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Montreal and the Bomb

Free Shipping in North America WINNER OF THE HUBERT REEVES 2021 AWARD FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATORS It’s a story peopled by leading figures of modern nuclear physics, bold chemists, and scientists accused of spying. The one idea driving them is to master the atom, whatever the result may be. With war raging in Europe, the Allies… Read more »

Mussolini Also Did A Lot of Good

A 2019 Italian Bestseller “an antidote to all the nonsense still circulating about fascism…. Filippi is almost surgical in the way he reestablishes the context.” La Repubblica Book of the Month “In the existing climate, Francesco Filippi’s scalpel is of utmost importance” Le Monde “Francesco Filippi’s book is very timely and relevant … a lesson… Read more »

Waswanipi

FREE SHIPPING “Jean-Yves Soucy’s story and encounter with my Dad provides a charming glimpse into a changing world, for us all.” Romeo Saganash It’s 1963, Jean-Yves Soucy is 18 and dreams of being a fire warden scanning the boreal forest from a fire tower. But he ends up at an equipment depot between Val-d’Or and… Read more »

Maker

FREE SHIPPING Nicole Fortin is on the cusp of realizing a long-held dream when her life takes a sudden turn. Instead of participating in the Olympic Games, she finds herself struggling to master the challenging physical demands of her job in an aerospace plant and win the confidence of her male colleagues. As her involvement… Read more »

Bigotry on Broadway

FREE SHIPPING – NORTH AMERICA In this hard-hitting anthology, Ishmael Reed and Carla Blank have invited a diverse group of informed and accomplished writers, both women and men, who are rarely heard to comment on the long-standing bigotry on Broadway towards many different ethnic minorities. How do intellectuals and scholars feel about how members of… Read more »

The Terrible Fours

The Terrible Fours

When Ishmael Reed wrote The Terrible Twos about the American infantile need for instant gratification, he could not have realized that in June 2020, journalist Nicole Wallace would be referring to a president as a “toddler.” Reed had parodied other genres, the gothic novel, the detective novel, the western and the neo-slave narrative, a term that he coined in… Read more »

Murder on the Orford Mountain Railway

Murder on the Orford Mountain Railway

A 12-year old boy, son of an Italian camp cook, is shot in the back and killed near the Orford Mountain Railway construction site in rural Quebec in August 1905.  The crime is all the more staggering for being the second child murder on a railway in three days. A wave of shock and terror… Read more »

Banking on Life

Michaela (Mickie) Bédard works at the Stevens, Bédard Investment Bank, a bank founded by her great grandfather. She is working on an Initial Public Offering for a technology company. Walking home one evening she suffers a severe asthma attack and heads to Montreal’s Gursky Memorial Hospital. Triaged by Annie Linton, she is kept in the… Read more »

Pierre Trudeau’s Darkest Hour

In October 1970, Pierre Trudeau sent 12,500 troops to occupy Quebec—7,500 in Montreal. Police locked up more than 500 carefully identified people from all walks of life, held them without charges, bail, or the right to a lawyer, and searched 10,000 homes at gunpoint and without warrant. Whereas Justin Trudeau said on March 3, 2020,… Read more »

The PS Royal William of Quebec

World trade was revolutionized in the 19th century when ships went from sail to steam. Crossing the Atlantic under steam was clearly an engineering and navigating feat to be celebrated. A controversy thus developed about which was the first steamship to make the crossing, who built it, and where. Several ships, including the Great Western… Read more »