Best Province & Local Canadian History Books
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1. We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy
Author: by Kliph Nesteroff
Published at: Simon & Schuster (February 16, 2021)
From Kliph Nesteroff, the human encyclopedia of comedy (VICE), comes the important and underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy. It was one of the most reliable jokes in Charlie Hill’s stand-up routine: My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York.
We had a little real estate problem. In We Had a Little Real Estate Problem, acclaimed comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff focuses on one of comedy’s most significant and little-known stories: how, despite having been denied representation in the entertainment industry, Native Americans have influenced and advanced the art form.
The account begins in the late 1880s, when Native Americans were forced to tour in wild west shows as an alternative to prison. (One modern comedian said it was as if a Guantanamo detainee suddenly had to appear on X-Factor.
This is followed by a detailed look at the life and work of seminal figures such as Cherokee humorist Will Rogers and Hill, who in the 1970s was the first Native American comedian to appear The Tonight Show. Also profiled are several contemporary comedians, including Jonny Roberts, a social worker from the Red Lake Nation who drives five hours to the closest comedy club to pursue his stand-up dreams; Kiowa-Apache comic Adrianne Chalepah, who formed the touring group the Native Ladies of Comedy; and the 1491s, a sketch troupe whose satire is smashing stereotypes to critical acclaim.
2. A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans: Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife
Author: by David G. Vermette
Published at: Baraka Books; None edition (October 1, 2018)
In the later 19th century, French-Canadian Roman Catholic immigrants from Quebec were deemed a threat to the United States, potential terrorists in service of the Pope. Books and newspapers floated the conspiracy theory that the immigrants seeking work in New England’s burgeoning textile industry were actually plotting to annex parts of the United States to a newly independent Quebec.
Vermette’s groundbreaking study sets this neglected and poignant tale in the broader context of North American history. He traces individuals and families, from the textile barons who created a new industry to the poor farmers and laborers of Quebec who crowded into the mills in the post-Civil War period.
Vermette discusses the murky reception these cross-border immigrants met in the USA, including dehumanizing conditions in mill towns and early-20th-century campaigns led by the Ku Klux Klan and the Eugenics movement. Vermette also discusses what occurred when the textile industry moved to the Deep South and brings the story of emigrants up to the present day.
3. Levon: From Down in the Delta to the Birth of The Band and Beyond
Author: by Sandra B. Tooze
Published at: Diversion Books; Illustrated edition (August 25, 2020)
A dazzling, epic biography of Levon Helmthe beloved, legendary drummer and singer of the Band. He sang the anthems of a generation: “The Weight,” “Up on Cripple Creek,” and “Life Is a Carnival.” Levon Helm’s storytold here through sweeping research and interviews with close friends and fellow musiciansis the rollicking story of American popular music itself.
In the Arkansas Delta, a young Levon witnessed “blues, country, and gospel hit in a head-on collision,” as he put it. The result was rock ‘n’ roll. As a teenager, he joined the raucous Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, then helped merge a hard-driving electric sound with Bob Dylan’s folk roots, and revolutionized American rock with the Band.
Helm not only provided perfect “in the pocket” rhythm and unforgettable vocals, he was the Band’s soul. Levon traces a rebellious life on the road, from being booed with Bob Dylan to the creative cauldron of Big Pink, the Woodstock Festival, world tours, The Last Waltz, and beyond with the man Dylan called “one of the last true great spirits of my or any other generation.” Author Sandra B.
4. DK Eyewitness Pacific Northwest: Oregon, Washington and British Columbia (Travel Guide)
Author: by DK Eyewitness
Published at: DK Eyewitness Travel; Illustrated edition (July 21, 2020)
Your journey starts here. Featuring DK’s much-loved maps and illustrations, walks and information, plus all new, full-colour photography, this 100% updated guide to the Pacific Northwest – Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia – and brings you the best of this beautiful region in a brand-new, lightweight format.What’s inside?
Full-color photography, hand-drawn illustrations, and maps throughout- easy-to-follow walks and itineraries, drives and tours- our pick of the Pacific Northwest’s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems- insider tips and information: when to visit, how to avoid the crowds, where to capture the perfect photo, and more- the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay- an area-by-area guide covering each corner of the Pacific Northwest, from Portland to Seattle, Vancouver to Whistler- expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safeNow in paperback and printed on quality lightweight paper, our Pacific Northwest travel guide has been redesigned with you, the traveller, in mind, so you can take it wherever you go.
5. Red Dirt: Roots Music Born in Oklahoma, Raised in Texas, At Home Anywhere
Author: by Josh Crutchmer
Published at: Joshua Steven Crutchmer (September 14, 2020)
Red Dirt tells the story of a roots music scene that grabbed a foothold in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and spread across the country. The scene took roots in the late 1970s as an outlet for college-town hippies. The scene gave rise to Garth Brooks, who credits it with helping his early rise to prominence.
