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Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die, Biking Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
by Chris Santella
Santella showcases a wide variety of expertly selected places to bike, from the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia and the Indochina Trail in Vietnam to the urban jungle of New York City.
It's All About the Bike, The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
by Robert Penn
A paean to craftsmanship and tradition. En route to building his dream bike (oh, what a brilliant quest!), Robert Penn explores the culture, science and history of the bicycle.
by David Hackett Fischer
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.
Mud, Sweat, and Gears: A Rowdy Family Bike Adventure Across Canada on Seven Wheels
by Joe Kurmaskie
Kurmaskie, his long suffering wife and three kids (including a one-year-old) pedal across Canada in this latest by "The Metal Cowboy."
A People's History of Quebec
by Robin Philbot, Jacques Lacoursiere
This swift overview of Quebec’s 450-year history by a leading historian covers everything from the earliest days of colonization to the province’s recent efforts to gain independence. Includes helpful timeline.
Cyclopedia, It's All About the Bike
by William Fotheringham
The distinguished journalist and cycling fan William Fotheringham brings humor and substance to this irresistible compendium, organized A-to-Z. With maps and illustrations.
Shadows on the Rock
by Willa Cather
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.
Three Weeks in Quebec City: The Meeting That Made Canada
by Christopher Moore
A riveting history of the earliest drafting of a Canadian national constitution during the Quebec Conference of 1864.
by Kenneth Roberts, N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator)
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.
A Traveller's History of Canada
by Robert Bothwell
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
by Alice Munro
This collection of 28 short stories represents some of Munro's finest work. A powerful range of emotional, evocative tales set throughout the cities and rural towns of her native country.
Canada and Quebec: One Country, Two Histories
by Robert Bothwell
An in-depth look at Canada-Quebec relations through interviews with prominent Canadian figures.