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December 2010


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History

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine, Migration and Empire (Oxford: University of Oxford Press, 2010), 400 pp. Cased. £35. ISBN 978-0-19-925093-6.

Earl John Chapman & Ian Macpherson McCulloch (eds), A Bard of Wolfe's Army: James Thompson, Gentleman Volunteer, 1733-1830

Robert A. Wardhaugh, Behind the Scenes: The Life and Work of William Clifford Clark (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), 470 pp. Paper. £23.50. ISBN 978-1-4426-1052-1. ["... reconstructs the public life and ideas of ... the most important figure in the extraordinary group of civil servants who collectively had great influence and power in Ottawa from the Depression through to the late 1950s."]

Geo Takach, Will the Real Alberta Please Stand Up? (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2010), 426 pp. Paper. £21. ISBN 978-0-88864-543-2.

Frederick Vaughan, Viscount Haldane: "The Wicked Step-father of the Canadian Constitution" (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), 307 pp. Cased. £42. ISBN 978-1-4426-4237-9.

Andrew D. Nicholls, A Fleeting Empire: Early Stuart Britain and the Merchant Adventurers to Canada (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010), 246 pp. Cased. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-773537781.

Reinhold Kramer and Tom Mitchell, When the State Trembled: How A.J. Andrews and the Citizens' Committee Broke the Winnipeg General Strike (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), 443 pp. Paper. £22.50. ISBN 978-1-4426-1116-0.

Pauline Greenhill, Make the Night Hideous: Four English-Canadian Charivaris, 1881-1940 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), 238 pp. Paper. £18. ISBN 978-1-4426-1015-6.

P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Peter Kikkert (eds), The Canadian Forces & Arctic Sovereignty: Debating Roles, Interests and Requirements, 1968-1974 (Waterloo, ON: LCMSDS Press of Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010), 386 pp. Paper. £23.50. ISBN 978-1-92680-4007.

Lynne Stonier-Newman, Peter O'Reilly: The Rise of a Reluctant Immigrant (Victoria, BC: TouchWood Editions, 2010), 280pp. Paper. $19.95. ISBN  978-1-926741-04-8.

Walter B. Cheadle, intro by Stephen R. Bown, Cheadle's Journal of Trip Across Canada, 1862-1863 (Victoria, BC: TouchWood Editions, 2010), 290pp. Paper. $19.95. ISBN 978-1-926741-07-9.

Michael Gnarowski (ed. and intro), Pilgrims of the Wild: Grey Owl (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2010), 251 pp. Paper. £15.99. ISBN 978-1-55488-734-7. [Voyageur Classics Series; first published in 1934]

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation & Shirleen Smith, People of the Lakes: Stories of Our Van Tat Gwich'in Elders/Googwandak Nakhwach'ànjòo Van Tat Gwich'in (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2009), 391 pp. Paper. £23.50. ISBN 978-0-88864-505-0.

John Nelson Rickard, The Politics of Command: Lieutenant-General A.G.L. McNaughton and the Canadian Army 1939-1943 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), 366pp. Cased. £30. ISBN 978-1-4426-4002-3.

Michael K. Carroll, Pearson's Peacekeepers: Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2009), 229pp. Paper.  ISBN 978-0-7748-1582-6.

Dimitry Anastakis and P. E. Bryden (eds), Framing Canadian Federalism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), 307pp. Paper.  ISBN 978-0-8020-9436-0. [Historical Essays in Honour of John T. Saywell]

Richard J Preston (ed.), A Kindly Scrutiny of Human Nature: Essays in Honour of Richard Slobodin (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009), 140pp. Cased. £56.99. ISBN 978-1-55458-120-7. [Richard Slobodin, 1915-2005, ‘one of the finest ethnographers to work among the First Nations peoples of the Canadian North, and one of the founders of the Dept of Anthology at McMaster University.']

Myrna Kostash (ed.), The Frog Lake Reader (Edmonton: NeWest Press, 2009), 237pp. Paper. £17.99. ISBN 978-1-897126-46-2. [‘ ... offers a multi-layered perspective on the tragic events surrounding the Frog Lake Massacre of 1885 ... broad survey of vital historical accounts and points of view ... ‘]

Adam Chapnick, Canada's Voice: The Public Life of John Wendell Holmes (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2009), 361pp. Cased. $59.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-1671-7.

Anne Gilbert, Michel Bock et Joseph Yvon Thériault (dir.), Entre lieux et mémoire: L'insciption de la francophonie canadienne dans la durée (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2008), 367pp. Paper. $39. ISBN 978-2-7603-0713-1.

