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Maestro of Science: Omond McKillop Solandt and Government Science in War and Hostile Peace, 1939-1956
Maestro of Science: Omond McKillop Solandt and Government Science in War and Hostile Peace, 1939-1956
By Jason S. Ridler

Jason S. Ridler draws on interviews and declassified records to paint a vivid picture of the influence and achievements of a Canadian leader in Cold War military research.

Available Oct 2015
Escape from the Staple Trap: Canadian Political Economy after Left Nationalism
Escape from the Staple Trap: Canadian Political Economy after Left Nationalism
By Paul Kellogg

Escape from the Staple Trap is a powerful critique of the dominant trend in Canadian political economy since the 1970s.

Available Oct 2015
A Short History of the State in Canada
A Short History of the State in Canada
By E.A. Heaman

A Short History of the State in Canada is a valuable introduction to the topic for political scientists, historians, and anyone interested in Canada’s past and present.

Available Oct 2015
Within and Without the Nation: Canadian History as Transnational History
Within and Without the Nation: Canadian History as Transnational History
Edited by Karen Dubinsky, Adele Perry, and Henry Yu

Moving beyond well-known comparisons with Britain and the United States, the fifteen essays in this collection connect Canada with Latin America, the Caribbean, and the wider Pacific world, as well as with other parts of the British Empire.

Available Oct 2015
Donald Creighton: A Life in History
Donald Creighton: A Life in History
By Donald Wright

Through his virtuoso research into Creighton’s own voluminous papers, Donald Creighton captures the twentieth-century transformation of English Canada through the life and times of one of its leading intellectuals.

Available Aug 2015
Civic Symbol: Creating Toronto's New City Hall, 1952-1966
Civic Symbol: Creating Toronto's New City Hall, 1952-1966
By Christopher Armstrong
Foreword by John Sewell

Lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs, plans, and drawings, Civic Symbol is the essential history of this iconic Canadian building.

Available Aug 2015
Highland Shepherd: James MacGregor, Father of the Scottish Enlightenment in Nova Scotia
Highland Shepherd: James MacGregor, Father of the Scottish Enlightenment in Nova Scotia
By Alan Wilson

Alan Wilson brings MacGregor and his surroundings to life, detailing his numerous achievements and establishing his importance to the social, religious, and intellectual history of the Maritimes.

Available Aug 2015
Lions or Jellyfish: Newfoundland-Ottawa Relations since 1957
Lions or Jellyfish: Newfoundland-Ottawa Relations since 1957
By Raymond B. Blake

Written by a noted expert on Newfoundland politics and intergovernmental affairs in Canada, this book studies a vital but frequently overlooked aspect of modern Canadian federalism.

Published Jul 2015
Creating Colonial Pasts: History, Memory, and Commemoration in Southern Ontario, 1860-1980
Creating Colonial Pasts: History, Memory, and Commemoration in Southern Ontario, 1860-1980
By Cecilia Morgan

Creating Colonial Pasts explores the creation of history and memory in Southern Ontario through the experience of its inhabitants, especially those who took an active role in the preservation and writing of Ontario’s colonial past.

Published Jul 2015
Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-electricity during Canada's Second World War
Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-electricity during Canada's Second World War
By Matthew Evenden

Allied Power examines the mobilization of Canadian hydro-electricity during the war and the impact of that wartime expansion on Canada’s power systems, rivers, and politics.

Published Jul 2015