Later, The Great Divide, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland and the Stragglers and Stoney LaRue rose from the scene to become regional stars, including a major record deal for The Divide and Ragweed. They were followed by the Turnpike Troubadours, who carried the scene to its highest heights in the late 2010s.
Using exclusive interviews and unprecedented access to the artists themselves, Red Dirt tells their story. The book also explains how key relationships with non-Red Dirt artists like Reckless Kelly, Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen helped Red Dirt gain acceptance and then immense popularity across Texas, which claims a burgeoning original-music scene of its own.
6. Secret Treasure of Oak Island: The Amazing True Story of a Centuries-Old Treasure Hunt
Author: by D'Arcy O'Connor
Published at: Lyons Press; Updated edition (August 24, 2018)
It started on a summer afternoon in 1795 when a young man named Daniel McGinnis found what appeared to be an old site on an island off the Acadian coast, a coastline fabled for the skullduggery of pirates. The notorious Captain Kidd was rumored to have left part of his treasure somewhere along here, and as McGinnis and two friends started to dig, they found what turned out to be an elaborately engineered shaft constructed of oak logs, nonindigenous coconut mats, and landfill that came to be known as the Money Pit.
Ever since that summer day in 1795, the possibility of what might be hidden in the depths of a small island off the south coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, has made it the site of the world’s longest, most expensive, and most perplexing treasure hunt.
Author D’Arcy O’Connor recounts the fascinating stories and amazing discoveries of past and current treasure seekers who have sought Oak Island’s fabled treasure for over two hundred years. It has baffled scientists and madmen, scholars and idiots, millionaires and get-rich-quick schemers, psychics, engineers, charlatans, and even a former president of the United States.
7. The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone's Underdog (The Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone, 1)
Author: by Rick McIntyre
Published at: Greystone Books; Illustrated edition (October 15, 2019)
The powerful origin story of one of Yellowstone’s greatest and most famous wolves. Washington PostBook One in The Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone Series. Book Two, The Reign of Wolf 21, is available now. Yellowstone National Park was once home to an abundance of wild wolvesbut park rangers killed the last of their kind in the 1920s.
Decades later, the rangers brought them back, with the first wolves arriving from Canada in 1995. This is the incredible true story of one of those wolves. Wolf 8 struggles at firsthe is smaller than the other pups, and often bulliedbut soon he bonds with an alpha female whose mate was shot.
An unusually young alpha male, barely a teenager in human years, Wolf 8 rises to the occasion, hunting skillfully, and even defending his family from the wolf who killed his father. But soon he faces a new opponent: his adopted son, who mates with a violent alpha female.
Can Wolf 8 protect his valley without harming his protg? [The Rise of Wolf 8] is a goldmine for information on all aspects of wolf behavior and clearly shows they are clever, smart, and emotional beings. Marc Bekoff, Psychology Today
8. L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants: Celebrating the Famous Places Where Hollywood Ate, Drank, and Played
Author: by George Geary
Published at: Santa Monica Press (October 11, 2016)
L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants is an illustrated history of dozens of landmark eateries from throughout the City of Angels. From such classics as Musso & Frank and The Brown Derby in the 1920s to the see-and-be-seen crowds at Chasen’s, Romanoffs, and Ciro’s in the mid-20th century to the dawn of California cuisine at Ma Maison and Spago Sunset in the 1970s and ’80s, L.
A.’s Legendary Restaurants celebrates the famous locations where Hollywood ate, drank, and played. Author George Geary leads you into the glamorous restaurants inhabited by the stars through a lively narrative filled with colorful anecdotes and illustrated with vintage photographs, historic menus, and timeless ephemera.
Over 100 iconic recipes for entrees, appetizers, desserts, and drinks are included.But L. A.’s Legendary Restaurants contains much more than the fancy, high-priced restaurants favored by the Hollywood cognoscenti. The glamour of the golden age of drive-ins, drugstores, nightclubs, and hotels are also honored.What book on L.A.
9. The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland
Author: by Stefan Kanfer
Published at: Cornell University Press; Illustrated edition (November 15, 2016)
Today the Borscht Belt is recalled through the nostalgic lens of summer swims, Saturday night dances, and comedy performances. But its current state, like that of many other formerly glorious regions, is nothing like its earlier status. Forgotten about and exhausted, much of its structural environment has been left to decay.
The Borscht Belt, which features essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit, presents Marisa Scheinfeld’s photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. The book assembles images Scheinfeld has shot inside and outside locations that once buzzed with life as year-round havens for generations of people.
Some of the structures have been lying abandoned for periods ranging from four to twenty years, depending on the specific hotel or bungalow colony and the conditions under which it closed. Other sites have since been demolished or repurposed, making this book an even more significant documentation of a pivotal era in American Jewish history.
10. Distracted and Defeated: the rulers and the ruled
Author: by Mike Bhangu
Published at: BBP (March 20, 2017)
From time to time, the “haves” of society shape and manipulate the type of information the “have-nots” absorb and become. The “haves” tamper with information so to control the type of thoughts and actions the “have-nots” might conjure. If the “have-nots” were free to think freely, they might challenge the status quo.
