Formac-Lorimer
James Lorimer & Company Ltd. has been publishing non-fiction books on Canadian social and political issues since the early 1970s, with an attention to subjects that were being silenced in public discussions. Lorimer still publishes under this mandate today, and has expanded to subjects including military history, economics, education, gender studies, history, native studies, political science, public policy, sociology, and urban studies written by experts but with an appeal to the general reader.
Myths of Modern History Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781459416932
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2024
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Illustrations: 12 colour & b&w photos and illustrations
Description:
At a time when it’s all too easy to see history in black-and-white terms, historian Jacques R. Pauwels urges readers to let go of conventional history textbooks and re-examine historical events outside the bounds of conventional ideologies and agendas.Pauwels uses twelve key events, from the French Revolution onwards, to debunk well-known accepted historical narratives in the western canon.
John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Year Canada Was Cool Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781459415416
Pub Date: 28 Nov 2021
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Description:
John Lennon was the world's biggest rock star in the late Sixties. With his new wife Yoko Ono, the duo were icons of the peace movement denouncing the Vietnam War. In 1969, at the height of their popularity, they headed to Canada.
Unsung Heroes of the Canadian Army Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781459506237
Pub Date: 28 Nov 2021
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Illustrations: 50 colour and b&w photos
Description:
This fully illustrated edition offers more than 50 visuals including maps, operational plans, photographs and war art related to the incredible stories of our unsung heroes. With a completely selfless indifference to enemy fire, the quiet heroes featured in this book faced danger and atrocity. With courage and audacity they fought for their lives - and they fought for ours.
Smart Cities for Canada Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781459415447
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2021
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Description:
"Smart cities" use surveillance, big data processing and interactive technologies to reshape urban life. Transit riders can see the bus coming on a map on their phones. Cities can measure and analyze the garbage collected from every household.
Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781459506015
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2020
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Illustrations: full-colour illustrations
Description:
The skills, knowledge and experience that took Captain James Cook to the South Seas and around the world seemed to come out of nowhere. In fact, as author Jerry Lockett has discovered, their foundation was laid during the time he spent in Atlantic Canada. His experiences on Canada's east coast and the naval men he met there shaped him to become one of the most successful explorers of all time.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781459505919
Pub Date: 18 Feb 2020
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Description:
Born into a dark, unhappy childhood and battling severe mental and physical health issues all through her adulthood, Lucy Maud Montgomery had a challenging private life. But she gave the world Anne Shirley - the freckle-faced, fiercely independent redhead as representative of Canada as the maple leaf. Anne of Green Gables is considered one of the greatest works in Canadian literature.
Oil and World Politics Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781459413443
Pub Date: 10 May 2019
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Description:
Petroleum is the most valuable commodity in the world and an enormous source of wealth for those who sell it, transport it and transform it for its many uses. As the engine of modern economies and industries, governments everywhere want to assure steady supplies. Without it, their economies would grind to a standstill.
Bounty the Greatest Sea Story of Them All Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781459505445
Pub Date: 25 Sep 2018
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Illustrations: 50+ full colour & b&w images
Description:
This is the story of two thrilling generations of Bounty. First, the original eighteenth century British Naval Transport ship, on which the most infamous mutiny in British naval history played out. Pulling together details from various contemporary accounts of these events author and filmmaker Geoff D'Eon tells the tale of a harsh leader cast out to sea who miraculously finds his way back to England and pursues his beached subordinates in search of justice.
Halifax Explosion Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781459505230
Pub Date: 19 Sep 2018
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Series: Amazing Canadians
Illustrations: 50+ b&w and colour illustrations
Description:
The Halifax explosion was unprecedented in its devastation with regards to casualties, force and radius of the blast, and widespread damage to property.This book offers a collection of carefully selected visuals that tell the story of the devastation caused by the explosion and the impact it had on Halifax. Joyce Glasner focuses on the impact of this wartime disaster on the thousands of survivors.
Alexander Graham Bell Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781459505261
Pub Date: 19 Sep 2018
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Series: Amazing Canadians
Illustrations: 50+ b&w and colour illustrations
Description:
In 1876, at only 29 years old, Alexander Graham Bell completed the invention that would turn him into a household name: the telephone. What began as a tool for his deaf students, the device would ultimately change the way people communicate forever. Driven by a keen scientific mind and a desire to find new ways to assist people, Bell produced groundbreaking inventions in an astonishing range of fields, including aviation and medicine.
The Reconciliation Manifesto Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781459409613
Pub Date: 28 Feb 2018
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Description:
In this book Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson challenge virtually everything that non-Indigenous Canadians believe about their relationship with Indigenous Peoples and the steps that are needed to place this relationship on a healthy and honourable footing. Manuel and Derrickson show how governments are attempting to reconcile with Indigenous Peoples without touching the basic colonial structures that dominate and distort the relationship. They review the current state of land claims.
400 Years in 365 Days Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781459504806
Pub Date: 19 Feb 2018
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Illustrations: 300+ colour images
Description:
400 Years in 365 Days gives readers a fun, trivia-filled record which reflects the communities and peoples of Nova Scotia spanning the past 400+ years. Leo Deveau has assembled over a thousand entries that reflect events in the lives and histories of virtually every settlement and group in the province, covering a range of interests from military history to arts and sports. Illustrating the entries are 300+ visuals including full colour paintings, drawings, photos, and archival objects.
Mysteries, Legends and Myths of the First World War Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781459504882
Pub Date: 19 Feb 2018
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Series: Amazing Canadians
Illustrations: 50+ colour and b/w photos throughout
Description:
This book offers a close-up look at the First World War as it was experienced by ordinary Canadian soldiers. It portrays the war experience of tens of thousands of young Canadians. Reading their accounts offers a no-holds-barred picture of fighting, life in the trenches, the human cost in lives lost, and the physical and emotional aftermath for survivors.
Oil's Deep State Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781459409972
Pub Date: 19 Feb 2018
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Description:
Why have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire warnings and compelling evidence of the profound and growing threat posed by global warming? Most of the writing on global warming is by scientists, academics, environmentalists, and journalists. Kevin Taft, a former leader of the opposition in Alberta, brings a fresh perspective through the insight he gained as an elected politician who had an insider's eyewitness view of the role of the oil industry.
Valour At Vimy Ridge Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781459504851
Pub Date: 19 Feb 2018
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Series: Amazing Canadians
Illustrations: 50+ colour and b/w photos throughout
Description:
The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 saw Canadian troops storm a 14-kilometre long escarpment that was believed to be impregnable. This was the first time in Canada's history that a corps-sized formation fought together as a unit under its own leadership. Canadian troops persevered under heavy fire to take the ridge.
Wartime Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781459410992
Pub Date: 19 Feb 2018
Imprint: Formac-Lorimer
Description:
The First World War was the cause of dramatic changes in every Canadian community. What it meant to daily life becomes clear in this book about the war years in Guelph, Ontario. The first months were the easiest, as young men rushed to enlist.