gavigan

Reviewed by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

O.D. Skelton: The Work of the World, 1923-1941
by Norman Hillmer

Reviewed by Tim Cook

Quarantined: Life and Death at William Head Station, 1872–1959
by Peter Johnson

Reviewed by Nelle Oosterom

First Peoples of Canada: Masterworks from the Canadian Museum of Civilization
by Jean-Luc Pilon and Nicholette Prince

Reviewed by Mark Reid

Reel Time: Movie Exhibitors and Movie Audiences in Prairie Canada, 1896 to 1986
by Robert M. Seiler and Tamara P. Seiler

Reviewed by Danelle Cloutier



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