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BookNet bestsellers: Canadian history

Governor General’s Literary Award nominee Wade Davis has climbed to the top of the non-fiction bestsellers’ list with Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest.

For the two weeks ending Nov. 4:

1. Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest, Wade Davis
(Vintage Canada, $22.95 pa, 9780676979206)

2. The Taliban Don’t Wave, Robert Semrau
(John Wiley & Sons Canada, $27.95 pa, 9781118261187)

3. A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape, Candace Savage
(Greystone Books, $26.95 cl, 9781553652342)

4. Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August 19, 1942, Mark Zuehlke
(Douglas & McIntyre, $37.95 cl, 9781553658351)

5. New Brunswick’s Early Roads: The Routes that Shaped the Province, Ronald Rees
(Nimbus Publishing, $21.95 pa, 9781551099347)

6. Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times, Volume Two: 1867“1891, Richard Gwyn
(Random House Canada, $23 pa, 9780307356451)

7. The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen, Stephen Bown
(D&M, $32.95 cl, 9781553659372)

8. Imaging Winnipeg: History through the Photographs of L.B. Foote, Esyllt W. Jones
(University of Manitoba Press, $39.95 pa, 9780887557354)

9. Quebec: La Belle Province, Madelaine Mautford
(Book Sales, $10.99 cl, 9780785824572)

10. Ghost Road and Other Forgotten Stories of Windsor, Marty Gervais
(Biblioasis, $22.95 pa, 9781926845883)

11. Landslide: The Jack Hickey Story, Bruce Stagg
(Flanker Press, $19.95 pa, 9781926881836)

12. Silver Screens on the Prairie: An Illustrated History of Motion Picture Theaters in Manitoba, Russ Gourluck
(Great Plains Publications, $29.95 pa, 9781926531212)

13. John A., the Man Who Made Us: The Life and Times of John A. Macdonald, Vol. 1 1815“1867, Richard Gwyn
(Vintage Canada, $23 pa, 9780679314769)

14. Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark, Mary Janigan
(Knopf Canada, $32 cl, 9780307400628)

15. Don’t Tell the Newfoundlanders: The True Story of Newfoundland’s Confederation with Canada, Greg Malone
(Knopf Canada, $29.95 cl, 9780307401335)

16. Pierre Berton’s War of 1812, Pierre Berton
(Doubleday Canada, $29.95 pa, 9780385676489)

17. Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, Marcello Di Cintio
(Goose Lane Editions, $29.95 cl, 9780864926630)

18. Winston Churchill and Mackenzie King: So Similar, So Different, Terry Reardon and the Right Honourable John N. Turner
(Blue Butterfly Books, $35 cl, 9781459705890)

19. Ghost Islands of Nova Scotia, Mike Parker
(Pottersfield Press, $24.95 pa, 9781897426357)

20. Historic Black Nova Scotia, Henry Bishop and Bridglal Pachai
(Nimbus, $19.95 pa, 9781551095516)

 

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