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Treasures of World History

The Story Of Civilization in 50 Documents

by Peter Snow & Ann Macmillan
edition: Hardcover
tagged: world, civilization, reference

A spirited examination of world history, told through 50 key documents, by two celebrated historians and journalists. With a wealth of experience between them on political, social, cultural and military history, and today's current affairs. Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan are the perfect guides to appreciating the significance of each document.

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Close But No Cigar

Runner-ups, Nearly-Weres and Also-Rans

by Dale Patterson
edition: Paperback
tagged: reference
  • Ever heard of Edward Everett who was keynote speaker at Gettysburg in 1863? Of course not, because President Lincoln followed Everett with the most memorable two-minute speech ever — the Gettysburg Address.
  • Or Lord Halifax, who in 1940 was front-runner to become Prime Minister of England, but went to the dentist, missing a key meeting, while …
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Muskoka and Haliburton 1615-1875

A Collection of Documents

by Florence B. Murray
edition: eBook
tagged: regional studies, reference

Almost no original documents illustrative of the history of the Muskoka-Haliburton area have been published, comparatively little has been written about it, and much that has been written was based on hearsay. This volume will provide historians with some of the basic documents and references necessary for an accurate history of the district, and a …

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Swords at Sunset

Last Stand of North America's Grail Knights

edited by Michael B. Davie
edition: Paperback
tagged: reference, history, christology
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Florence Nightingale on Mysticism and Eastern Religions

Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 4

edited by Gérard Vallée
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
tagged: eastern, mysticism, reference

Mysticism and Eastern Religions, the fourth volume in the Collected Works and the third on Nightingale’s religion, begins with the publication for the first time of Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Devotional Authors of the Middle Ages, translations from and comments on the medieval (and some later) mystics who nourished her own life of faith. …

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Who is the Historian?

by Nigel A. Raab
edition: Hardcover
tagged: study & teaching, reference, essays

Who is the historian? What do historians do? Where do their explorations take them? What is the impact of the digital age on historical research?

In an affable style, Nigel A. Raab answers these questions for those intrigued by the past. Each chapter describes a specific aspect of "doing history," beginning in the physical spaces of archives and lib …

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American Loyalists to New Brunswick

The ship passenger lists

by David Bell
edition: Paperback
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), reference, great britain, north america, revolutionary period (1775-1800), 18th century

The Loyalists were colonial Americans who supported the British empire and opposed independence during the long revolutionary war. When the American Revolution ended in a peace treaty that was too feeble to protect them against persecution in the newly independent United States, tens of thousands fl ed to a new life in exile.

In 1783 many of them sa …

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Notes To the Univ of Toronto:A History

by Martin Friedland
edition: eBook
tagged: history, reference, higher, bibliographies & indexes, post-confederation (1867-)

Two histories of the University of Toronto have been published, one in 1906 and one in 1927. Since the latter volume appeared, no comprehensive history of the University has been published. Given the size of the University and the complexity of the task, this is not entirely surprising. But, after sixty-six years, this gap in the intellectual histo …

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