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Becoming My Mother’s Daughter

Becoming My Mother’s Daughter: A Story of Survival and Renewal tells the story of three generations of a Jewish Hungarian family whose fate has been inextricably bound up with the turbulent history of ...

Florence Nightingale’s European Travels

This seventh volume in the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale consists of letters, observations, and notes from Florence Nightingale’s many trips to Europe, beginning with a family journey when ...

The Life Writings of Mary Baker McQuesten

How did a privileged Victorian matron, newly widowed and newly impoverished, manage to raise and educate her six young children and restore her family to social prominence?

Mary Baker McQuesten’s personal ...

Florence Nightingale on Public Health Care

This sixth volume in the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale reports Nightingale’s considerable accomplishments in the development of a public health care system based on health promotion and disease ...

Where I Come From

“Where do you come from?”

When Vijay Agnew first immigrated to Canada people would often ask her “Where do you come from?” She thought it a simple, straightforward question, and would answer in ...

Florence Nightingale on Mysticism and Eastern Religions

Mysticism and Eastern Religions, the fourth volume in the Collected Works and the third on Nightingale’s religion, begins with the publication for the first time of Florence Nightingale’s Notes on ...

Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literature

Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literature, Volume 5 in the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, is the main source of Nightingale’s work on the ...

China Diary

Mary Austin was a mayor’s daughter who expected to live an uneventful life in Canada. But when she said “I do” to Jim Endicott she found that she had “married China. ”

Thrust into extraordinary ...

Allan King

For nearly half a century, Allan King has changed the way film and television show us the world. Warrendale, banned from Canadian television in one of the most infamous censorship battles of the 1960s, ...

Florence Nightingale’s Theology: Essays, Letters and Journal Notes

This third volume in the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale reports her controversial theological essays (only two of which have been previously published) and a great array of correspondence, from ...