Jean-François Mouhot, Les Réfugiés Acadiens en France, 1758-1785: L'impossible reintegration? (Québec: Les Éditions du Septentrion, 2009), 448 pp. Paper.  ISBN 978-2-89448-513-2.

Tony Cashman, When Edmonton Was Young (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2009), 184pp. Paper. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-88864-392-6.

James Jackson, The Riot that Never Was: The Military Shooting of Three Montrealers in 1832 and the Official Cover-Up (Montreal: Baraka Books, 2009), 360pp. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-9812405-5-8.

Arthur Kroeger, Retiring the Crow Rate: A Narrative of Political Management (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2009), 260 pp. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-88864-513-5.

Julia Roberts, In Mixed Company: Taverns and Public Life in Upper Canada (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2009), 228 pp. Cased. $85. ISBN 978-0-7748-1575-8. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-1576-5.

W. Keith Regular, Neighbours and Networks: The Blood Tribe in the Southern Alberta Economy, 1884-1939 (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2009), 247pp. Paper. ISBN 978-1-55238-243-1.

Masako Fukawa with Stanley Fukawa and the Nikkei Fishermen's History Book Committee, Spirit of the Nikkei Fleet: BC's Japanese Canadian Fishermen (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 256pp, b/w illustrations. Cased. $39.95. ISBN 9781550174397.

 

Politics and social sciences

Bob Rae, Exporting Democracy: The Risks and Rewards of Pursuing a Good Idea (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2010), 304 pp. Cased. $29.99. ISBN 978-0-7710-7289-5.

Gordon DiGiacomo & Maryantonett Flumian (eds), The Case for Centralized Federalism (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2010), 287 pp. Paper. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-7766-0744-3.

Ruth Hubbard and Gilles Paquet (eds), The Case for Decentralized Federalism (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2010), 236 pp. Paper. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-7766-0745-0.

Jenny Kerber, Writing in Dust: Reading the Prairie Environmentally (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010), 276 pp. Cased. $85. ISBN 978-1-55458-218-1. 

Lesley Andres and Johanna Wyn, The Making of a Generation: The Children of the 1970s in Adulthood (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), 271 pp. Paper. £21.50. ISBN 978-0-8020-9467-4.

Robert J. Hoshowsky, Unsolved: True Canadian Cold Cases (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2010), 218 pp. Paper. £14.99. ISBN 978-1-55488-739-2.

Afef Benessaieh (ed.), Transcultural Americas (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2010), 261 pp. Paper. ISBN 978-2-7603-0721-6.

Denise Cloutier-Fisher, Leslie T. Foster and David Hultsch (eds), Health and Aging in British Columbia: Vulnerability and Resilience (Victoria, BC: Western Geographical Press, 2009), 379 pp. Paper. ISBN 978-0-9198-3833-8.

G. Bruce Doern and Christopher Stoney (eds), How Ottawa Spends 2010-2011: Recession, Realignment, and the New Deficit Era (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010), 307 pp. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-3728-6.

Richard Feist, Chantal Beauvais, and Rajesh Shukla (eds), Technology and the Changing Face of Humanity (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2010), 184 pp. Paper. £17.99. ISBN 978-0-7766-0716-0.

Karen Dubinsky, Babies without Borders: Adoption and Migration across the Americas (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010), 199pp. Paper. £14. ISBN 978-1-4426-1019-4.

Sylvia Bashevkin (ed.), Opening Doors Wider: Women's Political Engagement in Canada (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2009), 212pp. Paper. ISBN 978-0-7748-1564-2.

Manon Tremblay, trans. Käthe Roth, Quebec Women and Legislative Representation (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010), 258pp. Paper. ISBN 978-0-7748-1769-1.

Karim-Aly Kassam, Understanding Terror: Perspectives for Canadians (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2010), 263pp. Paper. Price. ISBN 978-1-55238-272-1.

Robert Bothwell and Jean Daudelin (eds), Canada Among the Nations, 2008: 100 Years of Canadian Foreign Policy (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009), xxi + 404pp. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-3438-4.

Diane Wishart, The Rose That Grew From Concrete: Teaching and Learning with Disenfranchised Youth (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2009), 208 pp. Paper. £13.75. ISBN 978-0-88864-516-6.

Burkard Eberlein and G. Bruce Doern (eds), Governing the Energy Challenge: Canada and Germany in a Multilevel Regional and Global Context (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), 434pp. Cased. £48. ISBN 978-0-8020-9305-9.

Anthony J. White, The Meteorites of Alberta (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2009), 316pp + 108 b&w photographs with colour section, charts, graphs, tables, glossary. Paper. £18.50. ISBN 978-0-88864-475-6.

