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I Hate Hockey

“the literary equivalent of a sudden death shootout”, The Hockey Writers. “McCambridge’s excellent translation retains the prolific Québécois author’s tight narrative and biting voice… powerful.” Publishers Weekly, April 2012, More.. “I hate hockey!” is the first and last sentence in this novel that offers a great take on our love-hate relationship with hockey. Narrator Antoine… Read more »

The Riot that Never Was

“The Riot that Never Was provides a striking portrayal of mid-nineteenth-century Montreal: the vigorous debates that raged in Patriote and Conservative newspapers, the hot fighting during elections that often degenerated into open conflict between the Canadiens, the Irish, and the English, and the recurrent epidemics like the cholera epidemic in 1832. (…) Jackson brilliantly establishes… Read more »

The First Jews in North America

“Vaugeois’s fascinating account, amply illustrated by archival documents, is a valuable contribution to the history of Quebec, Canada and minority-majority relations.” The Montreal Gazette (7 July 2012) “This is a fine translation… Verdict: A significant contribution to our understanding of this period from the perspective of a family espousing a minority faith. Non-French-reading students of… Read more »

A People’s History of Quebec

This lively guide to Quebec history tells the fascinating story of the settlement of the St. Lawrence River Valley over nearly 500 years. But it also tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders who travelled, mapped, and inhabited most of North America, and embrothered the peoples they met. Combining vast research and great… Read more »

America’s Gift

The world was never the same after 1492. The encounter of two “old worlds” gave rise to a truly new world on both sides of the Atlantic. America’s Gift recalls the full significance of the contact made between Europe and the Americas, mistakenly called the “New World.” As Columbian intellectual German Arciniegas wrote: “From questions… Read more »

Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media

“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” — Barack Obama. If you want to understand the context of Trayvon Martin’s murder and George Zimmerman’s acquittal, read this book. — The Publisher For Ishmael Reed, Barack Obama, like Michelangelo’s St. Anthony, is a tormented man, haunted by modern reincarnations of the demonic spirits used… Read more »

On the Crow and Other Stories

Buy ebook here From love lost on a canoe trip, clashing values and naked conflict between natives and newcomers, to the barroom and prison enforcer straight out of a Johnny Cash song, Poirier writes vividly about the people and land he loves and inhabits.  In six stories and one novella, readers escape the big city,… Read more »

Dying to Live

With a preface by Phil Taylor Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga was a history teacher in Kigali when he was forced to flee to the neighbouring Congo (Zaïre) with his wife and three children. Thus began a harrowing five-year voyage of survival during which they travelled thousands of kilometers on foot from one refugee camp to another. Lacking… Read more »

Parkour and the Art du Déplacement

“exceptionally well written and captures the spirit of parkour beautifully.” Steve Nagy, Artistic Director, Breathe Parkour Parkour, the Art du déplacement or freerunning: whatever the name, this new discipline born in the Paris suburbs is rapidly being adopted by people throughout the world. These athletic artists or artistic athletes want to take back the urban… Read more »

Trudeau’s Darkest Hour

Forty-three years ago in the middle of the night the government of Pierre Elliott Trudeau proclaimed the War Measures Act following two political kidnappings by the FLQ. It thereby suspended the Constitution and all civil liberties, deployed 12,500 troops in Quebec—7,500 in Montreal alone— arrested 465 people without charges and detained them incommunicado without bail… Read more »