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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)

Quebec Province Map

Quebec Province Map

by RouteMaster

  • 2013
  • MAP

The Canadian cartographers' map of the province at a scale of 1:750,000. (CND26, $5.95)

 
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)

Fodor's Montreal & Quebec City

Fodor's Montreal & Quebec City


by Fodor's Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

A practical, up-to-date guide in the popular series featuring recommended city walks, day trips, and "Best Bets" for places to stay, eat, shop and sight-see. (CND260, $19.99)

Michelin Green Guide Quebec

Michelin Green Guide Quebec


by Michelin Travel Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A thorough introduction to the region in the classic Michelin style, featuring brief descriptions of all the major attractions. (CND66, $21.99)

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)

Canadians, A Portrait of the Country and Its People

Canadians, A Portrait of the Country and Its People


by Roy MacGregor

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A journalist and popular author, MacGregor takes the full measure of Canadian life in this irreverent, entertaining portrait of a people. (CND320, $18.00)

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)

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)

Quebec, 1759, The Siege and the Battle


by C. P. Stacey

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 293 PAGES

Originally published in 1959, this definitive account of the fall of Quebec, a key battle in British dominance in North America, is revised by Donald Graves for this new edition. (CND295, $29.95)

Wolfe at Quebec, The Man Who Won the French and Indian War

Wolfe at Quebec, The Man Who Won the French and Indian War


by Christopher Hibbert

  • HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

Hibbert brings the campaigns, life at Louisborg and dramatic capture of Quebec in 1759 to life in this tale of the neurotic, complex British general. (CND67, $15.95)

Arundel

Arundel


by Kenneth Roberts | N. C. Wyeth

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

The grand historical novel of Colonel Benedict Arnold's doomed march on Quebec in 1775, told through the eyes of a soldier in the Continental Army. Rich in historical detail. (CND43, $18.95)

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)

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)

Guide to the Offshore Wildlife of the Northern Atlantic

Guide to the Offshore Wildlife of the Northern Atlantic


by Michael H. Tove

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

An oversize field guide to the seabirds, ocean mammals and turtles found off Atlantic shores north of the Tropic of Cancer featuring 39 excellent color plates and extensive descriptive information. (ATL11, $24.95)

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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