O.P. Dwivedi, Tim A.Mau, and Byron Sheldrick (eds), The Evolving Physiology of Government: Canadian Public Administration in Transition (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2009), 401 pp. Paper. $32. ISBN 978-0-7766-0706-1.

Vijay Agnew (ed.), Racialized Migrant Women in Canada: Essays on Health, Violence, and Equity (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), 329 pp. Paper. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-8020-9605-0.

Robert Teigrob, Warming Up to the Cold War: Canada and the United States' Coalition of the Willing, from Hiroshima to Korea (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), 288 pp. Cased. £35. ISBN 978-0-8020-9923-8. Paper. £15. ISBN 978-0-8020-9615-8.

James F. Cosgrave and Thomas R. Klassen (eds), Casino State: Legalized Gambling in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), 268pp. Cased.  £32. ISBN 978-0-8020-9688-3.

 

Literature, Criticism and the Arts

S. Leigh Matthews, Looking Back: Canadian Women's Prairie Memoirs and Intersections of Culture, History and Identity (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2010), 418 pp. Paper. £26.99. ISBN 78-1-55238-096-3.

Rudy Wiebe, Collected Stories 1955-2010 (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2010), 529 pp. Paper. £26.99. ISBN 978-0-88864-540-1.

Lee Skallerup (ed.), Anne Hébert: Essays on Her Works (Toronto: Guernica Editions Inc, 2010), 181 pp. Paper. £13.50. ISBN 978-1-55071-278-0.

Jordan Stouck (ed. and intro), "Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun": Canadian Publishing and the Correspondence of Sinclair Ross, 1933-1986 (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2010), 303 pp. Pap0er. £23.50. ISBN 978-0-88864-521-0.

Anthony Wall (ed. and trans.), Words and Images: A French Rendez-vous (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2010), 251pp. Paper. £23.50. ISBN 978-1-55238-259-2. ["collection of essays dealing with the multifarious ways in which the words and images of art and everyday life interact with one another. They stem for the most part from an international symposium held at the University of Calgary in 2007, and attended by researchers associated with the Research Group ‘Approches pragmatiques en philosophie du langage et en communication' from the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III and the ‘Texts and Images Research Group' at the University of Calgary.]

Jacques Ferron, trans. and with an afterword by Betty Bednarski, Tales from the Uncertain Country and Other Stories (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2010), 273 pp. Paper. $21.95. ISBN 978-0-7710-9404-0.

Rosemary Chapman, Between Languages and Cultures: Colonial and Postcolonial Readings of Gabrielle Roy (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009), 320pp. Cased. £55. ISBN 978-0-7735-3496-4.

J. A Wainwright, Blazing Figures: A Life of Robert Markle (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010), 289 pp. Cased. £25.50. ISBN978-1-55458-182-5.

John Leroux, Building a University: The Architecture of UNB (Fredericton, BN: Goose Lane Editions, 2010), 142 pp. Paper. ISBN 978-0-86492-623-4.

Reingard M. Nischik, Engendering Genre: The Works of Margaret Atwood (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2009), 232 pp. Paper. £20.99. ISBN 978-0-7766-0724-5.

W.H. New, R. Beaudoin, S.Fisher, I.Higgins, E-M. Kröller, and L.Ricou (eds), From a Speaking Place: Writings from the First Fifty Years of Canadian Literature (Vancouver: Ronsdale Press, 2009), 434pp. Paper. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-55380-064-4.

Hubert Aquin, Les Sables Mouvants/Shifting Sands, nouvelle/novella, trans with notes & a critical essay by Joseph Jones (Vancouver: Ronsdale Press, 2009), 109pp. Paper. £13.50. ISBN 978-1-55380-078-1.

Ormond Mitchell and Barbara Mitchell (eds), The Devil Is a Travelling Man: Two Plays by W.O. Mitchell (Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press/Milestones in Canadian Literature, 2009), 200pp. Paper. $19.95. ISBN 978-0-19-543004-2.

Geoffrey Simmins, Spirit Matters: Ron (Gyo-Zo) Spickett, Artist, Poet, Lay-Priest (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2009), 274pp. Paper. $39.95. ISBN 978-1-55238-255-4.

Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska, (trans. W. Donald Wilson), The Trestler House (Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2009), 290pp. Paper. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-55071-277-3. [First edition in translation.  Original title: La Maison Trestler, 1984.]

David Rampton (ed.), Northrop Frye: New Directions from Old (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2009), 372pp. Paper. $30. ISBN 978-07766-0695-8.

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