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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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A Traveller's History of Canada

A Traveller's History of Canada

by Robert Bothwell

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES

A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline. (CND82, $14.99)

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

by Ian Ferguson | Will Ferguson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 275 PAGES

A tongue-in-cheek portrait of Canadian people and society, written by two native sons. Not entirely (but mostly) in jest, the book is an insightful look at the Canadian national character. (CND208, $19.95)

Niagara, A History of the Falls

Niagara, A History of the Falls

by Pierre Berton

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES

Meticulously researched and entertaining, this history of Niagara Falls captures the sideshow atmosphere of the place with its honky-tonk attractions and daredevil feats. An engrossing social history. (GLK02, $24.95)

Moon Ontario

Moon Ontario

by Carolyn B. Heller

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 375 PAGES

With excellent, in-depth coverage of the cultural hub of Toronto, the Niagara and Great Lakes regions and Canada's capital Ottawa. (CND409, $19.99)

Eyewitness Top Ten Montreal & Quebec City

Eyewitness Top Ten Montreal & Quebec City

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Montreal and Quebec City. (CND205, $14.00)

Northeastern USA, Eastern Canada Map

Northeastern USA, Eastern Canada Map

by Michelin

  • 2012
  • MAP

This colorful, double-sided, folded map of Eastern Canada and the United States, at a scale of 1:2,400,000, covers the Great Lakes, south to Washington and Kansas City and north to Winnipeg and New Brunswick. (CND182, $6.95)

 
Montreal Map

Montreal Map


by Borch Maps

  • 2006
  • MAP

A folded, laminated map of the city center of Montreal. (CND104, $8.95)

Fodor's Toronto, With Niagara Falls & the Niagara Wine Region

Fodor's Toronto, With Niagara Falls & the Niagara Wine Region


by Fodor's Travel Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

This practical guide in the popular series is packed with insider information in an easy-to-use format. (CND307, $19.99)

Frommer's Ottawa

Frommer's Ottawa


by James Hale

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A practical travel guide to Canada's capital city featuring excellent annotated listings of what to do and where to eat and sleep. With maps, color photos and suggested excursions. (CND225, $19.99)

Moon Handbooks Montreal & Quebec City

Moon Handbooks Montreal & Quebec City


by Sacha Jackson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 410 PAGES

A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations. (CND386, $19.99)

Xenophobe's Guide to the Canadians

Xenophobe's Guide to the Canadians


by Vaughn Roste

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 85 PAGES

This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful -- and entertaining. (CND402, $7.95)

Canada and Quebec: One Country, Two Histories

Canada and Quebec: One Country, Two Histories


by Robert Bothwell

  • HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 296 PAGES

An in-depth look at Canada-Quebec relations through interviews with prominent Canadian figures. (CND69, $32.95)

Champlain's Dream

Champlain's Dream


by David Hackett Fischer

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 834 PAGES

In this stunningly researched and engaging biography, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Hackett Fischer weaves together the epic story of soldier and explorer Samuel de Champlain, a colonizer of North America who spent 30 years bringing his vision of a New France to life. (CND404, $18.99)

Inventing Niagara

Inventing Niagara


by Ginger Strand

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

A witty, well-researched tale of the transformation of a natural wonder into an engineering feat, spectacle and monument. (CND302, $16.00)

Montcalm and Wolfe, The French and Indian War

Montcalm and Wolfe, The French and Indian War


by Francis Parkman | Caleb Carr | John Keegan

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 640 PAGES

This volume, a reprint of the original 1884 edition by the great Francis Parkman, is an extensively researched account of the French and Indian War and of the great generals Montcalm and Wolfe. (CND16, $24.95)

The Day the World Came to Town, 9/11 In Gander, Newfoundland

The Day the World Came to Town, 9/11 In Gander, Newfoundland


by Jim Defede

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers. (CND305, $14.99)

The War That Made America, A Short History of the French and Indian War

The War That Made America, A Short History of the French and Indian War


by Fred Anderson

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Anderson (Crucible of War) illuminates relations between the Indians, French and British in 18th-century North America. (USA157, $18.00)

Why I Hate Canadians

Why I Hate Canadians


by Will Ferguson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 305 PAGES

This is the tenth anniversary edition of Ferguson's wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek. (CND154, $15.95)

Global Citizen, The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

Global Citizen, The Architecture of Moshe Safdie


by Donald Albrecht

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 144 PAGES

An exploration of the renowned Canadian architect's buildings, which include Habitat 67 in Montreal, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Features 130 images. (CND421, $35.00)

The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson

The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson


by David P. Silcox

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 444 PAGES

The much-loved painters of The Group of Seven helped define Canadian identity, creating iconic images of early 20th-century Canada. This glorious, lovingly produced book show-cases nearly 400 paintings, including influential landscapes, lesser-known portraits, gardens and city scenes, all organized geographically. (CND221, $35.00)

Unbuilt Toronto, More of the City That Might Have Been

Unbuilt Toronto, More of the City That Might Have Been


by Mark Osbaldeston

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER

With 150 photographs, maps, and illustrations, Unbuilt Toronto tracks the origins and fates of some of the city's most interesting planning, transit, and architectural "what-ifs." (CND393, $26.99)

In the Skin of a Lion

In the Skin of a Lion


by Michael Ondaatje

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 243 PAGES

This richly lyrical, poetic novel by Michael Ondaatje is set in 1920's Toronto and rural Ontario. Its protagonist is a tough woodsman who comes to the rough-and-tumble city. (CND13, $15.00)

Lullabies for Little Criminals

Lullabies for Little Criminals


by Heather O'Neill

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER

O'Neill's tragicomedy of coming of age in Montreal in the 1980s was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. (CND314, $14.99)

Shadows on the Rock

Shadows on the Rock


by Willa Cather

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 229 PAGES

Set at the end of the 17th century in rural Quebec, this beautifully realized novel highlights the struggles of the Parisian widower Auclair and his young daughter to adapt to their new land. (CND10, $14.00)

Surfacing

Surfacing


by Margaret Atwood

  • LITERATURE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

One of Atwood's earliest novels, a suspenseful yarn where a young woman becomes entangled in affairs, mysteries and the haunting draw of nature as she searches for her missing father on an island off the coast of northern Quebec. (CND224, $14.95)

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz


by Mordecai Richler

  • LITERATURE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 328 PAGES

The book that established Richler as a novelist, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz unfurls amid the bumptious, working-class splendor of Montreal's Plateau neighborhood, once solidly Jewish and more recently home to the city's music scene. (CND263, $10.95)

The Blind Assassin

The Blind Assassin


by Margaret Atwood

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

Winner of the Booker Prize in 2000, this hauntingly beautiful novel interweaves two disparate strands: one, a murder mystery set in Toronto at the close of WWII; the other, the text of the murdered woman's science fiction novel, which may hold a clue to her death. (CND139, $16.00)

Varieties of Exile

Varieties of Exile


by Mavis Gallant | Russell Banks

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

Wonderful stories set mostly in Gallant's native Montreal, a city starkly divided between working-class French Catholics and genteel English Protestants. (CND267, $15.95)

Ontario Wildlife

Ontario Wildlife


by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2005
  • PLASTIC CARD

A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered wildlife in Ontario. (CND284, $8.95)

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America


by David Sibley

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

A compact, geographically-specific version of the Sibley Guide with all-new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird with status, habitat, range, voice and identifying marks. (USE262, $19.95)

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