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Red Quarter Moon: A Search for Family in the Shadow of Stalin
Red Quarter Moon: A Search for Family in the Shadow of Stalin
By Anne Konrad
Foreword by Hiroaki Kuromiya

Red Quarter Moon is an enthralling journey into the past that offers a unique look at the lives of ordinary families and individuals in the USSR.

Published Jan 2012
Trickster: An Anthropological Memoir
Trickster: An Anthropological Memoir
By Eileen Kane
"A real page turner. Kane has turned her first fieldwork experience into an engaging 'Margaret Mead meets Tony Hillerman' narrative, with vivid characters, many tricksters, and even a mysterious death." - Louise Lamphere, University of New Mexico
Published Aug 2010
Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga
Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga
Tom Urbaniak

The first full-length study of McCallion's politics and the development of Mississauga, Her Worship examines the mayor's shrewd pragmatism and calculated populism.

Published Mar 2009
Someone to Teach Them: York and the Great University Explosion, 1960 -1973
Someone to Teach Them: York and the Great University Explosion, 1960 -1973
By John T. Saywell

Featuring many of the elements of personal memoir, this is also a thoroughly researched account of a critical decade for the history of education in Ontario.

Published May 2008
Canada's Prime Ministers: Macdonald to Trudeau - Portraits from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Canada's Prime Ministers: Macdonald to Trudeau - Portraits from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography
By Ramsay Cook

Told through the lives of Canada's leading politicians this is a remarkable, engrossing, documented account of modern Canadian history.

Published Oct 2007
Call Me Hank: A Stó:lő Man's Reflections on Logging, Living, and Growing Old
Call Me Hank: A Stó:lõ Man's Reflections on Logging, Living, and Growing Old
Edited by Keith Thor Carlson and Kristina Fagan

'Call Me Hank' is an engaging and often humorous read that makes an important contribution to a host of contemporary discourses in Canada, including discussions about the nature and value of Aboriginal identity.

Published Nov 2006
Hunting the  1918 Flu
Hunting the 1918 Flu
By Kirsty E. Duncan

A detailed account of Kristy Duncan's experiences as she organized a multi-national, multi-discipline scientific expedition to exhume the bodies of a group of Norwegian miners, victims of the 1918 Spanish flu.

Published Aug 2006
Gabriel Dumont
Gabriel Dumont
By George Woodcock
Edited by J.R. Miller

"The reissue of George Woodcock's superb biography once again opens a door on the vanished world of the nineteenth century Canadian Prairies." - Richard Sandhurst, Prairie Books NOW

Published May 2003
Nellie McClung: The Complete Autobiography
Nellie McClung: The Complete Autobiography
Edited by Veronica Strong-Boag and Michelle Lynn Rosa

Nellie McClung's two-volume autobiography provides a remarkable and very readable account of a truly extraordinary life. With her fine eye for detail, she makes the Canada of her time come vividly alive for readers.

Published May 2003
The Memoir of Marco Parenti: A Life in Medici Florence
The Memoir of Marco Parenti: A Life in Medici Florence
By Mark Phillips

"Phillips has enriched our understanding of Renaissance Florence by extensively presenting contemporary evidence from the diaries, letters, and memoir" - The Sunday Times

Published Oct 2000