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The Einstein File

Forewords by Ajamu Baraka and David Suzuki Einstein arrived in the United States in 1933, the year the Nazis rose to power in Germany. From that moment until he died in 1955, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI—with other agencies—feverishly collected “derogatory information” to undermine the renowned scientist’s influence and destroy his reputation. With material accessed under… Read more »

Patriots, Traitors and Empires

“In the night of our ignorance, North Korea confirms all stereotypes.”—Bruce Cumings Patriots, Traitors and Empires is an account of modern Korean history, written from the point of view of those who fought to free Korea from the domination of foreign empires. It traces the history of Korea’s struggle for freedom from opposition to Japanese… Read more »

Yasmeen Haddad Loves Joanasi Maqaittik

“Carolyn Marie Souaid has a brave honest voice and a love for northern Canada and its people that is genuinely moving to read about.” —Tomson Highway A young woman enters a whole new world of attraction in a community struggling with generations of loss of land and culture. Yasmeen’s tradition-bound mother wants her to stay… Read more »

Montreal, City of Secrets

“Barry Sheehy lays out the case for the involvement of the Confederates in a concise and convincing manner showing once and for all that Booth could not have carried out his plot without their direct help. It is about time.” – Edward Steers Montreal hosted the Confederacy’s largest foreign secret service base during the Civil… Read more »

Washington’s Long War on Syria

“Stephen Gowans’ Washington’s Long War on Syria is probably the most important book on the war in Syria that members of the general public should be reading right now.” —Maximilian C. Forte, author of Slouching Towards Sirte. When President Barack Obama demanded formally in the summer of 2011 that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down,… Read more »

Richmond, Now and Then

Some liken formal histories to four-lane highways. Nick Fonda answers with a meandering country road, quietly charming, with a human face. If all politics is local, so all history is local… and anecdotal. As the great urban thinker Jane Jacobs said, anecdotes are the only real evidence because they come from stories people tell. Though… Read more »

Rhapsody in Quebec

Foreword by Toula Drimonis “intelligent, funny, often ironic…” Publishers Weekly Born in Hungary in 1975, Akos Verboczy moved to Montreal, Quebec at the age of 11 with his sister and mother, an esthetician, who learned that in Canada women were willing to pay a fortune ($20) to have their leg hair brutally ripped out. His… Read more »

Wintersong

September 1978. 11,700 hard rock miners and smelter and refinery workers at Inco’s Sudbury operations face a stark choice. Should they remain on the job? Or take seemingly suicidal strike action against a huge multinational that has stocked up enough nickel to last a year? A fateful choice is made. It changes the lives of… Read more »

Songs Upon the Rivers

“the place to which the French came (…) the hardness of the Indians they must have embrothered to be able to settle and have them as conspirators in the rebellion against contrarious potent churly England.” — Jack Kerouac, Visions of Gerard “a major undertaking … a valuable contribution,” Canada’s History Long before the Davy Crocketts,… Read more »

The History of Montréal

Montreal is one of those unique cities at the crossroads of history. Paul-André Linteau’s The History of Montréal provides essential background for both Montrealers and all those who will converge on the city to celebrate the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal in 1642. Montreal has always intrigued. For centuries, people have written, talked,… Read more »