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The Journals of Pierre-Louis de Lorimier 1777-1795

The founder of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Pierre-Louis de Lorimier, a French Canadian from the Montreal area, left three journals written between 1777 and 1795. The three texts meticulously transcribed are now published together for the first time in the original French and in English and richly commented. Lorimier’s journals are an invaluable contribution to understanding… Read more »

Soldiers for Sale

“… a must…” Canada’s History (formerly the beaver). “Soldiers for Sale is a gem…” John Michael Senger, Foreword Reviews, Spring 2012 The British Army that fought the American Revolutionaries was in fact an Anglo-German army. Britain was unsure of the commitment of English soldiers to fight other English-speaking people and also doubted the loyalty of… Read more »

An Independent Quebec

“I am very pleased to see this book published in English,” declared Jacques Parizeau. “It has always been my belief that the best way for Quebecers and English-speaking Canadians to reach an understanding that is satisfactory for all is through direct communication. Though we may not agree on the best course to take, we will… Read more »

Joseph Elzéar Bernier 1852-1934

On July 1, 1909, Captain Joseph-Elzear Bernier, his officers and crew erected a plaque on Melville Island in the Northwest Passage and laid claim to the entire Arctic Archipelago for Canada. It was the crowning moment in the life of a man identified as one of the 100 Great Canadian Achievers in 1967. Born in… Read more »