If the current state of affairs is modified, “the haves” might lose their status as “the haves” and the power they’re accustom to. The accumulation of each instance has birthed an illusion and every person is subject to the misinformation.
To make matters worse, most people are born with a trusting mindset and do not expect the deception. Nor are they prepared for it. The mystery is worldwide and evident throughout written history. The manner in which the world is presented isn’t complete and fabrications are scattered throughout the chronology.
11. Idaho Falls: The Untold Story of America’s First Nuclear Accident
Author: by William McKeown
Published at: ECW Press; Teacher ed. edition (May 13, 2003)
When asked to name the world’s first major nuclear accident, most people cite the Three Mile Island incident or the Chernobyl disaster. Revealed in this book is one of American history’s best-kept secrets: the world’s first nuclear reactor accident to claim fatalities happened on United States soil.
Chronicled here for the first time is the strange tale of SL-1, a military test reactor located in Idaho’s Lost River Desert that exploded on the night of January 3, 1961, killing the three-man maintenance crew on duty. Through details uncovered in official documents, firsthand accounts from rescue workers and nuclear industry insiders, and exclusive interviews with the victims’ families and friends, this book probes intriguing questions about the devastating blast that have remained unanswered for more than 40 years.
From reports of a faulty reactor design and mismanagement of the reactor’s facilities to rumors of incompetent personnel and a failed love affair that prompted deliberate sabotage of the plant, these plausible explanations for the explosion raise questions about whether the truth was deliberately suppressed to protect the nuclear energy industry.
12. Men to Match My Mountains: The Monumental Saga of the Winning of America's Far West
Author: by Irving Stone
Published at: Berkley (March 15, 1987)
Acclaimed author of biographical and historical fiction Irving Stone turns his magnificent talent to telling America’s most colorful and exciting storythe opening of the Far West. Men to Match My Mountains is a true historical masterpiece, an unforgettable pageant of giantsmen like John Sutter, whose dream of paradise was shattered by the California Gold Rush; Brigham Young and the Mormons, who tamed the desert with Bible texts; and the silver kings and the miners, who developed Nevada’s Comstock Lode and settled the Rockies.
America called for greatness…And got it. There is nothing in history to match the stories of these men who braved wilderness to bring new nation to the shores of the Pacific.
13. The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds
Author: by Caroline Van Hemert
Published at: Little, Brown Spark; Illustrated edition (March 19, 2019)
For fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist’s human-powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure. During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly misshapen beaks of chickadees, ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert began to feel stifled in the isolated, sterile environment of the lab.
Worried that she was losing her passion for the scientific research she once loved, she was compelled to experience wildness again, to be guided by the sounds of birds and to follow the trails of animals. In March of 2012, she and her husband set off on a 4,000-mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rainforest to the Alaskan Arctic, traveling by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe.
Together, they survived harrowing dangers while also experiencing incredible moments of joy and grace – migrating birds silhouetted against the moon, the steamy breath of caribou, and the bond that comes from sharing such experiences. A unique blend of science, adventure, and personal narrative, The Sun is a Compass explores the bounds of the physical body and the tenuousness of life in the company of the creatures who make their homes in the wildest places left in North America.
14. Lone Star Nation: The Epic Story of the Battle for Texas Independence
Author: by H. W. Brands
Published at: Anchor; Reprint edition (February 8, 2005)
In Lone Star Nation, Pulitzer Prize finalist H.W. Brands demythologizes Texas’s journey to statehood and restores the genuinely heroic spirit to a pivotal chapter in American history. From Stephen Austin, Texas’s reluctant founder, to the alcoholic Sam Houston, who came to lead the Texas army in its hour of crisis and glory, to President Andrew Jackson, whose expansionist aspirations loomed large in the background, here is the story of Texas and the outsize figures who shaped its turbulent history.
Beginning with its early colonization in the 1820s and taking in the shocking massacres of Texas loyalists at the Alamo and Goliad, its rough-and-tumble years as a land overrun by the Comanches, and its day of liberation as an upstart republic, Brands’ lively history draws on contemporary accounts, diaries, and letters to animate a diverse cast of characters whose adventures, exploits, and ambitions live on in the very fabric of our nation.
15. Companions of Champlain: Founding Families of Quebec, 1608-1635. With 2016 Addendum
Author: by Denise Larson
Published at: Clearfield (January 10, 2016)
Revealing a little-known part of North American history, this lively guide tells the fascinating tale of the settlement of the St. Lawrence Valley. It also tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders who traveled, mapped, and inhabited a very large part of North America, and embrothered the peoples they met, as Jack Kerouac wrote.
Connecting everyday life to the events that emerged as historical turning points in the life of a people, this book sheds new light on Quebec’s 450-year historyand on the historical forces that lie behind its two recent efforts to gain independence.