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The Greeks (cover)

The Greeks
Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

By Terence Clark
March 2015, ISBN 978-0-660-20308-9
132 pages, 82 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)

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Take an extraordinary journey through more than 5,000 years of Greek culture, from the Neolithic Era to the age of Alexander the Great.

Featuring a selection of exquisite artifacts — many that have never been exhibited outside Greece — from 21 Greek museums, this is a souvenir of the most comprehensive exhibition on Ancient Greece to tour North America in a generation.

Delve deeper with the free mobile app, featuring enhanced content: videos, interactive maps, games and more!

The LeBreton Gallery

The LeBreton Gallery
The Military Technology Collection of the Canadian War Museum

By Andrew Burtch and Jeff Noakes
February 2015, ISBN 978-0-660-20309-6
116 pages, 66 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)

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Experience the LeBreton Gallery and the Canadian War Museum’s superb collection of military technology. Get an up-close view of imposing tanks, artillery and other machines of war, and learn about the military technology used by and against Canadians in times of both peace and conflict.

This souvenir catalogue presents a wide variety of vehicles and equipment used in warfare over the past 300 years, such as a Voodoo fighter jet, 19th century artillery pieces, tanks and other vehicles drawn from one of the most extensive collections of its kind in the world. Each tells something about the human ingenuity and intent in their creation and use, and the human experience of facing them on the battlefield.

Published in association with the Friends of the Canadian War Museum.

Ce que la rivière nous procurait

Ce que la rivière nous procurait
Archéologie et histoire du réservoir de l’Eastmain-1

Edited by Pierre Bibeau, David Denton and André Burroughs
January 2015, ISBN 978-2-7603-2205-9
Mercury Series, Archaeology Paper 175
684 pages, 297 illustrations, 17 x 24 cm, paperback
$89.95 (French only)
Trade orders: University of Ottawa Press

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In 2006, the construction of the Eastmain-1 hydroelectric project created a reservoir of 603 square kilometres in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory. From 2002 to 2005, preventative archaeological research was undertaken in the region within the context of environmental studies initiated by the Société d’énergie de la Baie James and the Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Program, based on an agreement with the Cree people. Thanks to an exceptional collaboration between teams of archaeologists, geographers and ethnologists from Arkéos inc. — the selected consultant — and the Cree Regional Authority, a huge amount of work was undertaken.

The research carried out along the Eastmain River led to the excavation of 158 sites, representing a total of five millennia of human occupation. From a broad range of perspectives, the 18 contributions in this book present findings relating to the archaeological materials unearthed as well as the natural environment and cultural history of the area. The pages of this book are transfused with a strong affection for these lands and for the river.

1867

1867
Rebellion and Confederation

By Jean-François Lozier
November 2014, ISBN 978-0-660-20307-2
124 pages, 66 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)

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On July 1, 1867, Confederation was proclaimed. It marked the birth of today’s Canada and the culmination of a process that took nearly 30 years. 1867 – Rebellion and Confederation invites us to explore the journey of a society in transition and of people who fought, negotiated, and made compromises to better coexist.

By presenting the pivotal moments that led to the drafting of the British North America Act, the souvenir catalogue helps us recognize a legacy that is still echoed in our identity, our values and our institutions.

Fighting in Flanders

Fighting in Flanders
Gas. Mud. Memory.

By Mélanie Morin-Pelletier
November 2014, ISBN 978-0-660-20306-5
108 pages, 61 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)

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From the opening movements of the First World War, most of Belgium was occupied by German forces. Fighting in Flanders explores how Canadians in Belgium had to adapt to the significant challenges ― from the first use of poison gas in the Second Battle of Ypres to the hellish mud of Passchendaele.

This souvenir catalogue highlights the famous poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae and examines how Canadian and Belgian collective memories of this conflict have evolved over the last 100 years.

Canada’s Titanic

Canada’s Titanic
The Empress of Ireland

By John Willis
May 2014, ISBN 978-0-660-20283-9
120 pages, 65 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)
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One foggy night in May of 1914, two ships collided on the St. Lawrence River. The Empress of Ireland, with 1,477 souls aboard, sank in less than 15 minutes. An estimated 1,012 people perished.

This souvenir catalogue leads you through the atmosphere of celebration following the departure from Québec City, the confused encounter in the fog, the fateful collision with the collier and the desperate rush to escape the sinking vessel.

Artifacts from this once-splendid ocean liner and historical photos help bring to life stories of loss and rescue, despair and bravery that were all part of the greatest maritime disaster in Canadian history.

Witness

Witness
Canadian Art of the First World War

By Amber Lloydlangston and Laura Brandon
April 2014, ISBN 978-0-660-20282-2
120 pages, 56 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)
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From the massive canvases painted by official war artists to the tiny personal sketches by amateur soldiers, Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War examines how Canadians captured their First World War experiences in art, both at home and overseas.

This souvenir catalogue showcases 56 oil paintings, watercolours, prints and sketches by 52 artists in full colour. As they did when they were produced, these works help us understand and appreciate the unprecedented contributions and sacrifices Canadians made between 1914 and 1918.

Transformations

Transformations
A. Y. Jackson and Otto Dix

By Laura Brandon
April 2014, ISBN 978-0-660-20281-5
120 pages, 50 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)
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Group of Seven painter A. Y. Jackson and German artist Otto Dix incorporated the brutal horrors that they saw as soldiers on the First World War front lines into their later landscape art.

Transformations – A. Y. Jackson and Otto Dix shows how the two artists drew on memories of the physical destruction they witnessed at the front to create artworks that mourned the conflict’s consequences and reflected the post-war evolution of Canadian and German national identity.

Arranged chronologically into five sections, from their early years to their deaths, this souvenir catalogue traces the impact of the First World War on both artists’ careers. It includes 44 full-colour images of landscape paintings, drawings and prints, some never before seen in Canada.

The Grand Hall

The Grand Hall
First Peoples of Canada’s Northwest Coast

By Leslie Tepper
March 2014, ISBN 978-0-660-20279-2
108 pages, 55 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)
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Explore the Aboriginal cultures of Canada’s Pacific Coast through this richly illustrated souvenir catalogue of the Museum’s Grand Hall. Discover ancient and contemporary works of Northwest Coast art found in every aspect of daily life from simple tools to the complex ceremonial regalia, masks and theatrical pieces created for public performance. Soaring totem poles and magnificent house front paintings draw attention to the vaulted ceiling and stunning architecture of the Grand Hall itself.

The Northwest Coast exhibition, developed in consultation and with the assistance of Northwest Coast First Nation artists, curators and scholars, reveals an extraordinary culture that has existed in Canada for thousands of years.

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