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Tim Cook wins the Charles Taylor Prize

Congratulations to Tim Cook, who received this year's Charles Talyor Prize for his book Shock Troops : Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917-1918.

Charles Taylor Prize nominees announced

Finalists for the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction have been announced.  Here are the nominees:


Sugar: a bittersweet history / by Elizabeth Abbott


The Endless City

In 1900, only 10% of the world's population lived in cities.  Today it's just over 50%, and by 2050 that number will be at 75%.  "The Endless City" takes a look at this rising global phenomenon, with a look at some of the major cities of note today:  New York, Shanghai, London, Mexico City, Johannesburg

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

Kate Summerscale's book The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher has won the BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for nonficton.  The book investigates an unsolved murder in 1860.  Quitting her day job to research and write the book has really paid off!

House Lust

book cover imageJust turn on the TV and you can see that Canada has got a bad case of the wants when it comes to our homes.  Remodeling, house flipping, upsizing, and vacation properties—the list goes on and on.  What gives?  Why is every

Rome 1960

book cover imageIt was the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one.

Rogers' Empire

Rogers has been very much in the news recently, particularly with the proposed texting charges and the launch of the G3 iPhone.  Wanna know how this company grew to be what it is today?  And what’s the story of the man behind the empire?

The Billionaire's Vinegar

How much would you pay for a good bottle of wine? $10? $40? How about $156,000? Benjamin Wallace's "The Billionaire's Vinegar" is a page-turning romp through the mystery and intrigue surrounding


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