Great War Remembered | Painter of Urban Life | Our Latest Top Sellers | New and Recent Military Histories

Note the Great War items below in this edition of Canada’s History.


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Canadians during conflict

As Canadians prepare to mark the centenary of the cessation of hostilities for the First World War, we present a list of recently published books about Canadian military history.

Besides a number of books about aspects of the Great War, the list includes titles about the Second World War, the Korean War, and beyond. Their authors consider not only various aspects of battle and conflict but also war’s impacts upon soldiers, families and Canadian communities. See the full list here.

Great War’s legacy

Author and historian Tim Cook will deliver the Riley Lecture in Canadian History on November 1 at the University of Winnipeg, where he will speak on the topic “The Great War’s Legacy at 100 Years.”

Cook is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum and has received several awards for his books. His latest is The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War.

Admission is free for the event that takes place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on November 1 at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall on the third floor of the university’s Centennial Hall.

Painter of urban life

This month we have a great fall giveaway courtesy of Firefly Books. All recipients of the Reading Den are automatically entered to win one of three copies of Peter Clapham Sheppard: His Life and Work, by Tom Smart, along with a beautiful poster featuring one of Sheppard’s paintings.

Sheppard was a contemporary and colleague of members of the Group of Seven and played a leading role in early 20th-century Canadian art. His major works explore the life and tumult of major cities, including Toronto, Montreal and New York.

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